Iconic Castrol Toyota Supra Needs a New Home

Everyone loves supporting a good charity, and Toyota is certainly no different. In support of Comic Relief's Red Nose Day, Toyota UK will auction off one of the biggest stars from its collection – a car that graced the pixelated screens of early Gran Turismo – the Castrol Toyota Supra.  The liveried racer comes from within Toyota UK's heritage press fleet and offers one lucky bidder the chance to own an icon. According to its listing on PistonHeads, the one-off Supra was built back in 1996 and featured in a number of magazines over the years. The one downside? It packs an automatic gearbox. RELATED: Get reacquainted with the iconic '90s Toyota Supra That quibble aside, it's still an impressive package overall. The Supra's 3.0-liter straight-six retains its twin-turbos, adds an HKS front mounted intercooler, Blitz Spec-R cat-back exhaust, and summons up an attractive 370 horsepower. Eibach springs come fitted to all four corners, lowering the ride height about 1.2 inches, and inside you'll find a thonking sound system with massive subwoofers and 2,000-watts of power. Not sold on it yet? Toyota will be more than happy to let you test drive the car in return for a £150 donation (around $230 by today's rates). Sadly, if you do want to buy, you'll have to have a friend in the UK to do your bidding – the auction is restricted to mainland UK residents only. RELATED: Did you know about Castrol's hardcore Jaguar XJR-9? If for some reason a Gran Turismo Supra isn't your thing, Toyota UK is also offering up another car for the benefit. It's a 1997 Toyota Picnic – a somewhat frumpy multipurpose vehicle we never got in North America – that was turned into a 'special project' for Toyota engineers in the late '90s. The clever boffins extracted its standard engine and replaced it with the 210-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbo from the racy Celica GT-Four – ultimate sleeper indeed. RELATED: See what the next-gen Toyota Supra might look like _____________________________________ Click Here to Read the Original Article on BoldRide

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