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Toyota Camry TRD racing vehicle zips around a NASCAR track

Toyota Racing Spotlight Video Compilation

Innovation and Adventure of the TRD Division

Toyota is known not only for being an esteemed automaker, but also for boasting a venerable racing division. To celebrate, we’ve compiled some videos below from the manufacturer that demonstrate the philosophy, the possibilities, and the innovation that drives Toyota Racing Development, or TRD.

You’ll see the great champions of TRD over time, such as Kyle Bush, Martin Truex Jr. and Ivan Stewart. Perhaps our favorite parts are when we get to see how the TRD design is carried over into mainstream Toyota models such as the Camry TRD. Finally, join three TRD Pro trucks on an exciting journey through the scenic landscapes and bustling cities of Vietnam, as they head all the way from Ho Chi Minh City in the south up to Hanoi and beyond in the north. Continue reading

Shiny white 2020 Toyota Supra cruises down a street drenched with golden sun.

Who makes the 2020 Toyota Supra engine?

Fans of the Toyota Supra have spent nearly two decades in a dark and aimless valley. Their fearless leader, the Supra, took its leave in 2002 and was afterwards known only in whispered rumors. Finally, Toyota has rewarded their loyalty with the birth of a fifth generation Toyota Supra for the 2020 model year.

But these same fans also tend to be hesitant. Like any passionate followers, they want to make sure the new Supra does justice to its vaunted model line. One aspect that has received some attention is the engine. The Toyota 2JZ-GTE machine that powered fourth generation of the model (and helped to make it the fastest Toyota of all time) still basks in well-deserved legendary status.

Like parents concerned about their child’s choice of Homecoming date, Supra acolytes everywhere are inquiring with pointed curiosity: who makes the 2020 Toyota Supra engine?

Toyota Supra Engine Manufacturer

The 2020 Toyota Supra engine is designed by BMW and manufactured by a third-party assembly group called Magna Steyr. Magna Steyr engineers, develops and assembles automobiles for other companies on a contractual basis. They assemble the 2020 Toyota Supra alongside the G29 BMW Z4 in Graz, Austria.

What engine is in the 2020 Toyota Supra?

The 2020 Toyota Supra uses a BMW 58 straight-six engine. This innovatively engineered powerplant features an exhaust manifold cast directly onto the cylinder head. It has two exhaust ports, and an efficient water-to-air intercooler incorporated directly into the plastic intake manifold.

A teardown of the 2020 Supra reveals that the BMW 58 engine boasts a robust crankshaft, strong connecting rods and high-quality pistons. The block is capable of handling even higher amounts of horsepower than already provided with its closed-deck design.

Though some die-hard Toyota fans were skeptical of the automaker using a BMW engine, the performance provided by this powerplant shows that Toyota still knows what they’re doing. The 2020 Toyota Supra is exceptionally quick and capable, both on the street and the track.


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A Brief History of the Supra

The 2020 Toyota Supra kicks off a fifth generation for the acclaimed machine. The original model began production in 1978, working its way up to a fourth generation that was discontinued in 2002. During that time, it gathered legions of ardent followers and made many memorable appearances in video games, movies, music videos and TV shows.

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rear view of a red 2019 Toyota Corolla

New 2019 Toyota Corolla Safety and Technology Features

There are many reasons why the new Toyota Corolla lineup at Pohanka Toyota of Salisbury on the Delmarva Peninsula is considered the best of the best among new sedans. One of those reasons is how safe and technologically-advanced the 2019 Corolla lineup is. To see just how safe and technologically-advanced it really is, let’s check out some of the best new safety and technology features for the 2019 Toyota Corolla lineup.

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Listing the Best New Safety and Driver Assistance Features for the 2019 Toyota Corolla Lineup at Pohanka Toyota of Salisbury on the Eastern Shore of Maryland

As we mentioned in our introduction, the 2019 Toyota Corolla lineup is one of the safest new sedan lineups available today. That’s because the 2019 Corolla lineup includes safety and driver assistance features such as the standard Toyota Safety Sense™ P suite, a total of 8 life-saving standard airbags, the standard ToyotaCare no cost maintenance plan, the standard Star Safety System™, a standard tire pressure monitoring system, and newly designed seats with newly standard whiplash-injury-lessening capabilities.

Listing the Best New Technology and Connectivity Features for the 2019 Toyota Corolla Lineup at Pohanka Toyota of Salisbury on the Delmarva Peninsula

We also mentioned the 2019 Toyota Corolla lineup is one of the most connected and technologically-advanced new sedan lineups available today. That’s because the 2019 Corolla lineup includes new technology and connectivity features such as the Entune™ Audio Plus system, a full suite of standard Bluetooth capabilities, an integrated rearview back-up camera, newly enhanced voice recognition capabilities, and the Smart Key System complete with Push Button Start capabilities.

