Wednesday, January 21, 2009
To the untrained eye, at a first glance, it just looks like another ubiquitous and uninteresting boxy looking Japanese car from the late 1980s and early 1990s. It doesn't look like anything that is remotely high-performance. It looks like a Toyota Cressida in a coupe body style. However, a closer inspection reveals that there might something potent under the hood as there are Twin Turbo badges adorning both the driver and passenger doors.
This is no ordinary Toyota. It is a Toyota Soarer that was produced in 1986-1991 that was a predecessor to the Lexus SC300/SC400 and it was never released in the United States (Notice the Right-Hand-Drive configuration). It shared its platform and the same the 24 Valve Inline-6 Twin Turbo engine with the MKIII Toyota Supra and it had many other features that were technologically groundbreaking for its time.
Autospeed Review: http://autospeed.com/cms/A_1718/article.html