Supra 1JZ-GTE VVTi 2.5L

The third generation of the 1JZ-GTE was introduced around 1996, still as a 2.5-liter turbo, but with Toyota's BEAMS architecture. This included a reworked head, newly developed continuously variable valve timing mechanism (VVT-i), modified water jackets for improved cylinder cooling and newly developed shims with a titanium nitride coating for reduced cam friction. The turbo setup changed from parallel twin-turbo (CT12A x2) to a single turbo (CT15B).