The first generation Toyota Supra was released in 1978, in response to the appearance of the Datsun Fairlady Z, at that time as a modification of the Toyota Celica. The third generation Toyota Supra (A70), which entered the market in 1986, became a completely independent model from Celica. The main features are a three-door rigid body, independent suspension, rear-wheel drive and an in-line six-cylinder engine under the hood. This may be a variation of a 2-liter 1G unit, atmospheric or turbocharged (twin turbo), or a 3.0-liter flagship 7M-GTEU turbo engine. For Supra 1986-1988 model years, the proposed power range ranged from 105 to 230 hp.
Developing a new generation of the car in the mid-80s, the Japanese tried to equip it not only with all the most necessary, but also with advanced technologies at that time, such as ABS and TEMS systems, and not at the expense of a price that was very competitive. A characteristic feature of the top-end configurations was the leather interior, climate control and high-quality audio system, digital dashboard, etc. D. Supra, along with the Toyota Soarer Z20 JDM model, used the same platform, except that the Supra's wheelbase is noticeably shorter (by 75 mm), so it’s quite cramped at the back and the sofa is molded strictly for two. But on the other hand, the driver has the ability to configure the most comfortable fit, with the presence of steering adjustment for tilt / reach and many seat adjustments, including lumbar and lateral support, a fully adjustable headrest, height and angle adjustment of the legs. Toyota Supra A70 attracts attention with three types of 2-liter 1G engine (SOHC, DOHC, DOHC twin turbo). The greatest advantage of this generation of the model could be called a 7M 3-liter engine with a DOHC gas distribution system and turbocharging. As the base unit served 1G-EU - 12-valve 105-horsepower. A more powerful modification of the 1G-GEU with four valves per cylinder and two camshafts developed 140 “forces”. The turbo-version of the basic “six” - 1G-GTE - had a power reserve of 185 “horses”. Top models Supra (as well as Soarer) got a 3.0-liter 230-horsepower 7M-GTEU turbo engine, which compared to its standard 200-horsepower atmospheric version 7M-GE from Crown had a relatively small increase in “horses”, but the maximum of the power and torque curve shifted 400–800 rpm below. It can be noted that all of these motors are considered exemplary reliable. Supra A70 was equipped with a suspension with double wishbones front and rear. To reduce the weight, part of the nodes was made of aluminum, and the rods were attached to the subframes to minimize vibration in the cabin. The arsenal included the TEMS system (Toyota Electronic Modulated Suspension) - an electronic suspension control system that allows you to change the damping stiffness, improving the behavior of the car depending on conditions, and in sports mode, reducing lateral body rolls and “nose bites” when braking. The car was equipped with power steering and fully disc brakes, while in more powerful versions, not only the front brakes, but also the rear ones, were ventilated. In terms of body size and other nuances, the car met the demands of the domestic Japanese market. Its dimensions were 4620 x 1690 x 1310 mm (L x W x H), and the interior dimensions: 1720 x 1400 x 1070 mm. Rear-wheel drive and a wheelbase of 2595 mm provided Toyota Supra with a minimum turning radius of 5.4 m. Since the Supra actually has a fastback body, good practical features are also included in the car: the trunk is quite adequate in size - 185 liters, while the rear seats fold in parts, increasing the volume to 315 liters, allowing you to carry long things if necessary.
Toyota Supra has a body of increased rigidity that meets the safety requirements of its time. The car could be equipped with an anti-lock braking system, which in the early years of the generation was an option. In 1987, a modification appeared with a removable roof (targa) between the front and rear struts - this car received additional body reinforcement; in Japan, this modification was called Aero top, in other markets - Targa top and Sport roof.
Sporting capabilities of Toyota Supra may be modest in comparison with the real combat “supercars” of those years, but in a charged form and in the presence of “mechanics” the car looks very worthy. In the 90s, it was imported relatively massively, although the owners' cravings for speed decently reduced the population. Supra provides excellent tuning opportunities, and the relationship with many other Toyota models solves the problem of finding key parts. The body of the car is quite strong, but still requires a thorough check - such cars a priori more often get into accidents.