Top 3 Toyota of all time

 Toyota FJ40 front right

Toyota is one of the largest, most profitable and reliable motor corporations in the world. Their reliability comes from their focus on the ease of maintenance and car owner convenience. The two overlapping ellipses in the company’s logo represents this credo. This manufacturer and consumer integration is the core of Toyota’s promise.

Throughout its more than 80 years of producing cars, Toyota has a long list of durable and reliable cars and trucks that have made the greatest impact in the world. That list is an exhaustive one ranging from sports coupes, family type sedans to off-road 4x4s. Of that though, 3 that made the most impact are the 2000GT, the FJ40 Land Cruiser, and the Supra.

 

Toyota 2000GT (1967 – 1970)

Toyota 2000GT front left

The Toyota 2000GT is a limited production, front engine, rear-wheel drive, two seats, hardtop coupe grand tourer designed by Toyota in collaboration with Yamaha. It was first introduced in 1965 and was produced by Yamaha from 1967 – 1970.

Introducing 2000GT changed Japan’s standing in the world of automotive manufacturing. It demonstrated that its automakers can produce sports cars to rival the biggest names in Europe. It opened doors and brought Japan into the automotive manufacturing map!

Toyota 2000GT rear left

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The '2000' in the name refers to the 2000-cc six-cylinder engine that made 150 hp. Weighing just under 2,500 lbs (or 1,134 kg), the 2000GT wasn’t the fastest car on the road but one of the best-looking ones out there. It was quoted to be one of the most exciting and enjoyable cars to drive. James Bond agrees. The 2000GT made an appearance in the 1967 James Bond movie, “You Only Live Twice.”

Today, the 2000GT remains to be a classic and the first seriously collectible Japanese supercar.

Specifications

Engine

2.0 L / Straight 6

Transmission

5-speed manual

Power

148 hp

Performance

  • Top Speed

220 km/h

  • 0 – 60mph

8.4 seconds

 

Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 (1960 – 1984)

Toyota FJ40 front left

Simply, the Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 is the definitive 20th century 4x4.

To know more about the car, let’s drill down on the car’s name:

  • “F” refers to the Type F engine – an OHV inline-six-cylinder engine known for its high amount of torque at low RPM, massive cast iron blocks and heads. The Land Cruiser first introduced the use of a Type F engine.
  • “J” stands for jeep. Not the Jeep brand but rather a small, sturdy motor vehicle with four-wheel drive that was widely used by the military during WWII.
  • “40” refers to the displacement of the inline-six-engine.
  • The Land Cruiser got its name from Toyota’s technical director Hanji Umehara. The logic is, “some people rove the land, some people cruise it, no wrong as I’m concerned.” Thus, the name, land cruiser was born.

 Toyota FJ40 rear side

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The FJ40 wasn’t built for speed but what it lacked in that department, it made up with its tough exteriors, reliable internal parts and great ride for off-roading activities. It has continued to be unchanged for over 20 years which can only be attributed to its ruggedly effective design.

Specifications

Engine

3.0 L / Straight 6

Transmission

5-speed manual

Power

85 hp

Performance

  • Top Speed

70 km/h

  • 0 – 60mph

-

 

Toyota Supra A80 (1992 – 2002)

 Toyota Supra front left

The Supra is one of Toyota’s ultimate grand tourers. It’s widely known and requires no introduction. It starred in the 2001 Hollywood movie, “The Fast and The Furious” and is one of the most coveted models of all time.

It’s the sports car most associated with the brand and the one that everyone wants to revive. It has undergone multiple upgrades from its initial introduction in 1978. In 1986, the Supra received a major boost thanks to six-cylinder engines in both naturally aspirated and turbocharged forms.

Toyota Supra rear right

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But the Supra cemented its icon status with its fourth-generation release with its 320 hp 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine, the Supra performed as well as or even better than a lot of cars costing much more than the Toyota.

It was the most accessible supercar ever that owners have freely applied more boost and more aftermarket gadgetry giving it more power and allowing cars to easily shift into higher gears.

Specifications

Engine

3.0 L / Inline 6

Transmission

5-speed manual

Power

320 hp

Performance

  • Top Speed

250 km/h

  • 0 – 60mph

4.6 seconds

 

The Verdict

Toyota FJ40 front right side

Of the three, the Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 best represent Toyota’s principle of prioritizing consumer satisfaction by ensuring high-quality products in the market. The FJ40 was not built for speed nor is it physically attractive but the vehicle features a sturdiness and reliability that carried it through time.

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