2JZ-Swapped, 800 HP Supra A90 Drift Car Ready, Embarks On First Tire-Shredding Session

The world’s first 2JZ-swapped Toyota Supra A90 is ready for some serious drifting, as Daigo Saito’s new competition car has been completed.

Thanks to a new video from Saito’s sponsor Monster Energy we get to learn new things about the spectacular drift car and see it in action burning lots of rubber while going sideways.

As you can imagine, the 2JZ-GTE 3.0-liter twin-turbo straight-six sourced from the previous-generation Supra A80 has undergone significant changes. The displacement has gone up to 3.4 liters courtesy of an HKS 3.4L kit and a massive HKS GTIII-4R turbocharger replaced the stock twin turbos.

Also watch: Fernando Alonso Samples New Toyota Supra, Walks Away Impressed

As a result, the 2JZ-GTE has been boosted to 800 horsepower and a peak torque of 883 Nm (651 lb-ft). That’s 465 horses and 286 lb-ft (387 Nm) more than what the stock Supra A90’s BMW-sourced B58 six delivers. Saito also wanted the engine to feature a wastegate dump for the turbocharger that pierces through the hood just in front of the driver.

Amazingly, it took Saito’s team only 42 days to build the Supra drift car despite the massive changes involved. Mind you, it wasn’t just engine work; the competition vehicle also features a custom drift suspension, wider tracks and wider wheels, stripped-out interior with roll cage and all the necessary safety features, a widebody kit, aerodynamic modifications and much more.

Interestingly, Saito’s project seems to have been supported by Toyota Gazoo Racing and we’re not saying that just because the car features Gazoo decals. At the beginning of the video, you’ll see that he received a camouflaged Supra A90 donor car, which means work on the drift car project quite likely started before the official launch of the fifth-gen Supra.

 

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  • Bo Hanan

    99% of new owners will not have the time and money. If Toyota had done it (the new Supra) right- a highly modified version of said car wouldn’t be needed. I mean seriously- the MK4 Supra could produce 1000HP in a blink without all the body work and could still be driven to/from the track. Kudos to HKS for helping show how far from glory the new Supra is- and what it should have been.

    • Tumbi Mtika

      It’s a DRIFT CAR. They’ve done this with the Corolla.

      My goodness, are you dense?

  • FlameWater

    Wow you’re telling me if I drop a 1998 boosted engine in my car it will perform like a 1998 boosted engine?!?!!

  • Eagle By Singer

    If it wasn’t bad enough

  • Zandit75

    I can do without all the drift gear, but that wide body kit looks sweet!!

  • Mike anonymous

    “This current generation Supra is garbage and will never live up to the previous gener…”

    *Sees 2JZ-Swapped, 800 HP Supra A90

    “….”
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    (In all seriousness I do not think this generation will EVER replace the previous generation (or even generations) of the ‘legendary’ Supra nameplate, but it (the A90) may very well become special in its’ own right…. With time I suppose.).

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