For more on the 2019 Toyota Corolla lineup and all of our other new Toyota cars, trucks and SUVs, please get in touch with our Pohanka Toyota of Salisbury staff here on the Delmarva Peninsula.

Happy Birthday Corolla! 50 Years of Celebrated Car Model

50 years of Toyota Corolla Salsibury, MDToyota celebrated the 50-year anniversary of its popular sedan, the Corolla, this year. There are few other vehicles on the road that have maintained the popularity and appeal the way that the Corolla has over five decades.

Original Model

The first Toyota Corolla arrived on auto lots in Japan in November of 1966. Two years later, the model arrived in the United States. Its name means “crown of a flower” and the car featured a boxy shape that was popular at the time. Beneath its hood, drivers found a 1.1-liter four-cylinder engine that worked alongside a four-speed manual transmission. The base model had two doors, but buyers could opt for a luxury SL version, coupe, or wagon.

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4 Top-Selling Toyota Hybrids of All Time

2012 Prius Plug-In Salisbury MDHybrid vehicles have become popular in recent years as an alternative to those that rely solely on gasoline or diesel. These vehicles are more environmentally friendly than standard cars, and though they might be a little more costly at first, you save in the long run. Toyota has a few different hybrid models, and selecting one is simply a matter of personal preference.

1. 2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid

This mid-size hybrid has an EPA of 41 MPG, seating for five, and intuitive controls. It has a four-cylinder DOHC, 16-valve engine, and the output is 156 hp with 156 pound-feet of torque. The interior has soft-touch plastics that give it a superior feel, and there is more than enough leg and headroom. A USB port and a wireless charging system that is compatible with certain smartphones are in an enclosed bin in front of the shifter. The interface of the car keeps drivers aware of warnings, navigations, communication, and even monitors tire pressure.

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Gone in 60 Seconds | The 4 Fastest Toyotas of All Time

Toyota-Celica-GT-FourYou might not think “sports car” when you hear the word “Toyota,” but the truth is, Toyota has produced many speedy cars that can go zero to 60 with the best of them. While you certainly won’t find any of these Toyotas being compared to Lamborghini or Ferrari, the following models are prime examples of Toyota’s innovative engineering and design expertise that have helped make them one of America’s favorite cars.

1. Supra Twin Turbo

The fastest Toyota of all time, the Supra Twin Turbo boasted an astounding 0-60 time of just 4.6 seconds. A combination sports car and grand tourer, the Supra Twin Turbo was a derivation of the Toyota Celica, taking a few nods from the limited-production 2000GT. Although it was only in production in the United States from 1978 until 1998, production continued in Japan until 2002 when the car was permanently scratched.

In addition to its impressive 0-60 speed, the Supra Twin Turbo could reach a top speed of 156 mph – and this was during a time when its 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engine was a standout on the road. That’s an impressive feat, considering that it remains Toyota’s fastest car to date.

2. MR2 Turbo

This two-seat, rear-wheel-drive sports car was produced in Japan from 1984 to 2007, though American buyers could only find it on Toyota lots until 2005. Although other MR2s were on the market, they couldn’t compete with the MR2 Turbo, which could go 0-60 in 5.7 seconds. This was thanks to the model’s 260 horsepower, which could easily compete with any modern vehicle despite the fact that production ended over a decade ago.

One of the standout features of the MR2 Turbo is that it was designed to be small, so it handled well while still being big on style and function. Models produced in the 1990s were even compared stylistically to Ferrari, making it a popular, more affordable option for the average driver.

3. Camry SE V6

It might surprise you to learn that a sedan is among Toyota’s quickest cars, but the SE V6 can go 0-60 in 5.8 seconds. It even has a top speed of 128 mph. The 2012 model debuted as a revitalization of Toyota’s core qualities – style, economy, and performance – but its top speed certainly impressed. What’s more, after already being America’s best-selling passenger car in more than a decade, the 2012 Camry SE V6 set the bar for Camry’s seventh generation, creating a legacy that has continued to this day.

Even now, the Camry is exceptionally quick compared to other cars in its class.

4. Celica GT-Four

With a top speed of 153 mph, the Celica GT-Four could go 0-60 in 5.9 seconds – and this is an old school car we’re talking about. This high-performance model featured full-time AWD and a turbocharged 3S-GTE engine. In fact, it was created to perform in the 1988 World Rally Championship, so everything about the car was designed around its performance and handling.

The Celica GT-Four took home the victory at the 1989 Rally in Australia, cementing its place among Toyota’s greats.