The fourth-generation Toyota Supra is still considered by many to be one of the greatest sports cars of all time. With a great balance between everyday use, performance, and tuning potential, the Supra MK4 is now a highly sought-after vehicle on the used car market. The Japanese company has a new Supra for sale in the United States (now with a manual, too), but many enthusiasts would probably buy the all-new Supra MK4 instead if they had the chance. What if someone gave the fourth-generation sports car a modern makeover for the present?
What designer is this? Sketch monkey But did in one of his latest videos. Youtube. The Supra MK4, one of the artist’s two favorite JDM cars, is described as a body builder on wheels with “big surfaces and big volumes”. Compared to all other generations of the Supra, including the current one, the MK4 looks fatter and more aggressive in the best possible sense of those two words. The designer says that the magic of the Supra MK4 is that it looks nimble yet extremely powerful at the same time.
But we all have to admit that the larger forms of the fourth-generation Supra are looking a bit dated in the world we live in today. Automakers today make faster and more angular sports cars. Sketch monkey Decided to keep the car’s elegant proportions and update the design with new wheels, graphics and small details. The overall inspiration for the redesign comes from the existing Supra, with slightly different proportions and sharper lines.
In the United States, some hardware changes were made to the Supra MK4 compared to the sports car version for the domestic market. The automaker upgraded the Supra’s inline-six engine by installing smaller, steel-wheeled turbochargers and larger fuel injectors. The result was an output of 321 horsepower (239 kW) at 5,600 rpm and 315 pound-feet (427 Newton meters) of torque at 4,000 rpm.
Compared to today’s Supra, the MK4 had slightly less power. The model that goes on sale today offers 382 hp (285 kW) and 368 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque in US spec. Does the new and more powerful BMW-sourced 3.0-liter inline-six engine compete well with the design proportions of the Supra MK4? Let us know in the comments section below.