View Full Version : "Jennifer" - 1992 Toyota Soarer - Final Pictures, Sold.


Driv3r
06-26-2009, 11:39 PM
The Specs:
Make: Toyota
Model: Soarer
Year: 1992
Engine: "1JZ-GTE" 2.5L Twin Turbocharged Inline-6
Horsepower: 280hp @ 6,200 RPM
Torque: 268lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
Milage: 65,500 Km's (When purchased), Currently at 76,500


Haven't named her yet, but this is my Dark Green 1992 Toyota Soarer. Yup, its right hand drive and has a twin turbo Inline-6. Although its an automatic, I have already done a burnout and gone through a drve through backwards and had my picture taken while doing that by a complete stanger. And all in just under 2 hours of owning it, lol! Its completely stock (save for a aftermarket deck), so it is a blank canvas for me. It will strictly be my summer car from now on. Its a hoot to drive, plenty of power and pull while still maintaining a smooth luxurious GT ride.

Its loaded to the guts with power everything (including power folding mirrors), auto climate control, Digital dash, Tilt/telescopic steering wheel, wood grain trim, 8 speaker stereo, Projector headlights etc...

Sinister
06-26-2009, 11:52 PM
Now I gotta watch out for yet another JDM driver in the city.
You people are the plague when it comes to imports on Canadian Roads.
JDM are not safe.

Clean though.

DJMantis
06-27-2009, 12:04 AM
One of my favorite cars ever. I never thought I'd see one on the forums.

Good-looking example. That front passenger seat looks like it's never been sat in during those first 40 grand.

Linkin
06-27-2009, 12:14 AM
I can verify he owns this. It's a nice car, fast too! Drivethrough backwards was amusing haha. "Is it better backwards??" "Yup." :)

DodgeBoy
06-27-2009, 06:15 AM
I didn't even know these things existed. Never heard of the Soarer. I know there is the Lexus SC400 though.

OZ
06-27-2009, 02:10 PM
I didn't even know these things existed. Never heard of the Soarer. I know there is the Lexus SC400 though.

they were mainly sold in Japan and Australia, some models were shipped to UK aswell.

DJMantis
06-28-2009, 02:11 AM
I know the Toyota Soarer was sold as the Lexus SC300 and SC400 in the US. It was probably badged Soarer in other markets.

Driv3r
06-28-2009, 02:55 AM
Yup, these were made in Japan using Toyota Supra engines. The SC300 is sold in North America as the Lexus SC300 which features a N/A 3.0L Inline 6 (but who wants that when you can have twin turbos?!). Anyways, went out photoshooting with Linkin today, should have pictures up by tommorow or monday.

It is quite the comfortable cruiser, and surprising easy on gas! So far I'm sitting at 300Km's on less then 2/8's of a tank gone... and I haven't been too easy on the loud pedal either. Also named her "Jennifer". Oh, and for a cheap proof shot, here's me driving down Whyte ave tonight:

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/729/soarer1.jpg

DJMantis
06-28-2009, 03:01 AM
Yup, these were made in Japan using Toyota Supra engines. The SC300 is sold in North America as the Lexus SC300 which features a N/A 3.0L Inline 6 (but who wants that when you can have twin turbos?!).

There was also the SC400 which had the 4.0 V8 :heart:

Zpectre
06-28-2009, 10:03 AM
Never knew these things had such powerful engines... Nice ride!

There's a Toyota Soarer in GRID as a drift car.

Texhnolith
06-29-2009, 03:11 AM
awesome a soarer.. much better then the GS300 you were talking about :)
Seen a couple over here aswell. One time at a drift event.. he sucked hard due to the Auto box ;)

And your even about equal to my hp's now :) whats the weight of that thing?
Oh, dont name it. it a frigging machine/car.. ;)

Some new wheels and done!

Tubaman
06-29-2009, 03:51 PM
Nice car...i like the soarer, beast at drifting:)

appollo four fourty
06-29-2009, 09:37 PM
Ya i heard of the soarer (Gran turismo lol) Bears a big honda accord influence only its got balls.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/64/01-02_Honda_Accord_EX_coupe.jpg

DJMantis
06-29-2009, 10:29 PM
^Maybe. I doubt it :\

Driv3r
06-30-2009, 03:09 AM
Please never compare this car to a Honda.

And yes, new wheels/tires are needed right away, trying to find a good set to roll on just for this summer at least. Got the rest of the pics from Linkin, but its 3 AM and I wanna sleep. so tommorow or someday they'll beup..

OZ
06-30-2009, 03:12 AM
Please never compare this car to a Honda.

comparing a Soarer with a Honda is the codeword for "i wanna be slapped like a silly *****" on my books.

never do that.

