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Picture of the Week: Toyota Supra MA70 cutaway drawing

Today I got reminded that the Toyota Supra MA70 is a proper classic now: the first ones were built in 1986 already which means they are already 28 years old by now. These Supras advanced cars back in the mid 80s, especially the JDM GA70 and later JZA70s were awesome cars!
Toyota Supra MA70 Cutaway drawing
The reason why I got reminded of the Supra was because of this comment on Jalopnik by CaCressida on the topic What car could have been great but wasn’t made me laugh out loud:

Toyota’s MK3 Supra sucked ass. The 7M is a total boat anchor that pops head gaskets and chews rod bearings like popcorn. The Mk2 Supra and MK4 Supra are both lighter than the Mk3 Supra and both offered better engines even though the MK2’s engine was .2 liters and 12 valves short of the 7M. The MK3 was a confused car. It didn’t know if it was a GT car or a luxury car. The turbo 7M wasn’t exactly an engine worth salivating for either. We actually call MK3 Supras Rolling box of Cressida parts in the Cressida forums. We steal the differentials, transmissions and pedals off these things and chuck the bodies in the trash.

Bring on the MK3 Supra humpers…

BTW: I don’t necessarily share this view, so if you feel attacked by the above, please leave your comments at Jalopnik and not here. ;)

Via Jalopnik
Cutaway drawing found at: MA71SupraTurbo

DOTS: Toyota Supra MA70

Even though the Toyota Supra 3.0 turbo MA70 isn’t that rare I hardly spot one in the wild. This one was driving in front of me when I visited our second Dutch office for my work. Lucky enough it parked in the same multi-storey car park as I did.
Toyota Supra MA70
Toyota Supra MA70

I took a quick snapshot with my phone cam and a better picture with my analogue camera that still needs to be developed…

DOTS: Toyota Supra MA71

A week ago Laurens Hoogeveen contacted me if I were interested in pictures of an old Supra spotted on the Dutch highways. Of course I am interested in pictures of (older) J-tin! :)
Down on the Street: Toyota Supra MA71
Down on the Street: Toyota Supra MA71

If you are a bit familiar with the Dutch highways you will recognize the spot he took these pictures: A4 from Schiphol (Dutch national airport) to Amsterdam (south) around the A9 junction.

On this image you can also see the owner’s name of the Supra:
Down on the Street: Toyota Supra MA71
Down on the Street: Toyota Supra MA71

Alexander Strik is a known Supra owner and a regular on the tracks. So presumably the returned from a trackday on Zandvoort (famous Dutch racetrack).

Down on the Street: Toyota Supra MA71
Down on the Street: Toyota Supra MA71

I love the big wing on this Supra! It reminds me a bit of the old bosozoku wings from the late 80s and early 90s! ;)

Down on the Street: Toyota Supra MA71
Down on the Street: Toyota Supra MA71

And how do I know the Supra is a MA71? Well, the Supra is a 3 litre turbo (MA71), so according to the Toyota designation it should be a MA71.

Big thanks to Laurens for the pictures! :)

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