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Where to find Soarer Parts

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DISM MZ11 2800GT-Limited Model


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Hiro Racing Ad

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Toyota EX-8

The Soarer made its first appearance at the 1980 Osaka International Motor Show with the name "EX-8".

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MZ12 Diagram

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MZ12 Dash Display

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75 Years of Toyota - Soarer Page

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  Grade 2800_DOHC-EFI_6-cylinder_GT-EXTRA 2800_DOHC-EFI_6-cylinder_GT 2000_OHC-EFI_6-cylinder_VX
Model type
Curb mass(kg) 1300 1300 1220
Dimensions Length(mm) 4655 4655 4655
Width(mm) 1695 1695 1690
Height(mm) 1360 1360 1360
Wheelbase(mm) 2660 2660 2660
Engine Engine code 5M-GEU 5M-GEU 1G-EU
Engine type In-line 6-cylinder, DOHC In-line 6-cylinder, DOHC In-line 6-cylinder, OHC
Displacement(cm3) 2759 2759 1988
Max. output kw/(PS)/r.pm -/170/5600 -/170/5600 -/125/5400
* The specifications are those of representative model grades.
* Max. output represents a net rating.
* The model numbers of these vehicles are MZ11(2800), GZ10(2000).




The Soarer, Toyota's first personal luxury car, was a long-nose, short-deck 2-door notchback coupé with forward-leaning center pillars and thin rear pillars. The dashboard featured a digital speedometer, an LED tachometer, a digital speed alarm (that could be set to go off at any desired speed), and a microchip-based automatic air conditioner, epitomizing the upcoming age of car electronics.

The two available engines included 2.8-liter (5M-GEU) and 2-liter (1G-EU) units. The former boasted the highest specifications in Japan, producing a gross output of 170 PS. An SOHC turbocharged unit (M-TEU) was added to the lineup in June 1981. The top-grade 2800 GT Limited model was made available in March 1982, featuring specially designed leather bucket seats, an audio system by Technics, and an original 2-color body. In January 1985, the 2.8-liter engine was replaced with a 3-liter unit (6M-GEU) that produced 190 PS.

The Soarer caused a sensation in Japan as a prestigious specialty car.

The Soarer won the 1981-1982 Car of the Year Japan.

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All Parts

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xZ1x Blogs


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1981 Soarer Brochure

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Super Gran Turismo

Super Gran Turismo by Yoshihiro Inomoto