Big. Damn big actually…and heavy. This car is the biggest, heaviest ‘sports car’ I’ve ever owned. I’ve been getting bored of cars too easily. This time I needed a change in cars instead of a change of cars. So gave up the +/-100hp and +/-2000lbs cars for a land yacht. My record for keeping a car is two years, my shortest is 2 months. We’ll see if this can hold my interest any longer…I think it will have to as I doubt I could sell it very easily.
At over 3100lbs and over 200hp, the car is definitely different. The motor is a 1G-GTE and was never available in North America…or maybe any other country outside of Japan. Two Liters, six inline cylinders, two parallel turbos and a bore and stroke of 75/75. Who thinks of a motor like this? The car is the Japanese Domestic Market predecessor of the Lexus SC300/400 and like those, shares it’s chassis and suspension with the Supra of the same generation. GA70/MA70 Supra in this case. The body design screams 80’s Toyota (which I love) with it’s wedge shape and triangular side skirts ala AW11, AE92.
There’s lots to be done to make it an exciting car to pilot and I currently have plans to do them. But if history prevails, check back in a while and it will be for sale ;^) Any offers? -R
Note: This was the era of high turn-over… and in this case, Ryan was spurred to continue that trend by the various fears and annoyance of JDM car ownership: glass, constant attention (is that a Skyline!?!?!!), no local parts support… and so on. Ryan traded this thing for 2.5 AE86’s… cars and parts which are also long gone from our garage, and weren’t even notable enough to mention on this website.
Specifications of the Machine