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Car Of The Day: March 26, 2018; Tamiya '94 Toyota Supra
Topic Started: Mar 26 2018, 02:50 AM (238 Views)
Dean-o-mite
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Today's car of the day is Tamiya's 1994 Toyota Supra.


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The Toyota Supra is a sports car/grand tourer that was produced by Toyota Motor Corporation from 1978 to 2002. For the fourth generation, the Supra received a new six-speed Getrag/Toyota V160 gearbox on the turbo models while the naturally aspirated models made do with a five-speed manual W58, revised from the previous version. Each model was offered with a four-speed automatic with manual shifting mode. All vehicles were equipped with five-spoke aluminum alloy wheels, the naturally aspirated model had 16-inch wheels and the turbo models were 17-inch. The difference in wheel size was to accommodate the larger brakes equipped as standard onto the turbo model, but in Japan were optional extras. Both models had a space saver spare tire on a steel rim to save both space and weight.



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In 2005 Tamiya released a set of six Japanese sports cars with impressive details and opening doors. I would have bought a dozen different colors of this fantastic Supra casting, but unfortunately, Tamiya only released each car in one color each, and the castings were never seen again.


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Toyota took measures to reduce the weight of this new model. Aluminum was used for the hood, targa top (when fitted), front crossmember, oil and transmission pans, and the suspension upper A-arms. Other measures included hollow carpet fibers, magnesium-alloy steering wheel, plastic gas tank and lid, gas injected rear spoiler, and a single pipe exhaust. Despite having more features such as dual airbags, traction control, larger brakes, wheels, tires, and an additional turbo, the car was at least 200 lb (91 kg) lighter than its predecessor. The base model with a manual transmission had a curb weight of 3,210 lb (1,460 kg). The Sport Roof added 40 lb (18 kg) while the automatic transmission added 55 lb (25 kg). It had a 51:49 (front:rear) weight distribution. The turbo model weighed 3,450 lb (1,560 kg) with a manual transmission while the automatic added another 10 lb (4.5 kg). Weight distribution was 53% front/47% rear. The Supra was heavier than the spartan Mazda RX-7 and all aluminum bodied Acura/Honda NSX, but it was lighter than the Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4.



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toyotageek
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Nice model. I know I have a few of the Tamiya 1/64, but I honestly don't remember if I have this one.

Here's the full line up: https://www.tamiya.com/english/products/23713collectors_club/index.htm
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tksjohn
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I have this one, such an absolutely beautiful model and possibly one of my favorite cars ever created in history :2thumbsup:
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toyotageek
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Okay.... my brain isn't working right now, so I need help from the JDM and Japanese car guys here.

This model reminded me of another Supra model, but I think it came in a few colors including silver. Going by my foggy memory I think it was 1/64, and it's a resin model, and had opening doors..... sound familiar? Who made it? I know I've got one or two or three stashed somewhere.... :duh:

EDIT - now I'm thinking it's not 1/64 that I'm thinking of..... might have been 1/43. :duh: :duh: :duh:

EDIT # 2 - Yep, 1/43. KATO. :blush:



Edited by toyotageek, Mar 26 2018, 12:39 PM.
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toyotageek
Mar 26 2018, 08:59 AM
Nice model. I know I have a few of the Tamiya 1/64, but I honestly don't remember if I have this one.

Here's the full line up: https://www.tamiya.com/english/products/23713collectors_club/index.htm
Thank you! And it appears there's a part 2! 6 more 1/64 models patterned on 2003 JGTC racers...which explains the Muscle Machines connection, which covered the 2004 season!

So it looks like there are actually 12 total models made by Tamiya in 1/64, not counting what was made in association with Muscle Machines / Funline.
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toyotageek
Mar 26 2018, 11:02 AM
Okay.... my brain isn't working right now, so I need help from the JDM and Japanese car guys here.

This model reminded me of another Supra model, but I think it came in a few colors including silver. Going by my foggy memory I think it was 1/64, and it's a resin model, and had opening doors..... sound familiar? Who made it? I know I've got one or two or three stashed somewhere.... :duh:

EDIT - now I'm thinking it's not 1/64 that I'm thinking of..... might have been 1/43. :duh: :duh: :duh:

EDIT # 2 - Yep, 1/43. KATO. :blush:



They say the mind is the second thing to go...


I can't remember the first...
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toyotageek
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juantoo3
Mar 26 2018, 12:59 PM
toyotageek
Mar 26 2018, 08:59 AM
Nice model. I know I have a few of the Tamiya 1/64, but I honestly don't remember if I have this one.

Here's the full line up: https://www.tamiya.com/english/products/23713collectors_club/index.htm
Thank you! And it appears there's a part 2! 6 more 1/64 models patterned on 2003 JGTC racers...which explains the Muscle Machines connection, which covered the 2004 season!

So it looks like there are actually 12 total models made by Tamiya in 1/64, not counting what was made in association with Muscle Machines / Funline.
Yeah, there were overall 18 models.

1/64 Collector's Club

Part 1 - https://www.tamiya.com/english/products/23701collectors_club/index.htm

Part 2 - https://www.tamiya.com/english/products/23707collectors_club/index.htm

Part 3 - https://www.tamiya.com/english/products/23713collectors_club/index.htm
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Pegers
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very nice. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Pegers
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those are some great links Mike..thanks
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toyotageek
Mar 26 2018, 01:11 PM
juantoo3
Mar 26 2018, 12:59 PM
toyotageek
Mar 26 2018, 08:59 AM
Nice model. I know I have a few of the Tamiya 1/64, but I honestly don't remember if I have this one.

Here's the full line up: https://www.tamiya.com/english/products/23713collectors_club/index.htm
Thank you! And it appears there's a part 2! 6 more 1/64 models patterned on 2003 JGTC racers...which explains the Muscle Machines connection, which covered the 2004 season!

So it looks like there are actually 12 total models made by Tamiya in 1/64, not counting what was made in association with Muscle Machines / Funline.
Yeah, there were overall 18 models.

1/64 Collector's Club

Part 1 - https://www.tamiya.com/english/products/23701collectors_club/index.htm

Part 2 - https://www.tamiya.com/english/products/23707collectors_club/index.htm

Part 3 - https://www.tamiya.com/english/products/23713collectors_club/index.htm
Ah! So I see! Thank you, very much...this is one of my back-burner quests.
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94cadillacfleetwood
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Nothing good ever happens after midnight.
This looks totally evil in all black! Now I need one....darn you guys!
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Swifty
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The Mustang II is a Mustang too!
I've been chasing this one for years with no luck. I shudder to think what they probably go for these days... Beautiful model!
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pjedsel
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Remember hearing about these Tamiya models but never really sought them out. This is an extremely nice looking model!
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jurcpa
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nice pictures and I miss this car from Gisima !!!!!!!! congrat to all infos etc
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