GTR
06-30-2009, 04:25 AM
Congrats on the car man, this is some rare *** car you got right there. It's so rare that even very known American based websites that have extensive information on every car don't have any records of it. Even the V8 version doesn't have the HP or the torque of the twin turbo.

Comparing the most powerful trim of the 6th gen Accord (1998-2002) to a twin Turbo Soarer (1991-1996) is quite literally exactly like comparing a V6 Camaro to a V8 Camaro made between 1996 and 1998. The difference is too big to be neglected.

Driv3r
07-01-2009, 02:16 AM
Thanks guys. As promised, new pictures. Big shout out to Linkin for cruising around with me and for taking the pictures. As you can see, it does need bodywork, but thats what a new garage and winter time will be for this year. Hopefully by spring I'll have a bodykit on order to be put on it as well.

Like I sais before, its an amazing GT class car for the year. One thing that amazes me is that even with a twin turbo 6, I'm averaging about 20mpg around the city! :)

I miss my bass, but I still have the subwoofer setup from my E36, so I think that'll be tommorows project as I have the day off.

http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/3006/dsc0758.jpg
http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/7138/jordan1e.jpg
http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/4718/dsc0799f.jpg
http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/5010/img0494niv.jpg

DJMantis
07-01-2009, 10:58 AM
That second shot is shaweet.

Sir Tristan
07-01-2009, 11:35 AM
Man!
Great!

Now leave it like that. No mods, unless they're VIP or wheels.

Elegant car, love this, man.

EVO9MR
07-01-2009, 12:39 PM
nice shots and JDM's awesome
When you do bodywork are you thinking of doing a respray?

Killua
07-01-2009, 04:28 PM
Congratulations on such a quality machine. Very nice looking too.

http://www.nfscars.net/forum/picture.php?albumid=35&pictureid=8000

This is how it should look I think. :)

Sir Tristan
07-02-2009, 08:55 AM
Are these available in Europe?

AgentRoo
07-02-2009, 11:48 PM
Possibly sold under the Lexus brand as Soarer (confusing, eh?).

Seem to remember reading one of the performance magazines where they bought a bunch of second hand cars and tuned them up (not Top Gear mag, but in that style), one of them being a Soarer.

Driv3r
07-03-2009, 01:28 AM
Killua, that's exactly the look I'm hoping to achieve when I'm done. Mine will still be dark green, but hopefully with a little more Pearl in it, with gold & polished 18x9" wheels, and a small wing on the trunk as well.

Hopefull I will be picking up a set of 5 Spoke 17" ASA Wheels (to roll on this summer at least) this weekend if all goes well. A slight change in plans with my audio setup as I am going to sell the current one I have and downsizing to a couple bazooka tubes and a Double DIN headunit. I am downsizing because I still want to maintain some sort of functionality with my trunk.

Canada_Kid
07-04-2009, 12:09 PM
That looks like a pretty sweet car and lots of fun. I don't know if I could drive a right-hand drive car, that would be weird. Those pictures are awesome. Good work on those Linkin.

Driv3r
07-04-2009, 05:00 PM
A few proof shots, Interior shots and some random exteriors for you guys!

http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/3346/img0512yot.jpg
http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/9580/img0582p.jpg
http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/2134/img0587y.jpg
http://img366.imageshack.us/img366/204/img0591.jpg
http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/2264/img0593.jpg
http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/4399/img0594ypj.jpg
http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/3723/img0595q.jpg
http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/8532/img0590z.jpg

Tubaman
07-06-2009, 08:49 AM
Nice shots...
As for some Rims i would go with some Volks GTV like this one
http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/3213/img9872z.jpg

DJMantis
07-06-2009, 01:27 PM
^Wheels, yes. Body kit NO...

EVO9MR
07-06-2009, 01:29 PM
ooo digital cluster very nice :D

Sir Tristan
07-06-2009, 01:30 PM
I'd treat this one as a VIP. vipstyle anyone?

Or maybe just kill Jennifer with disgusting rice (that would be cruel)

Sir Tristan
07-06-2009, 01:34 PM
These taillights http://www.clublexus.com/forums/attachments/lexus-vehicles-classifieds/137924d1233538841-96-6spd-lexus-sc300-widebody-w-2jzgte-dsc00295-small-.jpg

are NOT rice.

Driv3r
07-11-2009, 10:19 PM
Yuppo, those would be the tails I want. Picked up some new wheels today!! Just temporary wheels to roll around, but they make a huge difference in how sleek the car is overall.

