There was no UK spec RZ. The RZ = Japanese spec Twin Turbo, 326bhp, 315lbs-ft of torque. The US spec was the same as the UK spec. The VVTi motor is actually 0.1 second quicker to 60, and 0.1 second quicker over the 1/4 mile. As for a pain to tune, the fastest Supra in the UK is a VVTi at 800bhp and 10.6 seconds.Jeeves said:Actually, I would disagree.
The 2001 RZ (Uk Spec) was spec'd at: 272hp, and ~330ft-lbs of torque.
The 1998 US Spec MkIV at ~330hp, and ~330ft-lbs of torque.
Now, torque is the primary factor, but at the same time, the RZ was detuned slightly. While I've not done any reseach into it, I'd believe the VVTi in part to blame for the power loss. There has to be a reason no one wants VVTi motors to make power from, my guess? They're a pain in the azz to tune.
That's it?the fastest Supra in the UK is a VVTi at 800bhp and 10.6 seconds.
No, your statement is. I provide proof for my debates:BlitzNuRspec said:Jap spec Supra has 326bhp.
Yeah, the US spec is so much better
Id say thats a 'well this guy says' comment personally.
Well, you do have us on torque but not by anything substantial. After all, you are lacking seriously in hp. But, putting that aside as well, lets see if my "friends" info was correct...320 hp
Holy HELL! You don't say!? What'd I guess on 'em again?the reason people dont like them as much is because theyre a bitch to tune.
So yeah, how does the weaker RZ make the Export model look girly?There has to be a reason no one wants VVTi motors to make power from, my guess? They're a pain in the azz to tune.
Wrong again. I own a 95 VVTi.Pre-1996 motors, before they had VVT-i
Minus the first, those sure sound like ride quality issues. When I ride in a car, I want to me comfy, cool, and not have to hear lots of road noise.''The only reasons for the UK spec over the Jap - Insurance, Insurance, Insurance!''
''The reason that the UK spec cars are heavier, is because they have a higher specification - electric leather seats, air conditioning, big brakes, headlight washers ''
''the U.K. car may be heavier , but it's also quieter ... ie. less road noise ''
Here's a little background history for you. The 280hp limit came into effect in 1990 in response to the increasing number of traffic accidents associated with high horsepower cars. On top of that, the gentleman's agreement was formed to avoid unneccesary unlimited power races between Japanese manufactures. This same agreement was terminated 6/10 of this year.Want to know the reason the JDM Supra is quoted at 280bhp? The same reason the Skyline is quoted at 280bhp. A gentlemens agreement in Japan not to produce cars over a certain figure. Care to guess what that figure is?