March 9, 2022

Blog: Race Ready 1996 Super Red Supra

This 1996 Toyota Supra is being offered for $80,000 by a seller in Surrey, BC with 99,000 kms on the odometer. It is finished in a Super Red clear coat over a black leather interior. 

From 1993 to 2002, Toyota brought us the A80 Supra designed by Isao Tsuzuki; the fourth generation of Supras were assembled at the Motomachi manufacturing plant in Toyota City, Aichi, Japan. It shared its subframe, suspension, and drivetrain platform with the Z30 Soarer, which was sold in the US as the Lexus SC. The company worked to reduce the weight of the Supra - constructing the hood, targa top, front crossmember, oil and transmission pans, and forged upper suspension A-arms out of aluminum. No option was overlooked in this effort, keeping in mind an old racing adage: “the easiest way to remove 100lbs from a racecar is to remove 1lb in 100 different places.” Toyota made the steering wheel from magnesium alloy, the gas tank and lid were plastic, head bolts were dished out, and carpet fibres were hollow. The Mark IV was brought to market 200 lbs lighter than the Mark III (A70), despite being more adequately equipped with additional features such as dual airbags, traction control, larger brakes, wheel, and tires, and another turbocharger. 

This right hand drive Japanese import includes power windows, power locks, power steering, and air conditioning. Inside you’ll find updated leather seats and a carbon fibre ‘98 Supra steering wheel. It has an 8000 RPM tachometer and a 180 mph speedometer. A compustar T9 alarm has been installed. This Supra is sitting on 18” CCW D110 three piece modular forged aluminum eleven-spoke gold rivet wheels with 265/40R/18 Toyo R888 rubber in the front and 305/35R/18 Mickey Thompson ET Street S/S tires in the rear. 

This Mark IV Supra sports coupe is equipped with a meticulously modified and upgraded 2997 cc 2JZ-GTE twin turbo inline-6 paired to a 6-speed V160 manual transmission and an Exedy triple disc clutch. It uses an AEM Performance Electronics engine management system. Suspension has been swapped for a 220mm ring gear JDM TT differential from a ‘93 Supra with HKS Hipermax IV coilovers. The Supra’s four-sensor four-channel track tuned ABS system means that each brake is controlled individually according to the speed, angle, and pitch of the approaching corner. This F1 calibre braking system garnered the Toyota Supra’s designation as having the best braking performance of any production car when tested by Car and Driver in 1997. 

You can view the listing here.