Old 16's on the left running 205/55/R16. New 17's rolling 225/50/R17:
http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/4110/img0660l.jpg

My Dad came to help throw 'em on:
http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/5003/img0661y.jpg

A quick bath, & a quick photoshoot as well:
http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/5320/img0663s.jpg
http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/3779/img0666u.jpg
http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/1661/img0667v.jpg

DJMantis
07-12-2009, 01:07 AM
http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/1661/img0667v.jpg

WANTWANTWANTWANTWANTWANTWANTWANT :freak:

Tubaman
07-12-2009, 04:49 PM
Nice Rims...snow tires?

TriniGT
07-15-2009, 09:28 PM
Congrats on finding this Luxo Supra, man! She looks clean.

Driv3r
08-04-2009, 12:38 AM
Put 1,130Km's on her this past Long weekend when I went up to the mountains with some friends. Handled the 5 Hour trip amazingly, barely complained cruising at 130km/h with the A/c on. Loved the mountain roads, and there was time here and there for a few quick shots.

The little pole you see on the bumper is known as a "Parking Pole". It Automatically pops up at the push of a button under the dash and helps you judge where the left (Passenger) side of the car is when parking in tight spots! Also its funny as hell to drive around with it up:
http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/7823/img0775evu.jpg
http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/8684/img0776upx.jpg

Lake Minnewanka, Banff, Alberta:
http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/6190/img0779yrc.jpg
http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/3316/img0785h.jpg
http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/5595/img0787c.jpg

Ohhh look! Crooked plate held on with one bolt and a Zip-tie, and a McDonalds toy Zip-tied to a tow hook? That's some madd tite JDM shizzit yO!
http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/2599/img0791iac.jpg

Those long hoods make for excellent beach towel warmers!
http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/8036/img0800kjs.jpg

Hiding at the Hotel.
http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/8069/img0895rol.jpg
http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/9061/dsc0615s.jpg
http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/9158/dsc0616g.jpg

Credits to Linkin for the last two shots as well :)

theo
08-04-2009, 12:55 AM
Pics 3-6, and 8 are the most legit. Props to you for being awesome.

-theo

Killua
08-04-2009, 05:07 PM
Lovely pictures. The car looks excellent.

Driv3r
08-06-2009, 08:15 PM
Need some opinions. Found this spoiler I had bought for one of my older cars that I never got around to ever even driving. If I put it on, the 3rd brake light will be removed and it will be painted to match of course. It's a little different from what you'd normally see on Soarer's, but I think that's why I'm diggin' it... Sorry about the quality, Blackberry shots as I was too lazy to find my Digi Cam.

http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/9421/img00215c.jpg
http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/6656/img00210n.jpg
http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/5027/img00211.jpg
http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/3200/img00212y.jpg
http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/6097/img00213q.jpg
http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/7430/img00214a.jpg

GTR
08-06-2009, 08:32 PM
I would have preferred a 'lip' spoiler, but that spoiler looks nice and its just the right size.

But definitely consider the lip spoiler, I seriously think it'd look really sick on your car.

DodgeBoy
08-06-2009, 08:41 PM
It doesn't flow with the lines of the car so I say no deal.

theo
08-06-2009, 09:13 PM
It doesn't flow with the lines of the car so I say no deal.
+1.

-theo

DJMantis
08-06-2009, 11:00 PM
A spoiler could work well, just not that spoiler.

TwinTurboGTR
08-07-2009, 12:59 AM
I'd say go for a lip spoiler as well. It would look much better.
Although, if you tilt your head a little, that one just might work...

TriniGT
08-07-2009, 01:56 AM
I agree about the lip spoiler. The one you presented here looks out of place on the soarer. Plus, from the pictures, it appears that upward force would be created unless you are designing your own mounting brackets to install the wing


btw, you took some nice pics on that trip. The one in which the car is hiding by the hotel - wheels really pop out (they look like white ceramic, or it could just be my monitor).

I'd say forget the wing, lower the car's stance (an inch, maybe 2) and then get a nicer wheel/tire package that will fill those wheel wells.

Driv3r
09-04-2009, 03:09 AM
Haven't done too much to my car looks wise yet, besides the wheels. Well, now the mod bug bit my friends and has hit me too. My friend just ordered him and I 8,000K HID's and I will be ordering new headlights as well (OEM Lexus SC300 to support the 9006 Bulbs). I am looking into getting all 5 windows tinted, and I might have sourced a cat-back exhaust system to throw on.

Had some fun tonite... :)
http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs263.snc1/9032_261807735721_758825721_8672610_5591867_n.jpg

TheCarTester
09-04-2009, 05:23 AM
love that car,buy me one^^

EVO9MR
09-06-2009, 12:13 PM
no moar teaser we need good pics haha
hows progress?

