A tuning company out of California has announced that it will soon offer 2JZ engine swap packages for the fifth-generation Toyota Supra.
Prior to the launch of the 2020 Supra, Toyota itself said that its engine bay can fit the iconic 3.0-liter 2JZ of the previous-generation car. While we’re unsure of how much demand there will be for 2JZ-swapped A90 Supras, CX Racing has developed everything you need to make it happen.
A single teaser of the package has been published and it only happens to be a rendering since deliveries of the new Supra haven’t even commenced yet. Nevertheless, the image does show the twin-turbo 2JZ fitting snugly into the engine bay. CX Racing hasn’t said what supporting modifications will be included in the engine swap package.
The 2JZ, which in JDM twin-turbo form was rated at 276hp / 280PSm, and in North American and Euro-specification at up to 325hp / 330PS, is rightfully considered one of the best performance engines ever produced. It has long been a favorite for tuners around the world thanks to its immense strength and the power that can be extracted from it.
However, the engine is almost 30 years old and buying a new Supra just to replace its BMW-sourced B58 inline-six that has 335hp /340PS in factory form with a 2JZ seems quite daft.
It’s no secret that many diehard Supra fans were disappointed to hear about the new sports car using a BMW engine, claiming that it’s no longer a ‘real Supra.’ However, anyone with even the slightest knowledge of BMWs should know that it has a long and rich history of building perhaps the best straight-sixes known to man. The B58 also happens to be very strong and as Supra fans will soon discover, can be easily modified.