It seems EKanoo and the team have been at it again, this time taking their Pro Import GT86 over to the US to see what they can run.
Gary White ran it down the Michigan 1/4 mile at – 5.891 @ 388kph (241mph), breaking the US import record. Although not breaking their previous 5.77 @ 399kph (248mph) world record it’s a pretty impressive feat after a few runs.
Congratulations to the EKanoo Racing team! It will be interesting to see where this car and it’s development go from here.
Some more info has emerged on the Toyota-BMW partnership for their new sports car collaboration. Above shows an artists impression of the new vehicle which is likely to be the new Toyota Supra successor. I can’t say I’m a huge fan compared to the FT-1 concept, but it’s still a nice looking car. Time will tell how the design of the car turns out.
Even if the car is called a supra is yet to be determined, although BMW have confirmed this will be their new Z4 platform,
Earlier in the month my family and I got a break from our busy schedules to check out the first all Japanese Car show located in Canberra ACT. There was a really nice gathering of all types of Japanese Cars and Motorbikes from early to late models.
Some of my favourites were an older 70’s civic, Celica GT4, multiple FD RX7’s – one with lots of carbon goodness and another Spirit R, TME Evo 6.5, Neil Bates TTE Corolla WRC, some very nice R32/33/34/35 GTR’s and heaps of other amazing vehicles.
Was a great quality turnout and I’m looking forward to next year.
……Was also an excuse to have a few runs against my Wife’s MY14 R35 GTR with the Supra 🙂
Did we ever doubt that a 2JZ powered vehicle would be the first in the 5 second 1/4 mile club? No we didn’t!
Although this may be old news to some, I held off posting EKanoo Racing Supra’s 5 second 1/4 mile run as these guys were breaking records left right and centre. An amazing effort by the EKanoo team and another great drive job by Gary White.
Best E.T – 5.97 @ 387kph (240mph)
Best trap speed – 6.00 @ 394kph (245mph)
World’s first 5 second import
World’s Fastest Supra
World’s Fastest 2JZ powered vehicle
In addition they also ran a 6.65@356KM/H (221MPH) in the Toyota 86 with the 2JZ combo, making it the world’s fastest 86 down the 1/4 mile.
Also I’m glad Khalid Mohammed’s recovered and walked away uninjured after this nasty crash in the Twin Turbo Lexus ISF.
It’s been a while since I put anything up from E.Kanoo Racing, but they are still at it with the supra. This time in the 10.5 outlaw supra – firstname.lastname@example.orgKM/H. So close to a 5 second supra, an amazing achievement and another great drive job by Gary White.
This event is to see who is the fastest (and has the highest top speed) from a standing start over a 1000m (1km) airport runway in an regional Australian town (Cooma, NSW – close to 1000m altitude). No race fuels, no nitrous, and only on street radial tyres.
This year the event was even better for my car, no ignition or major boost issues, I had a tune on e85 with some adjusted cam tuning, new tyres and the new turbo setup. More details on my build can be found HERE.
Well it’s been a while since I’ve posted up any info on my own supra. Unfortunately the supra and this website sometimes become lowest on the list of life’s priorities, but that doesn’t mean I’m still working on the supra – A man must have his hobbies!
Tuned on pump 98 fuel with a result of 445rwkw (597rwhp) @ 23.5 psi
Tuned on pump e85 with a result of 482rwkw (646rwhp) @ 23.5 psi
Since the last update these are the major changes;
Titan 272 VVTi Camshafts, GSC Valve stems, GSC beehive springs and titanium retainers – hopefully a write up coming soon on installing these
Swapped out the old Garrett T51R SPL BB with a new Garrett GTX 4088R turbo with 1.06 rear. This was primarily to make it more streetable with the current engine setup staying stock for a while
Exhaust camshaft timing adjustments and slight vvti intake cam adjustment made by my tuner – this dramatically improved mid-range with the turbo by around 40hp – Exhaust cam tuning was 2 degrees of retard from memory
TRD Seibon hood removed and stock hood put back on to try and improve bonnet lift while racing at high speeds – although I still managed to brake another shroud at around 270kph (167mph)
Flex fuel sensor installed, although wiring yet to be setup and tuning to be complete
Tial BOV and other exhaust fabrication work for new turbo
Driveshaft shop single piece drive shaft, B series diff, Solid diff bushings to reduce axle tramp
Powersteering cooler setup in RHD duct
TRD sway bars and new links
New clamps for FMIC, fittings and ducting
Probably a few other things here and there that I’ve forgot about
Next in line will be cleaning up a few things I’m not 100% happy with at the moment such as improving intake temps. I will be installing twin thermo fans due to radiator setup and high speed racing causing shrouds to break – this will require some further intake fabrication work. Would like to create a custom airbox, install a fabricated oil catch can, changing to a new boost solenoid to allow for launch control/boost by gear and fix up some wiring.
New GTX4088R turbo got installed, managed to tap out a boost fitting and have a local shop do some fabrication work
The Titan 272 VVTi Camshafts, GSC Valve stems, GSC beehive springs and titanium retainers getting installed, I will be putting lots more pictures up and explaining this process in the near future
It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything on the site. Late last year was a very busy period in my personal life with some very large goals I’d set myself to be complete and I simply did not have time to spend on the website or any further content. I’d always rather post quality information on this site rather than quantity.
I will do my best to respond to all of the comments and questions over the next week or so and will be posting up some new content shortly.
The 2nd version of the Toyota FT-1 concept car was released by Calty Design Center earlier in the week. It seems the only differences here is the Graphite exterior colour and re-done saddle leather interior. I’m bias as I love Grey, but damn it looks good!
I can only hope that they don’t change it too much, name it a Supra and release it into production within the next few years, come on Toyota!
Hopefully the partnership with BMW brings an I6 back, along with other chassis improvements but I’m hoping it’s not a hybrid 4cyl like some autosites have reported – only time will tell.