The Supra also traces much of its roots back to the Toyota 2000GT with the main instance being its engine. The first three generations were offered with a direct descendant to the 2000GT's M engine. All four generations of Supra produced have an Inline 6-cylinder engine (aka straight six).
The name is a combination of Celica and the word Supra. "Celica" is derived from Latin and its literal translation is "celestial" or "from the heavens". "Supra" is a word that is derived from latin that stands for "over, above, beyond, or greater than". So a translation to english would be something like "from above the heavens" for the entire term.
Along with this name and car Toyota also included its own logo of sorts. It is derived from the original Celica logo (it's just orange instead of blue). Often people think it is some sort of swan, but it more closely resembles a dragon. The logo was on Supra's up until 1989 when Toyota switched to its current oval company logo.
As of 1999 Toyota has ceased production of the Toyota Supra in the United States  and in 2002 Toyota officially stopped production of the Toyota Supra in Japan.
Toyota Celica Supra Mark I (1979-1981)
Also called: MK I
Engine: 2.0 L (1988 cc) M-EU I6
2.0 L (1988 cc) M-TEU I6
2.6 L (2563 cc) 4M-E I6
2.8 L (2759 cc) 5M-E I6
Transmission: 5-speed W50 Manual
4-speed A40D Automatic
4-speed A43D Automatic
Wheelbase: 103.5 in (2628.9 mm)
Length: 181.7 in (4615.2 mm)
Width: 65.0 in (1651.0 mm)
Height: 50.8 in (1290.3 mm)
Curb weight: ~2800 lb (1270.1 kg)
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