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Old 04-05-18, 05:15 PM
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This is a good read if you've ever wondered about the twin turbo inline six engine that Toyota and Yamaha designed during the 5M/6M/7M era well before the 1JZ was developed and before the concept of the 2JZ-GTE was even a viable possibility.

The most notable versions were the 1G-GTE 2.0L I6 with electronic fuel injection and parallel twin turbos (like a 1JZ-GTE has) making between 185-210hp and a 1G-GZE supercharged 180hp version for select automatic sedans. The Soarer Z20 series commonly had the 1G-GTE 2.0L and the 7M-GTE 3.0L as the high end option.

Today unless I'm mistaken it is still much more affordable in Japan to own a car with a 2.0L or smaller engine (or even more commonly a 660cc Kei vehicle) due to the tax structure.

Our JZ engines took *inspiration* from the high performance intended M-series engines of the 80's but even before the 1JZ-GTE came out you can see many early versions of its hardware that was first tried out in the 1G-GTE series.

https://jalopnik.com/toyotas-first-t...han-1824260905
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Was an interesting read!!
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^^ I love automotive history about this era! This writer on Jalopnik is currently doing a whole series of articles like this. I just shared this one because of the related history to the Soarer

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Wow! That truly a very interesting read! A lot of stuff were put into perspective there, like why Japanese companies are very conservative, I bet they still have some kind of laws prohibiting them to go "all out" to this day.
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Thanks for sharing - really enjoyed this read.
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Welcome, all! Hopefully the writer will release another article or two related to something about our cars in the near future.
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