The Toyota Celica, which has since stopped production, proved to be a rather popular sports coupe from Toyota. The Toyota brand has never fully embraced the overpowered sports car, but the Celica proved to be the closest Toyota fans have ever truly been able to come to such a design (outside of looking for some of the Lexus sports cars). The 1983 Toyota Celica Supra MKII used many of the same design features as previous models, so identifying it from models such as the 82 or 81 can be challenging to the untrained eye. In fact, all Toyota Celicas built between 1981 and 1986 fall under the MKII model design, which helps explain this.
The 1983 variation did receive a slight improvement in power output, reaching 150 horsepower and 159 pound feet of torque from the same four cylinder engine placed in the previous models. A new feature on this model release though included the able to use a power shift button that changed the vehicle from “Power” to “Normal” driving mode at the press of the button. This helped improve acceleration in the power mode and normal mode allowed for an improve general performance and better fuel economy for the coupe.