Retrotastic Toyota Supra A70 Renderings

Fourth-generation A80 Toyota Supra is popular worldwide. Even after three years with the A90 Supra, people still set the 1990s icon on a pedestal unreachable by anything short of a modified A80 with a 2JZ. Third-generation A70 Supra has been neglected. These illustrations could assist.

Hakosan Designs on Instagram imagined a wedge Supra. Long, flat hood, pop-up headlights, and fastback form identify the A70. This hypothetical update rounds off some edges while maintaining the iconic wedge shape. This version has flared fenders, large tires, and enhanced brakes.

The A70's trademark thin black strip is preserved at the front, with updated lights, an assertive lower fascia, and a modest grille. Hakosan Designs envisions this 1980s restomod with a 2JZ, 1JZ, or a modified 3S four-cylinder engine making 500 hp. The 3S-GTE is recognized for powering the fourth-generation Celica, although the Supra was a Celica trim level.

The A70 splits Celica and Supra. While American sports cars were reverting to V8 engines, Toyota produced a 3.0-liter inline-six with 200 horsepower. In Japan, the twin-turbocharged 2.5-liter 1JZ made 276 horsepower. In the U.S., the top-of-the-line Supra had a 232-hp 3.0-liter turbo engine.

Fourth-gen Supra with 330-hp 2JZ surpassed its predecessor in practically every way. The Fast and the Furious helped the A70 become a superstar, but it's still good to see it appreciated. Check out the Rambling About Vehicles podcast for more on old wedge cars.