Top Secret’s 943PS Toyota Supra V12 Is Looking For A New Home

If you grew up watching ‘Smokey’ Nagata doing all sorts of silly stuff on the road, then you’ll probably recognize this specific Supra; that’s right, this is his personal gold ‘Top Secret’ Toyota Supra powered by a twin-turbo V12.

The man behind the famous tuning shop replaced the original’s 2JZ engine with a V12 from the Toyota Century before going crazy on the mods. After adding twin turbos and nitrous oxide, the V12 Supra puts out a claimed 943PS.

Nagata’s exploits include shipping the car to the UK, where he hit a claimed 197mph (316km/h) on a public highway at night and in the rain, as well as taking it to Nardo in Italy in 2008 for a proper top speed run, with the result being a rather impressive 222.4mph (357.6 km/h).

This Toyota Supra is also wearing a full wide bodykit from Top Secret that makes it 100mm wider than the stock Supra and is supposed to reduce drag at high speeds.

The chance for buying a car with such a history record is without a doubt a rare one and probably will attract the interest from all around the globe when it crosses the auction block on January 12 at the Tokyo Auto Salon.

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  • Honda NSX-R

    This car is insane.

  • thunder bolt

    Lexus LC500 would be an embarrassment parking next to this Supra, and I only mean style wise.

  • I actually love the history of it. I remember watching Option video that document their Nardo run… Even that I had no idea what they were talking about.

    And FYI Top Secret cars were all painted white in the beginning. And when Smokey Nagata decide that the car has enough
    reputation such as doing run, magazine covers and etc. The car will be painted Gold. So when you have Gold Top Secret car, you know the car is special…

    Also look at other cars that will be offered in this first Japanese Auction house. Beside previous low mileage R34 we got Spoon NSX and Super Taikyu S2000, JUN Auto 260mph bonneville 300ZX, 2 Nissan sanction restored Datsun 240Z, and Pantera Group 4 cars… Just wow.

  • Kaisuke971

    Legendary tuner car, i wonder why Smokey is selling it though

    • It could be he needed space or money to fund next project… This car hasn’t run for ages or he simply had run out of tuning to do.

      I suspect the Auction House manage to convince a lot of tuner to auction their car. We got Spoon and JUN Auto so far. Watch this space for BH Auction.

  • Kyle Newberry

    I can really see the FT-1 in this

  • Bash

    You don’t really need to have a brain to Love this.

  • LWOAP
  • David Spaans

    This car is insane.

  • Shane

    I love Top Secret and Smokey. I remember having to actually download all his stuff to my computer, still have all that stuff of my windows 95 or 98 haha.

  • Randy Terpstra

    Lots of history in this car. What the article doesn’t mention, is that between the factory 2JZ and the 1GZ, was the RB26DETT. Yes, that RB26DETT. It’s what powered the Supra during it’s infamous A1 run, back in 1999.

    • Care to share the stories mate? I thought the A1 run is using GT-R and not the Supra… But I think someone mentioned the Max Power article also shows this particular Supra.

      • Randy Terpstra

        From one of the DVDs, back in the day. Here they’re testing the car, in Japan. When they pop the hood, clearly it’s an RB26DETT. I’ll poke around for more :D. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgd4uSOw_TY

      • Randy Terpstra

        And here’s the same RB26DETT powered Supra, in the UK, for it’s infamous run. 😀 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-Vcx3zRE-0

      • Randy Terpstra

        I’ve tried posting a couple of YouTube links, but for some reason the mods here wont let them come through.

        Type this into YouTube title block “Smokey Nagata hitting 197mph on uk public roads”, for the actual UK run.

        Type in “TOP SPEED TESTING AGAIN , TONIGHT, CHAPTER 3”, showing the car being tested in Japan before the UK trip (same car, same license plates, etc). When the hood is popped, you’ll clearly see the RB26DETT.

        • Thanks for amazing video, and yes the mods here had to pre approved links before posting it.

          It’s interesting I thought that he went busted driving GT-R and not Supra… Or is he doing another illegal run in GT-R.

          And yes I think the 0-300 car appear in Forza Motorsport, What a crazy times indeed for Japanese tuners.

          • Randy Terpstra

            Perhaps Nagata has taken one of the GT-R on illegal runs (surely on the ‘Wangan’, which BTW is very active over the weekends and you can actually see and hear them blast by, on a live Tokyo feed), but certainly this Supra is the most -uhmmm- infamous.

            Here’s the YouTube link, which features part of the Bayshore (Wangan) Route of the Shuto Expressway. Keep in mind, the time difference from your location and that it’s (usually) on the weekends when these guys are busy. It was surprising busy over the past couple of nights, considering it’s mid-December.

