|Grade||4.0_GT_Limited||4.0_GT||2.5_GT_Twin Turbo L|
|Engine type||V8-cylinder, DOHC||V8-cylinder, DOHC||In-line 6-cylinder, DOHC|
|Max. output kW/(PS)/r.pm||-/260/5400||-/260/5400||-/280/6200|
|*||The specifications are those of representative model grades.|
|*||Max. output represents a net rating.|
|*||The model numbers of these vehicles are UZZ32(4000), UZZ31(4000), UZZ30(4000), JZZ30(2500).|
Toyota released the third-generation Soarer in May 1991, making it a size larger than the previous model with the purpose of marketing it as a luxury coupé in the U.S. as part of the Lexus line -- a premium brand that had been inaugurated in 1989. The body styling by Calty Design Research, Inc. radically departed from the boxy image of previous Soarers. The initially available power units included a 4-liter V8 engine for the top-end Lexus LS 400/Toyota Celsior (this engine was dropped in a model change in August 1997) and a 2.5-liter inline 6-cylinder DOHC 24-valve twin-turbo engine. A 3-liter 225 PS engine joined this lineup in January 1994. The suspension was a newly developed 4-wheel double wishbone system, and high-grade models also came standard-equipped with the electronically controlled air suspension. An active suspension system that could reduce changes in vehicle attitude under all circumstances was also made available for selected models. This system included the active 4-wheel-steering (4WS) to control the orientation of the rear wheels and stabilize the vehicle attitude.
|Plant||Motomachi plant, Kanto Auto Works,Ltd. [from May 1997]|
"Soarer" is used with its meaning of a high-performance glider.