Lot 45
1993 Toyota Supra GZ


CHASSIS NO: JZA800007253

• Only 45,544 miles
• Rare black on black
• Plenty of high-tech goodies
• Hard-to-find unmolested, Japanese Domestic Market example

3.0-litre (2,997 cc) DOHC inline six-cylinder engine, four valves per cylinder, twin-turbocharged, 276 HP at 5,600 RPM, 318 ft-lbs torque, A340E four-speed automatic transmission, rear-wheel drive, double wishbone independent suspension front and rear, disc brakes all around with ABS; wheelbase: 100.4” (2550 mm)

The fourth series of the Toyota Supra, known as the A80, was unveiled at the 1993 Chicago Motor Show and launched in April of the same year. The precedent set by the previous generation of the Supra was to include as much technology and performance as possible in a true grand touring sports car package. The new Supra did not disappoint.

The new car had two engine options; the naturally aspirated 2JZ-GE engine and the twin-turbocharged 2JZ-GTE. Both engines utilized double overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder and distributor-less ignition. The twin-turbochargers were sequential not parallel, meaning, all the exhaust went to the first turbocharger to reduce turbo lag and increase low-end torque. At 3,500 rpm some of the exhaust is routed to the second turbine providing additional boost. Both turbines run up to 4,000 rpm where they reached maximum boost. This new series of Supra not only got the benefit of more power, it also went on a diet from its predecessor. Aluminum was used for the hood, front cross member, oil and transmission pans and the suspension. The carpets were hollow fibers, the steering wheel was magnesium-alloy, the gas tank was plastic and the car got a single exhaust pipe. Despite the car having more features than its predecessor, such as air bags, traction control, larger brakes, wheels, tires and the additional supercharger, the car weighed approximately 200 pounds less. All the power and lighter weight resulted in increased performance. The turbocharged cars were able to reach 97 km/h in 4.6 seconds and cover the ¼ mile in 13.1 seconds. Top speed was 177 mph but the cars in the USA were all restricted to 155 mph, while Japanese cars were restricted to 112 mph.

This is a Japanese Domestic Market and a GZ model; a Japanese market package that was more luxurious with leather seats, airbags, active front spoiler, removable aero top and limited-slip differential. Clean examples of these Sport Compact Supras are very hard to find and even more difficult to attain with such low miles.

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