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Guys and Gals, just found another old article on the MK2

Popular Hot Rodding July 1984, Corvette vs Porsche vs Supra vs 300zx
 

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Hey Arch...

Great find!

Can you get a good color scan of it? We'll add it to the media section. :D
 

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Car & Driver Oct 1984 - Sarizer Supra, Cartech Turbo, Toy East suspension etc....by Gary Lo Pinto



 
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Very Cool!
 

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Interesting cover shot, note the different driving lights, almost clear lenses...

 

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2000GT VS Supra

Sports Car Graphic Magazine June 1984

 

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AOk here's one not in the media section, for the L-Typers out there!!

 

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Toyota Today Autumn 82 UK

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Toyota Tech 4th Qtr '81



Toyota Tech 4th Qtr '82

 

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Thanks for that old site link, I've copied them!
 

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Here's one that's still on-line. C&D 7/84 - Best Handling Cars - Supra vs Ferraris & Porsches

I found the lap-times for that 7/84 C&D article on FerrariChat:
http://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/30...84-car-driver-comparison-including-308-a.html

1. Lotus Esprit Turbo 87.1 MPH 1:43.3s
2. Ferrari 308 QV euro 86.8 MPH 1:43.7s
3. Porsche 911 Carrera 86.7 MPH
4. Porsche 928S 85.1 MPH
5. Porsche 944 84.4 MPH 1:46.6s
6. Audi Quattro 82.8 MPH
7. Toyota Celica Supra 81.5 MPH 1:50.4s
8. Honda Prelude 78.8 MPH 1:54.2s

Interesting that the top 4 best-handling cars in that comparison had slowest times at Willow Springs. Goes to show that pure speed isn't all there is to handling. Feel and control makes it easier to get car to its limits, and more fun too!

That article was motivation for me to get Porsche 944 TurboS (951) when it came out in 1987. It can do Willow Springs in 1:41 on old Pirelli P7s. :) I got down to 1:35 with minor engine, suspension mods and wheels/tyres.
 

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Fully-built MKIV racecars are doing 1:30s at Willow Springs. New MKV Supra 3.0 can do Willow Springs in 1:28 right off showroom floor !! Upgraded ones are doing 1:25 !! Wow! I may need to get one of those.
 
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