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. The Supra was originally white with black, red and yellow accents.

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 through an automatic transmission.  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 currently belongs to a collector.

toyota supra ppg pace car

Special thanks Vince Martone

8 comments
  • Mario and I did185 at Michigan

    • I own a former pace car that is signed by Michael and Mario but I don’t know all the history on it. Would you be willing to help me piece together?

      • Hi,
        I’d be happy to share any info I have on the car.
        What make and model is it and do you have any photos of it?

        thanks,
        Brian

        • Brian,

          So sorry I never saw your reply before now. Can you email me your contact info so we can discuss offline?

          Thank you.
          Michael

  • 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.

  • I know where this car is located. I’ve seen it many times and can confirm its in the hands of a collector. When you open the hood you can still see the white paint from the previous paint job. Still has all the lights on it and the car is in very good condition still.

    • Thanks for the update!

  • Brian,

    So sorry I never saw your reply before now. Can you email me your contact info so we can discuss offline?

    Thank you.
    Michael

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