The Toyota Supra RZ (JZA80), also known as the Toyota Supra RZ (Mark IV), is a sports car/grand tourer and the top-end version of the A80 Supra.
The Toyota Supra is a sports car/grand tourer that was produced by Toyota Motor Corporation from 1978 to 2002. The styling of the Toyota Supra was derived from the Toyota Celica, but it was both longer and wider. Starting in mid-1986, the A70 Supra became a separate model from the Celica. In turn, Toyota also stopped using the prefix Celica and began just calling the car Supra. Owing to the similarity and past of the Celica's name, it is frequently mistaken for the Supra, and vice versa. First, second, and third generation Supras were assembled at Tahara plant in Tahara, Aichi while the fourth generation Supra was assembled at the Motomachi plant in Toyota City.
With the A80 version Toyota took a big leap in the direction of a more serious high-performance car. Again using subframe, suspension,and drivetrain assemblies from the Z30 Soarer (Lexus SC300/400), test model pre-production started in December 1992 with 20 models,and official mass production began in April 1993. The new Supra was completely redesigned, with rounded body styling and featured two new engines: a naturally aspirated Toyota 2JZ-GE producing 220 hp at 5800 rpm and 210 lb·ft (280 N·m) at 4800 rpm of torque and a twin turbocharged Toyota 2JZ-GTE making 276 hp and 318 lb·ft (431 N·m) of torque for the Japanese version. The styling, while modern, does seem to borrow some elements from Toyota's first grand touring sports car, the Toyota 2000GT. For the export model (America/Europe) Toyota upgraded the Supra turbo's engine (smaller, steel wheeled turbochargers, bigger fuel injectors, etc.). This increased the power output to 320 hp at 5600 rpm and 315 lb·ft (427 N·m) at 4000 rpm.
The word "Supra" comes from Latin, meaning "above". At that time it was famous for beating the lap times made by the Aston Martin DB7 and Porsche 911 Turbo.
The Toyota Supra RZ (Mark IV) was added in the Santa's Gift Update as a high-end Class C car with the following statistics:
- Starting rank: 1187
- MAX rank: 1427 (+240)
- MAX+PRO rank: 1573 (+146)
- Tuning Kit bonus: +50
- Stock to MAX+PRO rank difference: 386
- Nitro Efficiency: 7/12/17
Note: This vehicle is no longer available for purchase.
The Toyota Supra RZ features well-balanced performance, with above-average acceleration, a high top speed, decent handling & excellent drifting, and decent nitro efficiency. The only disadvantages the Supra RZ has are its lower top speed when compared to many other cars in its class; while higher than that of the Felino cB7, the Supra RZ doesn't have efficient enough nitro to clear long straights without needing to drift to regain lost nitro.
Given the difficulty of obtaining the i6 Engine card, let alone obtaining 32 of them, the Toyota Supra RZ (Mark IV) is a poor choice for a go-to Class C car; while it can compete with the ED Design Torq, it has no chance against the McLaren M14A, which is also easier to upgrade, particularly if done through its Championship event.
In Events, the Supra is an extremely rare sight, even at the time of its introduction. As of the additions of better cars like the Mitsubishi Eclipse, Renault Alpine Celebration, Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Racing Series and Sbarro Sparta the Supra is no longer useful for Events. In Multiplayer, the Supra can be tuned to be competitive, although this is not recommended given the difficulty of obtaining i6 Engine cards for this car. The following is a list of possible upgrade setups for Multiplayer:
- 0501 5050 = 241.3 mph/388.5 km/h @ C1339
- 0504 5052 = 250.0 mph/402.6 km/h @ C1393
- 0505 5052 = 252.8 mph/407.1 km/h @ C1415
- 0505 5355 = 257.3 mph/414.3 km/h @ C1459
- 4525 5555 = 259.1 mph/417.3 km/h @ C1522
The Supra counted towards the Old School collection, which awards 7 Nitro Starters as a Classic reward and 25 Extra Tanks as a MAX reward. As of the Halloween Update, the Supra was replaced by the Acura NSX 2005.
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However, as of the Motorcycles Update, the Supra RZ and the Scion FR-S are no longer purchasable due to licensing issues surrounding Toyota that have blocked non-Japanese racing game developers from including any of their production road vehicles in games released since 2017.