Known as the Celica XX in Japan, the Celica Supra was heavily based on the Toyota Celica range. The major difference between the two was the use of an in-line six cylinder engine up front, which gave Toyota a direct rival to the Capri 2.8i and Alfa GTV6 in Europe. The power output started out at a reasonable 174bhp, but this rose to 178bhp later in the Supra’s life. Even with this power output, the Celica Supra was always more of a luxury barge than a sports car. Once popular in the ‘drift’ scene, these cars are now emerging as true classics.
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Independent, MacPherson strut, coil spring, telescopic dampers, anti-roll bar
Independent, semi-trailing arms, coil spring, telescopic dampers, anti-roll bar
rack and pinion