Published on August 24th, 2013 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Happy Birthday Toyota Supra Mk4
20 years ago on August the 24th 1993 the Mk4 Toyota Supra was launched to the market as the most powerful and exciting Toyota ever produced. Today is the anniversary celebration of this landmark performance car. The fourth-generation Supra; a grand tourer coupe combined hell-raising performance with supercar handling and continent-crushing comfort, yet it was as tractable and easy to drive as any other Toyota. Since its launch, there has been no successor, however there have been widespread rumours of a 5th generation Supra circulating for the past 2 years.
The Mk4 Supra (also known by its ’JZA80′ chassis code) has matured beyond its teenage years. However, it is recognised as one of the most iconic and celebrated cars to have ever come out of Japan. Twenty years on, the Mk4 Supra remains the most powerful road car Toyota has ever put into mass production, while in the hands of aftermarket tuners its comprehensively over-engineered 2JZ-GTE 3.0-litre straight 6-cylinder engine has been proved to be capable of producing well over 1000bhp. It has also proved itself beyond question in the demanding world of motorsport.
Little wonder that the Mk4 Supra continues to enjoy enduring popularity among Toyota enthusiasts. Indeed, numerous owners’ clubs dedicated to the model have been formed throughout the world, many of which feature active discussion forums and busy social calendars. (pictured below is the last facelift of the 4th generation Supra which had a targa top roof)