Driv3r
09-10-2009, 12:51 AM
No more teasers then! Waiting on tint (20% All around) & Lexus Sc300 Headlights with 8,000K HID's! :)

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/8185/img1101n.jpg
http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/8418/img1134u.jpg
http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/4025/img1174b.jpg
http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/4453/img1190f.jpg

Nightshaded the Tails, and the Toyota Badge. The badge actually turned out kinda Green, so it almost matches the car! Also stole Linkin's deadmou5 sticker lol!

TheCarTester
09-10-2009, 07:54 AM
that aint a car...thats a beast^^

EVO9MR
09-10-2009, 04:03 PM
that is sooo nice, can't wait on how it looks in the future ;)

OZ
09-10-2009, 10:14 PM
jumping late on the spoiler discussion, sorry for the dark pic, was the one i found.

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dandantrash/Soarer/soarer4.jpg

basically it's a sports lip spoiler, it is a bit higher than the usual bootlid lip spoiler used on vip cars, on the case, on the soarer it can look good since its a coupe...

DodgeBoy
09-10-2009, 10:17 PM
Looks good. I think you should shave the emblems.

Killua
09-11-2009, 10:13 AM
OZ, I'm guessing this picture shows the same type spoiler. It's much clearer in this one.

http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/1739/soarerl02.th.jpg (http://img141.imageshack.us/i/soarerl02.jpg/)

GTR
09-12-2009, 07:55 AM
jumping late on the spoiler discussion, sorry for the dark pic, was the one i found.

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a399/dandantrash/Soarer/soarer4.jpg

basically it's a sports lip spoiler, it is a bit higher than the usual bootlid lip spoiler used on vip cars, on the case, on the soarer it can look good since its a coupe...

+1 on the spoiler
+2 on the rims (black with bare metal lip = WIN. Biggest reason why I fell in love with that yanktank when I first saw it)

Driv3r
09-23-2009, 10:47 PM
I'm a bit iffy on the spoiler right now. I have seen some very clean Soarers without spoilers and they look amazing. It'll all just depends on if I get a bodykit or not. And if anything I will be getting a factory lip spoiler on the back. Other then that, not much has changed, just waiting for some money, my garage to be built and winter so I can tear her apart!


2 New shots and a video as well!

http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/8703/img1226.jpg
http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/5302/img1227.jpg

Video:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/video/video.php?v=278335265721

Driv3r
10-24-2009, 03:54 PM
How about a nice seafoam and drive by video? :) Click the link to watch!

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?comments&v=309118815721

theo
10-24-2009, 04:04 PM
that video is mad ill.

-theo

Sinister
10-24-2009, 04:11 PM
Over revving the shit out of it in the mean time. Seems like your engine wasn't that dirty.

Driv3r
10-24-2009, 06:38 PM
Meh, that was maybe 4 - 5,000 Rpm only lol. A few newer pics I found on my camera today as well"

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/1512/img1241du.jpg
http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/9759/img1257small.jpg
http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/2549/img1265d.jpg

Lol, that last one is was a few days ago when I got stuck in a ditch (don't ask). Had my friend (who is pictured) pull me out with his '08 Imprezza!

EVO9MR
10-24-2009, 09:03 PM
fine i wont ask haha but your friend seems pretty happy... did he get paid lol

Driv3r
12-09-2009, 11:17 PM
Well, as of tonight I no longer own the Soarer. Just sold it to make way for a much better and funner car. I haven't been driving it lately anyway, as I've been using my Parents Explorer in light of Alternator troubles with the Soarer and a huge dump of snow last weekend (as shown by Linkin LOL).

I am currently in talks with a guy down in Calgary, should have a new car by next weekend at the latest? It'll still be JDM, just a few years newer, a bit smaller, a lot lighter, and AWD lol.

Driv3r
01-31-2010, 12:56 AM
Took her for a final spin before the new owner picked her up, after fixing a few things with her the other day. I'm in contact with the new owner so I know whats happening to her. I'll be seeing alot of her this summer as the new owner intends to bring it to local car meets and what not. A few parting shots;

http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/5408/img0208w.jpg
http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/9113/img0209xk.jpg
http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/9403/img0210r.jpg
http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/8421/img0212m.jpg

Sir Tristan
01-31-2010, 06:48 AM
What if... the new owner rices the shit out of Jen? Gangsta wheelz and whatnot?

Just sth to think about.....

Driv3r
02-03-2010, 08:36 PM
Then he chooses to do so, its his ride now so I'm not too concerned.