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Everyone is anticipating the new Toyota Supra (still!) wondering if it will stand up to the last one, if it will be a success. The thing is, those aren’t the same thing.

I remember this still because I grew up when the JZA80 Supra was a new car, and I remember not being into it at all. It seemed like an kind of heavy, overpriced Corvette rival, one that didn’t make all that much power stock. I wasn’t considering that it held one of the most tunable engines of all time, but that wasn’t on my mind.

What I mean to say is that America didn’t really “get” the last Supra, even though it was sold here.

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This came up today while we were looking over which parts, exactly, the A90 Supra shares with Rolls-Royce (and other BMWs), and reader Epic Failure chimed in to say that all of you disappointed about the new Supra aren’t remembering the iconic JZA80 right:

I remember writing about the NSX in the same vein as well. That car really felt like it was overstaying its welcome towards the end, there.

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And it makes me wonder what other cars didn’t quite get their due at the time. There’s a lot out there, for sure.