8 Fastest Toyota Cars Of All Time

Something about being behind the wheel of a powerful car makes you feel unstoppable. All humans have an innate desire to go fast. Our bodies produce a flood of adrenaline, as well as endorphins and dopamine, in response to intense emotions like excitement or terror.

We have a penchant for speed, whether running, swimming, or pedaling. And we have a particular fondness for speedy cars.

Lightning-fast cars can be purchased from a wide variety of manufacturers. Toyota is one of them. Since its humble beginnings in 1937, the company has grown to become a global powerhouse in the automotive industry, known for producing some of the world’s fastest cars.

8. Toyota GR Yaris

Speed: 143 miles per hour
Horsepower: 272 horsepower
 Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $36,644
Year First Manufactured: 2020

Toyota GR Yarisphoto source: Top Gear

The standard version of the Toyota GR Yaris can perform some extremely spectacular feats. However, as is so frequently the case with cars aimed at enthusiasts, tuners have taken a liking to the Toyota GR Yaris in the hopes of increasing its performance to previously unachievable levels.

It is undoubtedly the best modern homologation special vehicle. The unassuming little car has a little engine that packs quite a punch and is rather energetic. It has already established itself as a force to be reckoned with in the sport of rallying, having won the Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT constructors’ title after only two years of operation.

In comparison to other hot hatches,  272 hp isn’t that much. However, thanks to its four-wheel drive system and lightweight body, the GR Yaris is incredibly quick and has a top speed of 143 miles per hour. Not bad for a vehicle that can glide across rough roads with ease.

Did You Know:

The 2022 World Rally Championship GR Yaris Rally1 car was based on the GR Yaris.

7. Toyota MR2 Turbo

Speed: 150 miles per hour
Horsepower: 200 horsepower
 Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $21,093
Year First Manufactured: 1984

Toyota MR2 Turbophoto source: Wikipedia

1991 marked the U.S. premiere of the second-generation Toyota MR2 Turbo. Twenty years were spent making that 2.0-liter inline-four. It powered sportier Celicas until 2007 when it powered Japanese Caldina wagons. It produced 200 horsepower in the MR2 Turbo and 256 in factory trim in export models.

Even though Toyota removed the MR2 Turbo from the Firestone Firehawk series, the company did a tremendous amount of work to improve the street car. As a result, the MR2 Turbo is the most powerful version of the car and can reach up to 150 miles per hour.

The majority of the surviving MR2 cars have been heavily modified. They are also among the most reasonably priced mid-engined automobiles currently on the market. The MR2 Turbo had a horsepower rating of 200 and could reach 60 miles per hour in 6.2 seconds.

Did You Know:

MR2 stands for Midship Runabout 2-seater, but it also refers to the vehicle’s mid-engine, rear-wheel drive arrangement.

6. Toyota Celica GT4

Speed: 153 miles per hour
Horsepower: 200 horsepower
 Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $20000
Year First Manufactured: 1970

Toyota Celica GT4photo source: Cars & Bids

Toyota built the Toyota Celica from 1970 to 2006. The 1990s were a golden age for Japanese sports cars, with virtually every manufacturer manufacturing at least one or two performance versions. Toyota was at the forefront of the Japanese performance trend with the Supra, MR2, and especially the GT-Four Celica.

In motorsport, the GT-Four was the most successful of the three vehicles.

The Celica’s sixth generation was manufactured from 1993 to 1999. The Celica GT-Four was a high-performance variant of the Celica built for the World Rally Championship competition. From 1994 until 1999, Toyota developed the third and last iteration of the GT-Four, which was based on the sixth-generation Celica.

The Celica is one of Toyota’s most exciting and popular cars ever produced. It was initially an excellent, cheaper, and lighter alternative to the Mustang. However, the GT4 is the pinnacle of over three decades of manufacture. It was propelled by a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four-cylinder engine that produced 200 horsepower.

With a top speed of 153 mph, the Celica GT4 is one of Toyota’s fastest vehicles.

Did You Know:

The Toyota Celica GT4 rose to prominence in the 1995 WRC Rally championship, which they dominated by adopting a clever design to circumvent regulations.

5. Toyota Supra Mk IV Twin-Turbo

Speed: 155 miles per hour
Horsepower: 800 horsepower
 Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $90,587
Year First Manufactured: 1978

Toyota Supra Mk IV Twin-Turbophoto source: Silodrome

The Toyota Supra Twin Turbo (4th Gen – A80) was equipped with a 3.0 liter twin turbocharged Toyota 2JZ-GTE inline six-cylinder engine. With the exception of 1996, the Twin Turbo received a new six-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic with manual shifting mode.

Most A80 Supra Turbos sold in the United States were semi-convertibles with a removable Sport Roof panel resembling a Targa.

