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The 4th generation Toyota Supra becomes a performance icon

Toyota turns its focus to making the Supra a serious performance machine for its fourth-generation model and succeeds.

Jon Wong
Jon Wong was a reviews editor for CNET Cars. He test drove and wrote about new cars and oversaw coverage of automotive accessories and garage gear. In his spare time, he enjoys track days, caring for his fleet of old Japanese cars and searching for the next one to add to his garage.
Jon Wong
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1993 Toyota Supra Turbo

In June 1993, the fourth-generation Toyota Supra was introduced.

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1993 Toyota Supra Turbo

Unlike previous models, which tried to provide more premium features, the fourth-gen car put an emphasis on performance.

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1993 Toyota Supra Turbo

Compared to the outgoing car, the new Supra was lighter thanks to the use of aluminum for the hood, front cross member, oil pan, transmission pan and various suspension components.

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1993 Toyota Supra Turbo

Small details like a magnesium steering wheel and plastic gas tank were also employed to save weight.

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1993 Toyota Supra Turbo

When it was all said and done, the new Supra was roughly 200 pounds lighter than the previous model.

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Two engines continued to be offered including a naturally aspirated 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder with 220 horsepower and 210 pound-feet of torque.  

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The range-topping turbo six-cylinder brought 320 ponies and 315 pound-feet of torque to the party.  

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1997 Toyota Supra Turbo

For the naturally aspirated engine, a five-speed manual and four-speed automatic were the transmission choices.  

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Turbo engines were available with either a six-speed manual or four-speed automatic.  

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Toyota stopped importing the Supra to the US following the 1998 model year because of low demand.  

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1993 Toyota Supra engine

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The sales brochure for the 1993 Toyota Supra.

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