Without a shadow of a doubt, the 2JZ-GTE engine inside the fourth-generation Toyota Supra, will go down in time as one of the most important engines to come from Japan in the 1990s. The biturbo mill was offered in multiple states of tune depending on region, with the JDM-spec model rated at 280 hp, Euro version at 326 hp, and the U.S. model at 320 hp.
The biturbo Supra was seriously quick, needing roughly five seconds to reach 60 mph (97 kph) en route to an electronically governed 155 mph (250 kph).
The two turbochargers worked sequentially to reduce turbo lag by offering 300 lb-ft (410 Nm) of torque from just 1,800 rpm. There was a pre-boost mode that kicked in at 3,500 rpm and the full boost was available from 4,000 rpm. This turbo arrangement offered a progressive power delivery and beginning with 1998, the car received a variable valve timing system in Japan.