Fewer were delivered with a permanent roof (coupe). In the United Kingdom, the majority, if not all, were coupes. All 1997 versions in the United States included emblems that read “Limited Edition 15th Anniversary.” The Supra was removed from the Canadian and American markets in 1996 and 1998, respectively.

It isn’t easy to choose which Toyota Supra model is the greatest. However, the fourth generation is a strong contender for the greatest older models. Toyota utilized a twin sequential turbo configuration on the inline-six 2JZ GTE engine, resulting in one of the most beloved sports cars ever produced.

Popular among tuners, the 2JZ GTE has been tweaked to produce 800 horsepower with stock internal components. However, the vehicle can attain a top speed of 155 mph in its stock configuration.

Did You Know:

The Toyota Supra became popular when it was featured in the Fast and Furious film series.

4. Toyota GR Supra

Speed: 155 miles per hour
Horsepower: 335 horsepower
 Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $43,540
Year First Manufactured: 1978

Toyota GR Supraphoto source: Toyota Motors

The old Supra and its 2JZ-GTE engines gained prominence after the fourth generation was retired in 2002. In 2019, Toyota reintroduced the Supra with two BMW-sourced engines: a 2.0-liter I4 and a 3.0-liter V6 with 335 horsepower.

The 2023 GR Supra, Toyota’s flagship sports vehicle, offers enough adrenaline, style, and drama to compensate for the brand’s more moderate sedans, hatchbacks, and SUVs. The GR Supra was designed and manufactured alongside the BMW Z4 convertible and features comparable build quality and fewer, yet still attractive, interior components.

The standard 255-hp turbocharged four-cylinder gives adequate power, but we can’t help but appreciate the furious 382-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter BMW inline-six that propels this two-seater. Only rear-wheel drive is available, and the GR Supra’s sure-footed chassis and precise steering make it lively on winding roads and racetracks.

Due to its BMW origins, purists may have a problem with the new vehicle, as the older Supras are more iconic. However, they will not frown much while propelling it down the straight at a maximum speed of 155 mph.

Did You Know:

Toyota originally named the vehicle “Celica Supra” because it was based on the Celica coupe.

3. Lexus LC 500

Speed: 168 miles per hour
Horsepower: 200 horsepower
 Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $93,450
Year First Manufactured: 2017

Lexus LC 500photo source: Lexus

The Lexus LC500 may be the most underestimated commercial vehicle on the market. While we don’t have much time for the hybrid LC500h, the V8-powered version is a wonderful coupe that deftly straddles the line between a sports car, GT, and future concept with its own flair.

The LC500 has a 5.0-liter, 32-valve V8 engine, whereas the LC500h has a 3.5-liter V6 engine combined with two motor generators. Additionally, the LC500 is the first vehicle in its segment to include a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Did You Know:

The LC500 is based on the 2012 North American International Auto Show debuting LF-LC concept.

2. Lexus LFA

Speed: 202 miles per hour
Horsepower: 553 horsepower
 Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $375,000
Year First Manufactured: 2010

Lexus LFAphoto source: Evo

The Lexus LFA is Toyota’s answer to the likes of the Ferrari and Lamborghini, and it’s a carbon fiber supercar with a slew of high-tech features.

The LFA marked a turning point for Lexus. Its global launch marked the dramatic introduction of a new flagship model in the ‘F’ lineup of Lexus performance vehicles. In addition, it redefined the Japanese supercar for the 21st century, setting new standards not only for Lexus but also for the whole industry.

Under the hood is a 4.8-liter V10 engine that produces 553 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. That is astounding performance, but you would expect nothing less from a vehicle that costs twice as much as the Mercedes SLS. Moreover, it could go from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 3.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 202 miles per hour.

Did You Know:

The Lexus LFA is one of Japan’s most expensive vehicles. It was also featured in the Fast and Furious films.

1. Toyota GT-One

Speed: 236 miles per hour
Horsepower: 550 horsepower
 Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price:
Year First Manufactured: 1998

Toyota GT-Onephoto source: Super Cars

Toyota has built wild motorsport cars to circumvent regulations. They created the GT-One for the 1999 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1998. The FIA mandated a road-legal automobile with few alterations from the racing version. It’s a legendary prototype homologation automobile.

The Toyota GT-One was internally known as the TS020. The engine stressed a carbon-fiber monocoque with an aluminum honeycomb core. The Toyota GT-One can reach 236mph and 60mph in 3.2 seconds at 2,425 pounds, making it the fastest Toyota of all time.

TMG developed the chassis, but Italian Dallara built it. All four corners had double wishbones with push-rod-actuated springs and dampers. All brakes were carbon-ceramic. The GT-3.6-liter One’s twin-turbo V8 produced 600hp in race trim and 550hp in road trim.

Did You Know:

Only seven models of the Toyota GT-One were built.

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