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World First 8 Second A90 GR Toyota Supra 1/4 mile

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It was only a matter of time before someone claimed the world first 8 second A90 GR Toyota Supra 1/4 mile.

No surprises that it was Titan Motorsports who are based over in Orlando Florida USA that claimed the record for their new A90 GR Toyota Supra which they’ve been developing for 14 months,

In conjunction with the BMW sourced B58, the modifications included a Pure 800 turbo kit, an upgraded downpipe, ethanol E85 fuel system and stronger drive shaft axles, nitrous along with a tune. The Supra is putting out 861hp (642kw) of power and 773ft/lb (1048Nm) of torque.

After a shakedown run the GR Supra’s very first eight-second pass was an 8.941 at 154mph (248pkh). Then later on the record was broken again with an 8.930 at 152mph (245kph) pass. The best trap speed for all of the runs was 155mph (249kph).

A big congratulations to the team over at Titan Motorsports.

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Driving with a GoPro inside a Toyota Supra intake manifold

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Matt from the Warped Perception YouTube channel has uploaded a video where he has rigged up a GoPro inside a Toyota Supra intake manifold and taken his car for a drive.

I thought it was a pretty cool video and demonstration of what was occurring inside the manifold while he was driving around and also giving it a few hits on full throttle under boost in the Supra.

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1305 HP 2JZ Powered BMW E30 M3 7:26 BTG Nurburgring Lap

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Watch as this 1305 HP 2JZ Powered BMW E30 M3 smashes out a 7:26 BTG Nurburgring lap by driver Vidar Jødahl.

Not your typical E30 M3 owner who tend to be a purist and keep these vehicles in original condition, this 2JZ Powered BMW E30 is modified for driving hard for various events.

Vidar Jødahl’s E30 BMW M3 is powered by a 2JZGTE with 1305 HP, 1163 LB-FT of torque using a Garrett GTX4294R turbocharger with 43 psi of boost.

The power is via a Sellholm MPG sequential transmission and E34 sourced BMW M5 rear differential. Adjustable coilover suspension is is by Sellholm and the brakes are 6 piston front and E46 M3 rear brakes.

I particularly like the race focused stack dash setup!

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Speedhunters did a special feature a few years ago where you can find some more info on the build and specifications.

Great work by the Buldre Racingteam and Vidar Jødahl over in Germany who have created this monster, be sure to check them out as they have some other great content and builds.

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EKanoo Pro Import GT86 2JZ US 1/4 Record

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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.

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All Japanese Car Show – 2015

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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 🙂

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