Discovering the Top 10 Toyota Engines That Set the Standard!

10. 2JZ-GTE Inline-Six

The Mk IV Supra's 2JZ-GTE six-cylinder engine made it successful. The 2JZ's near-indestructibility has been proven on 2,000-hp applications for over two decades. 

09. 1JZ-GTE Inline-Six

You're generally accurate about the 2JZ being Toyota's flagship engine. Third-generation Chasers, Soarers, and Mark IIs in Japan have a 2.5-liter BEAMS architecture, VVT-i, and a CT15B turbo.

08. 4A-GE Inline-Four

The 4A-GE's 112 horsepower are less important than its history. This fuel-injected, four-cylinder engine was based on Cosworth's BDA (Belt Drive, A Type) engines.

07. 3S-GTE Inline-Four

The 3S-GTE is the Supra's 2JZ-GTE for MR2s and Celica All-Tracs. North Americans are most familiar with the second-generation Toyota 3S-GTE, which produces 260 hp. 

06. 4U-GSE / FA20 Flat-Four

The Toyota-Subaru boxer engine isn't the most powerful four-cylinder each firm has developed, but it doesn't make it less special. It's Toyota-Subie technology.

05. 1LR-GUE V-10

Despite never owning one, you may appreciate the LFA's 4.8L V-10 engine. The engine turns 9,000 rpm despite its enormous displacement. Titanium rods and forged pistons.

04. 7M-GTE Inline-Six

Don't compare the third-generation Supra's 7M-GTE to the 2JZ. The older engine may have inspired the Mk IV Supra's incredible powerplant, and for that it deserves praise. 

03. 2ZZ-GE Inline-Four

Even though the 2ZZ doesn't get as much aftermarket support as Honda's K20A Type R engine and isn't as powerful, the Toyota engine is still a good one.

02. R36V V-8

It's special that Toyota's twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter eight-cylinder LMGTP engine isn't for sale. The R36V, constructed of a carbon-fiber block, was limited-edition for Le Mans racers.

01. 3M Inline-Six

50 years ago, the straight-six that powered what many consider the first Japanese supercar was legendary. With this powertrain, Toyota strengthened its ties with Yamaha.

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