The 1998 Toyota Supra Turbo (A80) is a coupe sports car manufactured by Toyota for export markets outside of Japan, and is the final model year sold in North America.
The A80 generation is significantly lighter than the previous A70 generation, employing the use of aluminium for the bonnet, and some suspension components, as well as a plastic fuel tank cover and a magnesium steering wheel.
Its twin-turbocharged 2JZ-GTE engine uses a sequential induction system, having exhaust gasses pass through the turbine of one turbo as low as 1,800 rpm before spooling the second turbo around 4,000 rpm and having both operate in parallel above 4,500 rpm, effectively reducing lag introduced by both turbochargers but also allowing both to maximise air input at higher rpm.
Going on sale in May 1993 as the fourth generation (A80) Supra, it was only fitted with a 3.0-litre inline-six but was offered as either naturally aspirated (2JZ-GE) or twin-turbocharged (2JZ-GTE), and was available with a hard top or a removeable targa top referred to as the "Aerotop".
In the Japanese domestic market, it was sold from May 1993 to July 2002 with a twin-turbo induction for "GZ", "RZ", or "RZ-S" trims and without for the "SZ" or "SZ-R" trims, with revisions introduced in May 1996 creating a differentiation between "Series 1" and "Series 2" models, being only fitted to the final two model years in the North American market until August 1999.
Need for Speed: Underground Rivals
The Supra appears in Need for Speed: Underground Rivals and can be purchased for $52,000.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
The Supra appears in Need for Speed: Most Wanted.
It has good acceleration and a high top speed. When fully upgraded, it tends to have better acceleration statistics than top speed.
Upon being unlocked, it can be purchased in the Career mode from a Car Lot for 40,000 cash, and it can be selected for customisation in My Cars.
Victor "Vic" Vasquez's
Victor "Vic" Vasquez drives a customised Supra, which is made available as a Bonus car for use in Quick Race or multiplayer after he is defeated in the Career mode. It can not be selected for customisation in My Cars.
The tuned Supra is included with the Black Edition release and is available from the beginning as a Bonus car for use in Quick Race or multiplayer.
It can not be purchased in the Career mode or be selected for customisation in My Cars.
A custom Supra is offered in the Challenge Series and can be driven in two events:
- #13 - Tollbooth Time Trial: Complete "Chase & Waterfront" in less than three minutes and forty-five seconds.
- #14 - Infractions: Earn four infractions in a Heat Level 2 pursuit and evade.
It can not be unlocked for use in any events or game modes outside of its two Challenge Series events.
Challenge Series vehicle
Top Speed 4
Ronald "Ronnie" McCrea's
Need for Speed: Carbon
It has quick acceleration and a high top speed. Its straight-line performance comes at a small cost of handling.
The stock Supra is unlocked for purchase in the Career mode depending on the player's chosen career path:
- Exotic: Take over Infinity Park, Silverton
- Muscle: Take over Shady Pine, Silverton
- Tuner: Take over Neon Mile, Silverton
Once unlocked, it can be purchased from any Car Lot for 90,000 cash.
Top Speed 4.2
Sal drives a Supra as part of the crew in the tuner career path of the Career mode, if the player drives a tier 3 car.
Top Speed 4.2
Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City
The Supra 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: 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.
|Stock: 429 (C class)||Maximum: 613 (A class)|
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.
- In the Prima Games guidebook for Need for Speed: Most Wanted, it is listed with the performance specifications of the naturally aspirated model, although is fitted with a twin-turbocharger in-game.
- In Need for Speed: Carbon, a blue Supra makes an appearance in the first cinematic.
- In Need for Speed: Carbon, one of the loading screens shows a modified Supra fitted with a body kit overlaid on top of the stock body.
- In the PlayStation 2 and Wii releases of Need for Speed: Undercover, it is featured as a hard top coupe.
- In Need for Speed: World a free Supra was given to all players for a short period of time after the official Facebook page of the game reached 750,000 likes.
- In the Wii and Nintendo 3DS releases of Need for Speed: The Run, it is featured as a hard top coupe.
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