Toyota Supra – 1995 PPG Pace Car

It doesn’t get much more 90’s than this Toyota Supra.

History

Toyota teamed up with PPG and this Supra was built to pace Miami, Long Beach, and Montgomery Indy Car races in 1995. Paul Newman drove a number of PPG Pace Cars over the years and the Toyota Supra was his favorite.

Specifications

Featuring a 3.0-liter, 320 hp twin-sequential turbocharged in-line V-6, the Supra accelerates from 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds. Stylists selected a color scheme of PPG’s light Sunrise Yellow, medium green, and Bright Sapphire. Performance modifications to the 2JZ engine are unknown. The Supra was fitted with custom wheels and Whelen strobe lights. In later photos, the Supra wears different RS II  3-piece wheels, by BBS.

Current Status

The Supra was on display at the Toyota Vintage Museum. It may have been the same one listed for sale on ebay in 2015, but I’m told all PPG pace cars were equipped with automatic transmissions, while the one for sale was a 6-speed manual.  Current Status is unknown.

Below are photos of the Supra listed for sale, which may or may not be the PPG Pace Car shown above with additional modifications.

2 comments
  • Mario and I did185 at Michigan

  • From the http://www.cart.com website:
    Toyota Supra Turbo – featuring a 3.0-liter, 320 hp twin-sequential turbocharged in-line V-6, the Supra accelerates from 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds. Stylists selected a color scheme of PPG’s light Sunrise Yellow, medium green, and Bright Sapphire.

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