The Fast and the Furious. A film of a generation, and the film that gave a certain car an enormous amount of notoriety in the tuning scene. That car? The Toyota Supra. The MKiv (mk4) came with a choice of two engines, both were 3 litre straight 6s, one had a pair of turbos strapped to it, the other didn’t.
Despite the lack of turbos, the N/A version comes with ~225bhp so isn’t particularly slow, this being said N/A version, Jak’s gone for a few simple mods to bring out the noise of the silky smooth 6 cylinder, in the form of an HKS mushroom induction kit, and a single de-cat exhaust, with the obligatory Jap can at the back. An uprated fuel pump makes sure there’s enough go-go juice fed to the motor, and a stage 1 clutch and diff from the TT model puts the power to the wheels.
Speaking of the wheels, they’re a design that never gets old, Rota GTRs in flavour of 18×8.5 at the front, and 18×9.5 at the rear, wearing 235/40 and 265/35 tyres respectively. Tein Superstreet coil overs drop the body down over the wheels nicely, and a full set of poly bushes and a front upper strut brace tighten the handling up nicely.
The exterior of these cars is something special, their wide arches, and smooth lines give a shape that’s really not aged much at all. Jak’s car benefits from a Do-Luck Gen 2 bumper at the front, Veilside side skirts and rear spats, a rare OEM Toyota upper boot spoiler, and THAT carbon GT wing. IMO, Supras look so, so nice either smoothed, and with no spoiler/wing, or, as in this case, with a huge wing hanging off the back. A wing which i’m assured gives noticeable effects on downforce, even at road speeds.
The interior is very driver focused, the dash wrapped around the driver, and with a few lights on, almost reminiscent of a jet fighter cockpit. The dash has had some carbon wrap added, and the speakers have been uprated, making it a damn nice place to be.
The car’s come on some way since Jak bought it, it’s gone from a pretty stock looking Supra with wheels almost lost in the arches, to something that I can guarantee gets some admiring looks on the road. It seems everyone who knows what it is can appreciate it, and those who don’t know what it is try for a good enough look to be able to work out what it is. It looks and sounds very much the sports car that it was designed to be. All that’s left to come is the power deficit over the 320bhp turbo version, something I believe Jak intends on sorting in the future with a conversion to a turbo lump…