It’s been 17 long years since the Supra featured in the Toyota range, when production of the fourth generation A80 Supra ceased in 2002. The Supra, especially the A80 model, built an impressive reputation as one of the finest performing sports-cars for the road and an all-conquering machine on the racetrack. The next Supra has finally arrived and is the fifth generation A90 model of this car and the first to be sold under the Toyota GAZOO Racing branding.
– Powerful 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine with 450 kW (612 hp) of power and torque of up to 850Nm, with an integrated EQ Boost starter-alternator.
– EQ Boost offers a brief and additionally available 16 kW (22 hp) of power and 250 Nm of torque.
– Unique to Australia and limited to only six units.
– Premium Monaco White paintwork that was last seen on James Bond’s Esprit in ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’.
– Specific ‘Bathurst Cup 250’ decals.
It’s been roughly a year since I purchased my 1990 Nissan 300ZX Z32. In this article, I’m going to list what upgrades I’ve done to the car over the last year, for use at Tampered Motorsport events held at Sandown. Hopefully it gives an insight into what’s required to get a road car prepared for track days.
The motoring world has been blessed with some beautiful looking cars over the years, with the Jaguar E-Type, Ferrari 250 GTO, Lamborghini Miura, Ford GT40, Aston Martin DBS, McLaren F1 and Audi R8 immediately springing to mind. Back in 2012, Lexus premiered the LF-LC Concept, intended to be the replacement for the older SC model. The project got approved and production started in early 2017, with two models introduced, including the LC500 V8 and LC500h V6 hybrid.
– Latest generation petrol direct-injection straight-six 3.0 litre engine (S58) with re-engineered Bi-Turbo charging and a performance-optimised cooling system.
– Maximum power of 340kW between 5,000 and 7,000rpm and torque of 700 Nm between 3,000 and 4,250rpm.
Many prestige cars are currently offered in today’s market, including the BMW 3 Series, Jaguar XE, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Lexus IS, Audi A4 and Infiniti Q50. South Korean manufacturer Genesis has recently entered into the prestige market with the G70 3.3T. Genesis isn’t a widely known manufacturer in Australia, but is the luxury division of Hyundai.