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Toyota Supra strikes out on its own and adds a turbo option

For the third-generation, the Supra cuts its ties with the Celica lineup and gains a turbo engine option.

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1992 Toyota Supra Turbo

For its third-generation, the Supra parted ways with the Celica and became its own standalone model in the Toyota lineup.

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While the Celica went on to become a front-wheel-drive sport compact, the Supra stayed with rear-wheel drive.

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As with previous cars, an inline six-cylinder continued to power the Supra.

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When the car launched as a 1986.5 model following production delays, power came from a 3.0-liter six-cylinder with 200 horsepower and 196 pound-feet of torque.

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For 1987, a turbocharged 3.0-liter engine was added to the lineup delivering 230 ponies and 240 pound-feet of torque.

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Transmission choices for both engines were a five-speed manual and four-speed automatic. 

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Turbo models came standard with sports package that included a limited-slip differential, adjustable suspension and headlamp washers. The sport package was an option for non-turbocharged Supras. 

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A targo roof was also an option on the third-generation Supra.

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When the third-generation Supra launched for the 1986.5 model year, it carried a base price of $18,610.

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When the Supra Turbo joined the lineup in 1987 it started at $24,155.

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The brochure for the 1986 Toyota Supra.

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Sales brochure for the 1987 Toyota Supra.

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Sales brochure for the 1988 Toyota Supra.

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The sales brochure for the 1989 Toyota Supra.

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