Having a high level of popularity, the price of a used Toyota Supra Mk4 is still high compared to other sedan models in its segment. What are the advantages of this machine?
The Toyota Supra Mk4 is one of the most sought after models of the Supra generation. Also, this car is closely related to Hollywood legend Paul Walker and the movie Fast and the Furious. For those of you interested in purchasing this car, the Supra Mk4 has several advantages which make it highly sought after.
The advantages of the Toyota Supra Mk4
Even though the fourth generation Toyota Supra, known as MkIV or Mk4, is no longer produced, this car is still in great demand in the used car segment. Especially for classic vehicle enthusiasts and used car collectors.
Why is this car so sought after? Unlike other sedan models, the Supra offers various benefits not only from its popularity. Here are some of the Supra Mk4 benefits you can get
1. Classic and timeless design
The development of the Toyota Supra Mk4 started in February 1989. This car shared a platform with the equally powerful Lexus SC. The Supra is known for its glamorous looks even though this car was marketed for 30 years.
Old edition of the fourth generation Toyota Supra
Not only does the original look stunning, but many like the modified version of this car. Especially for fans adopting designs like the 1994 Supra A80 belonging to Brian O’Conner’s character, played by Paul Walker in the Fast and the Furious series.
2. Powerful engine and performance
Moving on to the interior, the Supra is supported by two engines. The first is the naturally aspirated Toyota 2JZ-GE with a maximum power of 220 HP at 5,800 rpm and a maximum torque of 285 Nm at a maximum torque of 4,800 rpm.
Supra has two engine options, naturally aspirated and twin-turbo
Meanwhile, the successor model has a turbocharged 2JZ-GTE engine with more power. This model features power up to 276 HP and maximum torque up to 431 Nm, which makes this car more powerful. It also has 0-100km/h acceleration in just 4.2 seconds.
The advantage of the model with a biturbo engine is the sequential operation. All exhaust gases are routed to the first turbo to reduce lag. Provides thrust and increased torque from 1,800 rpm. Provide a more powerful ride and skilled performance in this car.
3. Suitable for collection
As it has memorabilia as one of the legendary vehicles from the Fast and the Furious movie, this car is not only the target of automotive enthusiasts, but also movie buffs, especially racing movies, which also stars Vin Diesel. Not only used cars, but also other products such as the Hot Wheels Supra Mk4 are in great demand.
The 1994 Supra is highly sought after for collections
As well as being comfortable to drive, having a Supra Mk4 in the garage is an achievement in itself. Furthermore, this car is welcome to be taken to the track from time to time. This is what makes the price of this car still skyrocketing compared to other sedan models in the same year.
Disadvantages of the Toyota Supra Mk4
While it has many advantages and is in demand, it turns out that there are several disadvantages that make the Supra Mk4 difficult to obtain. Here are some of the disadvantages below:
1. Not for daily vehicles
Classified as one of the most performance-focused sedans, while that doesn’t necessarily make this car a sports car, of course, its comfort is left behind by other family sedans. The back room is not comfortable enough for adult riders, luggage space cannot be said to be lightened, and fuel consumption is quite expensive.
2. Units are limited
This car was first introduced in 1993 and was marketed as the 4th generation for 6 years till 1999. The sales of this car could not be said to be good. In fact, only around 12,000 units were sold in America through 1999 and 623 units were sold in the UK.
The Supra Mk4 is heavily modified like Paul Walker’s car
It wasn’t until this car starred in Fast and the Furious that its popularity increased. And with not too many sales, used or second-hand editions of the Supra Mk4 are much harder to find than other more popular sedan models, like the Mercedes-Benz C-Class or BMW 3 Series.
3. Prices are still high
With all the popularity that the Supra Mk4 has, this car has a much higher used price than its competitors. Especially for collector’s models with original spare parts, the prices are quite low on the used car market.
Toyota Supra Mk4 price
If you can get 90s sedan models at prices ranging from Rp. 50 million to more than Rp. 100 million, the Supra Mk4 is different. The price is relatively low in the Indonesian used car market.
The Toyota GR Supra can be found in Indonesia
Judging by the price of the Supra Mk4 on the US used car market, this car is priced at $81,000 (approximately Rp. 1.2 billion). But the problem is that there are not many used Supra Mk4 cars or you can say they are rare to find in Indonesian car market.
But fear not, because Toyota is currently selling the newest model in Indonesia. The Toyota GR Supra is the fifth generation which was first introduced in 2019. The price for the latest Toyota GR Supra is currently estimated to start at IDR 2.188 billion.