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Top Secret Toyota Supra on the Nürburgring

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Misha Charoudin has uploaded his latest Nürburgring passenger ride along in the Top Secret Toyota Supra.

Owner Jörgen takes Misha around for a lap at the ring in some fairly challenging wet conditions for the 2JZ JDM legend. Obviously the owner is very keen to preserve and enjoy the experience, so don’t expect a full send lap this time around!

This isn’t the legendary Top Secret V12 Twin Turbo Toyota Supra that Smokey Nagata built to attempt the 400kph+ run back in the late 90’s (He managed 358kph at Nardo). The V12 car is now owned by the guys at Trap Team in the USA and footage of this car is available from TRC on YouTube.

If you do have any details about the remaining Top Secret Supra’s (RB26 or GT300 cars) then either please get in touch here in the comments or with Misha Charoudin on his YouTube channel or Instagram so the owners can try and organise a meet up.

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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!

BMW E30 2JZ

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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Toyota Supra NA-TT Conversion – Final Thoughts – Part 6

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Summary                                        Part 1  

Removal of stock parts         Part 2  

Wiring                                              Part 3  

Aristo engine differences    Part 4    

Installation                                    Part 5   

Final thoughts                             Part 6   – You are here

Well I figured this final thoughts page can be used for me to come back to and update if required and also be used to add any further information that may fall outside the scope of the conversion directly.

Dyno figures

I went from a 2JZGE NA with K&N panel filter with 2.5 inch custom exhaust at 135rwkw (181rwhp) to a 2JZGTE TT with HKS intake, 2.75” exhaust/3” dump pipe/stock mid pipe and cat, 3 row FMIC and electronic boost controller at 16psi for 261rwkw (350rwhp) which is almost double the power and relatively low boost, this was daily driven without any issues.

NA dyno135.3kwopt

TT dyno260.8kw

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Toyota Supra NA-TT Conversion – Installation – Part 5

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Summary                                        Part 1  

Removal of stock parts         Part 2  

Wiring                                              Part 3  

Aristo engine differences    Part 4    

Installation                                    Part 5   – You are here

Final thoughts                             Part 6

So at this stage most of the tedious hard work of any custom wiring is complete and the process of upgrading engine and drive line components should be done at this stage before the engine is installed, which really is just about the last part.

There is so much work that does go into this stage though, especially with the Aristo engine differences, so I’ve added that to Part 4 here – http://www.2jzgarage.com/2016/02/toyota-supra-na-tt-conversion-aristo-engine-differences-part-4. This is where you can find out more info about swapping over parts from the Aristo engine, I suggest that you read this as it also shows some other components that you need to install such as sensors and engine mounts.

I was a little light on with pictures near the end the end of this project as the finishing touches went on as it became very exciting and I just wanted to drive the bloody thing! So apologies in advance for some lack of information and pictures at this stage, but I think those parts are fairly self-explanatory.

Below are some of the new parts I’ve listed as recommend and optional. I do recommend changing as much as you can while the engine is out, this list was the basic one I was willing to change on my 70,000km (43,00mile) Aristo engine and within the budget I had at the time. If I had a larger budget then I would’ve done as much as possible at this stage – please, please, please do the timing belt as a bare minimum!

Recommended parts;

• Timing belt (I prefer aftermarket Kevlar items)
• Cam, crank, rear main seals
• OEM Fuel filter
• OEM Water pump, gasket and seals
• OEM/TRD Thermostat and seals
• OEM TT P/S reservoir
• Supra VVTi throttle cable
• SMIC or FMIC and piping
• Clutch and flywheel
• TT Exhaust system
• TT Radiator and hoses
• TT Air intake

Optional;

• Timing belt tensioner
• Timing belt tensioner pulley/bearing (aftermarket billet bracket if possible)
• Harmonic balancer
• Aftermarket cam gears
• Engine gasket kit
• Aftermarket clutch and flywheel
• TT clutch master cylinder heat shroud
• TT electric radiator fan
• Aftermarket FMIC and piping
• Aftermarket radiator
• Aftermarket air intake
• Any engine, turbo or intake plenum upgrades!

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