Check Out The Coolest Cars At Our Toyota Dealership

Customers at Toyota Dealer near Riverside Ca can’t help but be nostalgic at the brilliance that makes Toyota what it is today. The Japanese car manufacturer is responsible for mechanical wonders such as the 2000 GT to the wonderfully simple and much loved Corolla. Over the years, Toyota has created the most iconic vehicles in the world. However, which ones do most of the world consider being the coolest? Dealers near Riverside Ca have made a list of their favorite Toyota vehicles below. 

 


Toyota 2000GT


According to Toyota Dealer near Riverside Ca only 351 Toyota 2000GTs were made and were released in 1967. The Toyota 2000GT was the first car to provide Japan a competing edge when it came to manufacturing fast, state-of-the-art, provocative cars.

Under the hood of this beauty, there was a 2.0-liter straight-six engine with 150 horsepower and a 5-speed manual transmission. It was capable of maximum speeds of 135 MPH. The E-type was thought to be the greatest Japanese car ever made. 

In 1967, the Toyota 2000GT was sold for about $7,000 and it wasn’t an instant winner with drivers since it had an unproven reputation and extravagant cost, compared to its competitors at the time.  

Eventually, the Toyota 2000GT put the Japanese auto industry on the map, establishing its place in classic car history. 

Toyota GT86/ScionFRS


There was a time that Toyota and Subaru joined forces to put together their extensive racing technologies and histories to produce the Toyota GT86/ScionFRS. 

It was a mix of a rear-wheel drive, 2.0 liter Subaru flat-four with Toyota’s combo direct and port injection, supported by 200 horsepower at 7000 rpm, with 151 pound-feet of torque at 6,000 rpm. The engine featured a 12.5:1 compression ratio, square with bore and stroke measuring 86.0 mm. 

The Toyota GT86/ScionFRS had Aisin supplied 6-speed transmissions which were available as short-throw manual or paddle-shift automatic with three options: normal, snow, and sport. The limited-slip differential came standard, and so did the 17-inch size wheels. 

When it was released in Japan, it was simply known as the 86, which attributes to the rear-driven version of the 1983-87, codenamed the “AE86,” the car is sold as a GT in the European market, particularly, the United Kingdom. 

The Scion FRS is the same, except for Scion badges and steering wheel placement, which is the version that was sold in the United States, provided that Scion is Toyota’s brand of vehicles manufactured respectively for the European market. 

Corolla AE86 GTS


The Corolla AE86 GTS was thought to be a unique, elemental coupe that was available as either a 2-door coupe or 3 door hatchback. It featured a front-engine RWD and made up part of the Toyota Sprinter’s 5th generation E80-series.

The vehicle was a customer favorite because it was highly-tunable and able to perform a top speed of 128 mph. A featherweight vehicle that was 2,200 pounds and rapidly became a favorite with Japanese street racers. They were known for expertly navigating the GTS down Japanese “touges,” which are narrow, curving downhill mountain passes. 

 

The Toyota Supra


If you are an avid watcher of The Fast and the Furious film series, you know that the Toyota Supra is the movie’s hero. It had a short but fiery twenty-year production history that has recently made a comeback. 

It was introduced in 1979 with 110 horsepower, 2.6 inline-six Celica Supra and was equipped with Toyota’s first engine with electronic fuel injection. The sportscar was available as a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission at Toyota Dealer near Riverside Ca. Also, the car came standard with four-wheel-independent suspension, and disc brakes on all corners. In 1981, the engine upgraded to a 2.8-liter engine with 116 horsepower. 

In 1982, the car got a total makeover for the Mark II edition, which introduced the angular styling common of the Toyota line. Geared up with 145 horsepower, twin-cam engine, the Supra could reach 0-60 mph in 9.8 seconds. 

In 1986, the Supra featured more sophisticated sheet metal, a 3.0-liter inline 6-speed engine with a 200 horsepower upgrade. By 1987, the Supra displayed a turbocharged, 232 horsepower engine. 

In 1993, the Mark IV launched. This Supra was shorter, lower, wider and flaunted supercar specs such as a 3.0-liter inline, 220 horsepower engine, heightened by 320 horsepower twin-turbos, producing more power than ever experienced in a Toyota-badges car. By the time 1993 rolled in, the Supra could reach 60 mph in under five seconds. 

Sadly, in 1996 there was a slow decrease in sales. At this time, the Supra’s cost went over the $40,000 sticker price and American drivers were not too keen to fork over that much money for an aspiring supercar. 

In 1999, production on the Toyota Supra completely stopped, with just a couple of sales carrying on into the year 2000 at Toyota Dealer near Riverside Ca

The Supra would get more attention in the spotlight, the lights, camera and action of Hollywood that is after it was highlighted in 2001’s Fast and Furious. The late Paul Walker drove a bright orange Supra that beats Vin Diesel’s Dodge Charger in the first version of The Fast and the Furious franchise in a hair-curling and suspenseful final scene thrill ride. 

Toyota MR2 Spyder 


The Toyota MR2 Spyder is also part of the star cast of The Fast and the Furious franchise. It was introduced in 2000 but only stuck around for one generation of production. 

The Spyder was a mid-size, two-seater sports car that was equipped with rear-drive, 1.8 liter, 4-cylinder with 138 horsepower, 125 pound-feet of torque, and a 5-speed manual transmission which is positioned behind the driver. 

In 2002, Toyota launched the 5-speed Sequential Manual Transmission (SMT), which established the Spyder as the cheapest car to provide an automated clutch manual. 

In 2003, the engine was enhanced to six speeds and featured larger, 16-inch tires. Regrettably, this series wasn’t popular, and the MR2 Spyder stayed a niche vehicle until manufacturing halted in 2005. 

Toyota FT-1


In 2014, production began on the Toyota FT-1 which stands for “Future Toyota One.” It is a concept sports car that is purposely built for track-worthy performance and was produced in Newport Beach, California by CALTY Design Research. The Toyota FT-1 is twinning the Supra in style, but the FT-1 has more racing technologies and details. 




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