Released date : 1991/ 5/ 7

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Grade 4.0_GT_Limited 4.0_GT 2.5_GT_Twin Turbo L
Model type
Curb mass(kg) 1640 1590 1590
Dimensions Length(mm) 4860 4860 4860
Width(mm) 1790 1790 1790
Height(mm) 1340 1350 1350
Wheelbase(mm) 2690 2690 2690
Engine Engine code 1UZ-FE 1UZ-FE 1JZ-GTE
Engine type V8-cylinder, DOHC V8-cylinder, DOHC In-line 6-cylinder, DOHC
Displacement(cm3) 3968 3968 2491
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/260/5400 -/260/5400 -/280/6200
* The specifications are those of representative model grades.
* Max. output represents a net rating. In the above table, digits separated by slashes ( / / ) stand for kW, PS, and r.p.m., respectively.
* 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.

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