i think you might have a hard time trying to pull this one off! i don't know of too many people who will gladly give up their brand new limited edition Lotus for a 12 year old Toyota that is no longer produced. Remember that the sticker on the Supra was around 60K new. I think you might need to pay someone a lot of money to go along with the car, but I am no expert.GarrettTurbo26 said:Anyone want to trade your brand new 2005 Lotus Elise for my 1993.5 Toyota Supra, hardtop, black on black, 25K original miles, perfect condition, tuned to perfection, 606rwhp, T-61 turbo, custom stereo, Fikse wheels, etc etc???
No.GarrettTurbo26 said:Anyone want to trade your brand new 2005 Lotus Elise for my 1993.5 Toyota Supra, hardtop, black on black, 25K original miles, perfect condition, tuned to perfection, 606rwhp, T-61 turbo, custom stereo, Fikse wheels, etc etc???
I have a nissan 240sx with a rb20det (skyline engine) in it with some suspension damage and thats why I'm selling it rather then fixing it. Its a bitch to have a cop pull up by you and having to worry if he'll pull you over for your exhaust being a lil loud, or the fumes are more potent since you don't have a cat, or if he heard the blow off vavle go off a few miles back...Great fun, but just a bit illegal.
errrrr... yeah, sorry. I was thinking in comparision to the elise, and since I'd already have an elise I would make the supra a "high hp" car... didn't mean to use the term "straight line". I'm very familiar with supras (have been on supraforums and mkiv for years) and love 'em... but if I had both an elise and a supra I would have the elise as the ultimate handling car and put a big turbo on the supra.GarrettTurbo26 said:A Supra a straight line car? Maybe you could call a old Chevelle with 800 horsepower and wheelie bars that. However, a Supra is not a straight line car, sorry. Hey, a Lotus Elise could be a straight line car, too. It all depends on who's driving, doesn't it?
JGTC? Ever hear of that? Supras compete and have won many championships. Wow, turns! Lots of them.
Elises are nimble little critters, I'll give you that. Almost a complete race car in every aspect. Handling is superb, without a question. But, Lotus engineered the car to be a street legal racer. Toyota produced a "contained" super car, with room for 4, taking every day driving into consideration - not a street legal racer.
Now, take out the rear seats, put in a roll cage, add sway bars, get sticky tires, and put on coil over suspension and you get incredible handling. Phenomenal, really. Mario Andretti test drove one on the track, completely factory, and said it was one of the most stable (at speed) production cars he's ever driven.
Take your Elise and my Supra to the track, and results will vary, depending on track dimensions and driver capability. A moderate to high speed track will eat your Elise alive. You might as well be parked because I will lap you over and over.
Take our cars to an Autocross event or a small, windy track, and I might as well not even try.
The main reason why I'm 'considering' selling the Supra is not because the Elise performs better (relatively speaking), it's because when you hit top speed in your Elise, I finally shift into 6th gear and have until 210mph before it bounces off the rev limiter. Great fun, but just a bit illegal. If I want to go that fast, I'll rent an airplane.
Just ventured into aviation, recently... so now I'm finally free to go .9 Mach.
I could be wrong but as far as I know the JGTC Supra uses a carbon fiber chassic that is totally different compare with the street car Supra. It is a race car with a Supra "look" outter shell.GarrettTurbo26 said:JGTC? Ever hear of that? Supras compete and have won many championships. Wow, turns! Lots of them.
agreed on all accounts. great car, great engine, great look for it's time... hell, I still think they're one of the better looking cars out there.GarrettTurbo26 said:Absolutely right...