On 2002-03-04 16:58, Speed wrote:
Alanzilla, I've heard the Supra claims before. I'm not saying that Supras are bad cars, but the proof is in the putting. The Supra guys in my area never show up at the track to put up, and thus they have to shut up. If it's different in Austin, then great! But I've known my share of surly ricers from Austin that talked a big story but couldn't produce, so you understand why I take it with a grain of salt.
BTW, there's a saying in the high performance world: "Going fast costs money; how much do you want to spend?" Another says: "The only substitute for cubic inches is cubic dollars." Those Supras that cost ~$40K new (+ the cost of extra work) <i>better</i> perform! But I can build a more tractable V-8 car for a lot less
You can pick up a used Supra for around $25K. Not a bad place to start. I don't think any of the guys that I know bought theirs new.
Supras aren't set up to drag race. They're set up to street race, and there are few vehicles that can hang with them at any price, and the Supra is definitely the most economical way to it. One guy outran a Hayabusa.
I have nothing to gain or lose from this discussion--I'm just telling you what I've observed with my own eyes.
Of course, when it comes right down to it, it doesn't surprise me they're getting big power out of that inline six--it's almost a direct copy of the old Chevy inline six.
Haha. Bowties rule the oval.