The Supra RZ was designed as an export model for the European and North American market. It is powered by a sequential twin-turbocharged inline-six engine, codenamed '2JZ-GTE', that produced 320 hp, which was only available with 276 in Japan due to horsepower restrictions at the time of production. The RZ model was produced alongside a naturally-aspirated SZ-R.
The Supra RZ received a facelift in 1997 with minor interior changes, as well as new lights such as clear housings for the turn lights on the air intakes. Production of the North American models ended in 1998 due to the introduction of newer crash test standards and rising production costs. In its home market, production continued until 2002.
The Need for Speed
The Supra RZ appears in The Need for Speed as a class C vehicle.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
The Supra is unlocked in Need for Speed: Most Wanted upon defeating Blacklist racer #13 Vic, whom also drives a specially modified version of the car that can be obtained in a pink slip marker. In the car lot, the Supra can be purchased for 40,000 in-game cash.
The Toyota Supra is featured with good acceleration and a high top speed. When fully upgraded, the Supra tends to have better acceleration statistics than top speed.
Need for Speed: Carbon
- Exotic Career - Take over the Infinity Park territory in Silverton.
- Tuner Career - Take over the Neon Mile territory in Silverton.
- Muscle Career - Defeat Darius.
The Supra compares with other Tier 3 Tuners well due to quick acceleration and a high top speed. Its straight-line performance comes at a small cost of handling.
Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City
The Supra RZ appears in Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City, and is unlocked upon defeating Layla 3 in the PlayStation Portable release or upon defeating MK in the Nintendo DS release.
Need for Speed: ProStreet
The Supra comes with well-rounded performance with particular strengths in acceleration and top speed. As it is upgradeable to 1,079 hp, the Supra makes for a competitive Drag racing car when upgraded.
Need for Speed: Undercover
The Supra RZ appears in Need for Speed: Undercover as a Tier 3 car that is unlocked upon the player completing the Job event Nick of Time, and can be purchased for $100,000. It appears in the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo Wii releases with a price tag of $47,000.
The Supra shows less straight-line racing potential than in previous titles due to a rather lacking top speed of 203 mph (327 km/h). It is also featured with average acceleration.
Need for Speed: Shift
The Supra RZ appears as a Tier 2 vehicle in Need for Speed: Shift as part of the Team Racing downloadable content pack. It is featured with a 5.00 car rating and can be obtained for free.
Need for Speed: World
Compared to the fastest tier 2 vehicles, the Supra reached a notably lower top speed. The large turn radius and high weight prevented it from entering and exiting corners quickly. As part of an April 3, 2012 update, the Supra received a higher top speed of 180 mph (258 km/h) and a smaller turn radius, with the result of noticeably improved handling.
The best trait of the Supra is acceleration, which is among the best in Class C - similarly to the Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec. However, this comes at the expense of handling. Despite having a reworked steering, the Supra still relies on brakes under high-speed cornering, which is unproblematic with nimbler cars. Nevertheless, it is more responsive than most former tier 2 cars including the Skyline GT-R. Its nitrous boost gave a moderate boost in speed.
The Supra is best used in race tracks allowing the full use of acceleration. It is less effective in technical tracks when put against better handling cars. Its weight can be useful in pursuit events.
Before August 22, 2012, it could only be purchased if the player was at Driver Level 25 or above and cost 400,000. On May 14th, 2015, its price was lowered from 750,000 as part of the End of the World event.
The Hatamoto style is a rental car that can be leased for 150. It was made available on September 28, 2010.
The Cop Edition style is a Cop Edition that costs 3100. It was initially released on April 9, 2012 as a top-up gift, and was later made available for purchase on August 29th, 2012.
The Street Mod style is a drag car that costs 3100. It was released on October 16, 2012.
Shift 2: Unleashed
The Toyota Supra RZ appears as a Retro class car in Shift 2: Unleashed. It is featured with a C 550 performance rating and 3.39 handling rating. Players can purchase it for $29,100.
A special "Speedhunters" variant of the Supra is featured in the Speedhunters Pack. It has an A 2280 performance rating and a 5.54 handling rating. Players can purchase it for free.
Its inline-six engine can be upgraded up to 1000 horsepower and more, allowing the player to hit high top speeds. It is possible to swap the engine of the car with the V10 of the Lexus LFA. This conversion will change performance drastically but at the cost of more frequent understeer in corners.
Need for Speed: The Run
The stock version and the NFS Edition of the Toyota Supra can be unlocked after beating two Autolog recommendations. The Rado variant becomes available to the player upon achieving a gold medal in all Rural Track Attack challenges.
The tier 2 Supra, along with the Subaru Impreza WRX STI, are able to reach a high top speed. Despite having more horsepower, the Supra accelerates slightly slower and is more difficult to control than the Subaru.
The NFS Edition is modified with a body kit and is upgraded to produe 393 bhp at 5,600 rpm and goes from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds. Unlike the other Supra variants, its handling is not rated as "Challenging" but "Normal".
The Rado has 773 bhp, goes from 0 to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds and competes in tier 5. It is overall a mediocrely performing car. The design of the Rado variant was inspired by the Top Speed BMF Supra racing car that was built by Chris Rado's racing team World Racing, although in this guise it develops far less than the 2,500 bhp of the real life version.
Need for Speed: No Limits
The Supra RZ appears in Need for Speed: No Limits as a classic sports class vehicle. The starting performance rating is 452.
Its blueprints were previously an exclusive item that was available only through the Tournament Store, before tournaments were removed.
- A blue Supra makes an appearance in the first cinematic race event as the player's car, where they were racing against the main crew leaders of Palmont City.
- The Toyota Supra was given for free to all players of Need for Speed: World for a short period of time after the official Facebook page of the game reached 750,000 likes.
- In Need for Speed: No Limits, the Supra can be fitted with a TRD 3000 GT bodykit.
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