            Copy and paste into YouTube title block: Tokyo Live Camera ch2 東京 ライブカメラ 首都高 飛行機 夜景

          • Nah I remember it was on UK.. I could be wrong tho.. all I remember is it was covered on Max Power.

            I thought Wangan runs is rare these days… Far cry from the heydays in the 90s. And currently it’s morning in Japan so maybe I’ll check it out on what you suggesting.

            Do you live in Japan mate? Or just into the tuning scene a lot because you seems to know a lot about it and again thanks for sharing to us here.

          • Randy Terpstra

            I’m Canadian, but I’ve been around the block :D.

            I love the import car scene and actually import cars from Japan into Canada, though perhaps not what you’d think. Although the Skylines, Supras, etc., are hot commodities here, I bring in LHD German luxury cars. RHD is legal here in Canada, though getting more difficult to insure and they have no resale value. A rust-free, low mileage Benz CL600 on the other hand….:).

            And no worries about sharing. Venues such as this, are great places for enthusiasts…as long as folks respect each other :).

            BTW: I work a lot from home and I need a relaxing environment to work in. Nothing like slipping on the head-phones on a Tokyo Saturday night. 😀 Hope you enjoy that link!

          • Ah so you running an import company from Japan? Do you need to be able to speak Japanese or you rely on business partner there? I’m fascinated with their car culture, I collect some Japanese magazines even thought I can’t read it!

            And yes what people don’t realized is that Japanese hold some of the rare European gems, I mean where do people think Lancia Integrales in UK comes from? Many from Japan! And I think I read about someone having an uber rare W124 AMG from Japan, with black wheels and etc.

            And talk about rust. Do Canada use ice salt on the road during winter? I know that Japanese import must be given rust proofing while they are in UK. Simply because Japanese road don’t have salt on it.

            And totally agree, there are real enthusiast here and there are also trolls. I respect everyone opinion and admit mistake when I made one (Which is a lot!).

          • Randy Terpstra

            No not running a company, I just do it as a hobby. Though there is interest in what I bring in and folks have bought privately, from me. I too love the culture (including a collection of various Japanese language car magazines 😀 ) and there is an interest in the RHD Japanese cars here. But my practical Dutch heritage kicks in, when I see that particular LHD Euros are also available in Japan, that they are bargain, very easy to insure here (RHD becoming difficult to insure) and that folks who are interested in them, actually have money 😀 .

            And rust…especially here in Ontario, because of the amounts of snow and variable temps. In the Canadian prairies, much less rust, due to less snow and minimal salt on the roads…usually too cold (below – 18C ) for the salt to melt the ice. Eastern Canada has to be one of the worst areas in the world for rust. Our weather and the expense of bringing cars over, means that practically any import brought into eastern Canada is a non-daily driver. Now, Vancouver BC…a completely different story!

          • That’s really an amazing story, I do have some Nostalgic Hero magazine myself, although I can’t really read it :P.

            That’s interesting insight about insurance, I thought Canadian law are more relax than US law for example. But I can imagine the hassle of insuring RHD cars where you drive on the right side!.

          • My comment need approved from Carscoops. I think because I put words t***l. This is the edited version of it.

            Ah so you running an import company from Japan? Do you need to be able to speak Japanese or you rely on business partner there? I’m fascinated with their car culture, I collect some Japanese magazines even thought I can’t read it!

            And yes what people don’t realized is that Japanese hold some of the rare European gems, I mean where do people think Lancia Integrales in UK comes from? Many comes from Japan! And I hink I read about someone having an uber rare W124 AMG from Japan, with black wheels and etc.

            And talk about rust. Do Canada use ice salt on the road during winter? I know that Japanese import must be given rust proofing while they are in UK. Simply because Japanese road don’t have salt on it.And totally agree, there are real enthusiast and I tried to respect everyone opinion and admit mistake when I made one (Which is a lot!)

          • Ah so you running an import company from Japan? Do you need to be
            able to speak Japanese or you rely on business partner there? I’m
            fascinated with their car culture, I collect some Japanese magazines
            even thought I can’t read it!

            And yes what people don’t realized
            is that Japanese hold some of the rare European gems, I mean where do
            people think Lancia Integrales in UK comes from? Many from Japan! And I
            think I read about someone having an uber rare W124 AMG from Japan, with
            black wheels and etc.

            And talk about rust. Do Canada use ice salt
            on the road during winter? I know that Japanese import must be given
            rust proofing while they are in UK. Simply because Japanese road don’t
            have salt on it.And totally agree, there are real enthusiast here

            I respect everyone opinion and admit mistake
            when I made one (Which is a lot!)

            Somehow didn’t get shown the comment.

  • YUGE

    Bring back the YUGO.

  • Justin Su

    All I want for Christmas

  • Infinite1

    Iconic car

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