1996 Toyota Supra Review from Australia and New Zealand

1996 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo 3.0 twin turbo 2JZ

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3.0 twin turbo 2JZ Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 kilometres
Most recent distance130000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Supra

Summary:

Absolutely AWESOME!

Faults:

NOTHING!!! It is absolutely great!!!

Toyota, you really knew what you were doing with this car!!!

General Comments:

V8 beating a Twin Turbo Supra, ahaha, I don't think so!!

The Supra came out in 1993 (2JZ engine). The Twin Turbo model produced 320hp! And the car only weighs 1.5 tons. It does the sprint to 100km/h from a standstill in under 5 seconds, has excellent handling, and all this for as little as $20k (Australian). How many V8's do you know that can do all that for that price? Hmmm?

Secondly, if you have a little more money to spend, you can upgrade a few things such as new turbos (although just upgrading the turbine wheels from ceramic to steel is always good) and engine management, cold air intake, high flow injectors. You can get a Supra doing 0-100 in around 3 seconds (blowing Ferrari's off the road!!). V8's are too heavy!!! They can't compare! And plus they don't look as good, chicks like Supras :P.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th March, 2007

9th Mar 2008, 05:28

Not to rain on your parade about "heavy" v8's, but all the old muscle car v8's actually weigh around 100kg lighter then the supra.

20th Jun 2009, 21:15

A Supra is a straight 6, not a V8. You should only compare it with other 6s like Skylines, Falcons, etc. Not V8 engines.

21st Jun 2009, 11:53

Our V10 Viper was number 2 on the dyno board as compared to one of these.

22nd Jun 2009, 05:35

If I were to compare this car, I would compare its performance and suspension on the track... even if it exceeds the V8 or even V10 hp with engine mods possible.

16th Feb 2012, 15:32

An LS1 Camaro SS is completely FASTER and a bit lighter than a Supra, and the handling is close. Not bad for a solid axle.

1999 Camaro SS

Weight: 3440 lbs

HP: 325@5600

TQ: 335@4000

S/P: 0.91 Gs

1996 Supra

Weight: 3485 lbs

HP: 320@6000

TQ: 315@5300

S/P:0.95 Gs

Supras are overpriced, looks bland, and are only good for high HP that never gets to the ground, and immature street racing, which is dangerous, and proves NOTHING. A Camaro is cheaper to buy, makes more HP for cheaper, looks better, takes it to the track and gets RESULTS.

Camaro > Supra.

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 1 review