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   Toyota Supra Spied Up Close Revealing More Details

Spy photographers have managed to get up close and personal with the new Toyota Supra.
Source: AutoGuide.com/Supraforums.com

By Jason Siu


Toyota Supra Spied Up Close Revealing More Details
By Jason Siu

Spy photographers have managed to get up close and personal with the new Toyota Supra.

Unfortunately the Supra is still wearing plenty of camouflage, but this time we get detailed photos of the tail lights that slightly resemble the previous Supra’s units with round housings. It’s still hard to pick out details on the upcoming sports car, but we will finally get the full picture when it bows at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show this October.
Riding on a platform that’s the result of a collaboration between BMW and Toyota, the new Supra will only be offered as a coupe while the BMW Z5 will be a convertible.
SEE ALSO: Watch the 2019 Toyota Supra Drifting in the Snow

It’s still unclear what powertrain Toyota will use on its Supra, but it’s possible the Japanese automaker will turn to BMW’s turbocharged engines. If not, expect to see a turbocharged V6 from Toyota that may be further boosted with electrification.

What It Takes – Formula D Pro 2

Source: Super Street Online

What It Takes – Formula D Pro 2

An inside look at FD’s farm league via the experience of Dan Burkett as he pursued promotion to the pros in his Mk4 Supra
Feb 7, 2017

“Understand the opportunity.” Formula DRIFT (FD) co-founder and Vice President Ryan Sage spoke these words to the collected hot shoes and team members during the final drivers meeting ahead of tandem eliminations at Round 4 of FD’s 2016 Pro 2 championship. The message was a simple but direct one: grasp the totality of where you are and where you’re headed.

Pro 2 began in 2014 as a bridge into the big leagues – a.k.a. the FD Pro Championship – for pro-am drivers and teams. Currently the feeder series has fewer rounds in a given year than Pro, and the talent in Pro 2 can seem uneven at times (the learning curve is steep), but pound for pound Pro and Pro 2 are very similar beasts. Agreeing to compete in Pro 2 means having an actual racing “program,” one you can pack up and transport to different parts of the continental United States for days at a time. It means having your car in order and being prepared for most eventualities. It means dealing with sponsors, other teams, the sanctioning body, and fans like a mature adult. And most of all, it means figuring out a way to pay for everything.

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Ten Cars That Could Skyrocket in Value in 2017

According to Hagerty, these cars should make a nice investment.

BY CHRIS PERKINS DEC 28, 2016

Source ROAD & TRACK

ADV.1 Wheels’ 1978 Datsun 280Z Has An 800 HP 2JZ

via Engine Swap Depot


ADV.1 Wheels recently unveiled their Project 2ADZ.1 at Festivals of Speed in Miami. The project involved taking a 1978 Datsun 280Z with a 3.4 L 2JZ-GTE and turning it from a quarter-mile monster into a street monster.


The swap was originally preformed by JDV323 (Youtube channel name) and using a C4 automatic transmission with the boost at maximum ran a 8.8 sec @ 162 mph (video embedded below). The engine can produce upwards of 1,000+ horsepower but has been de-tuned to 800 horsepower and 580 lb-ft of torque for street use.


The engine’s displacement was increased by the previous owner to 3.4 L on a balanced and blueprinted block. The engine build included Carrillo pistons, Brian Crower rods and cams, port and polished head, and a Garrett GT42GTX turbocharger.


The transmission was switched from a C4 automatic transmission used for drag racing to a Supra Getrag six-speed manual transmission with a HKS twin disk clutch.

ADV.1 includes more stats of the build including a very large gallery with 168 photos of the car before and after the transformation.

Source: ADV.1 Wheels (large photo gallery) via Carscoops

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Fast & Furious 8 Goes to Cuba to Film Badass Old-School American Iron

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Fast & Furious 8 Goes to Cuba to Film Badass Old-School American IronClassic Cuban cars star in this behind-the-scenes teaser from the upcoming Fast & Furious 8


BY COLLIN WOODARD

MAY 9, 2016

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If you had told us back in 2001 that there would be a total of 10 Fast & Furious movies, there’s no way we would have believed you. But here we are in 2016, and the eighth F&F film is already shooting. And this time, the action takes the Furious family to the streets of Cuba.
Like all the previous F&F films, Number 8….. 

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Jalopnik: Four Super Cheap Alternatives To The Crazy Expensive MKIV Toyota Supra

“Drift in the City:” Another Incredible Supra Video out of Russia

Another incredible video from @kabargin.drift out of Russia.

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First time in Russia, St. Petersburg, professional drift driver Sergey Kabargin shows amazing drift in the city.

Insane Corvette Z06 vs Supra Snow Battle

via 1320 Video

Two car you’d likely not find racing through snow! They’re going surprisingly fast in that snow, and completely SIDEWAYS!

or click: Insane Corvette Z06 vs Supra Snow Battle

 

Is It Possible to Import a JDM MKIV Toyota Supra Turbo to the US?

  
via importavehicle.com

by Sean Morris

I just received this email question – “I was wondering if importing an JDM Mk4 Toyota Supra turbo would be possible to the US.”

The first thing I assume when someone says import, viagra is that they want to legally import and be able to drive a car. Anything can be temporarily imported, but has to be exported within a certain amount of time. 

So, the first place to look, is on the NHTSA list of approved vehicles. http://www.nhtsa.gov/cars/rules/import/elig101012c.pdf . Looking though that PDF, no the Toyota Supra is not on the list. Of particular importance for something like a JDM Toyota Supra, is that the vehicle is right hand drive(RHD).

All eligibility numbers are for left-hand drive motor vehicles except where the initials “RHD,” signifying right-hand drive, appear in the model type column. While there is no specific restriction on importing a right-hand drive vehicle, these may not be imported under eligibility decisions based on the existence of substantially similar U.S.-certified left-hand drive vehicles. Our experience has shown that the safety performance of right-hand drive vehicles is not necessarily the same as that of apparently similar left-hand drive vehicles offered for sale in this country. However, we will consider the vehicles “substantially similar” if the manufacturer advises us that the right-hand drive vehicle would perform the same as the U.S.-certified left-hand drive vehicle in dynamic crash tests. Absent such a showing, the RI would have to demonstrate (through a petition) that the vehicle, when modified, would comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards, including those for which dynamic crash testing is prescribed.

That more or less says that you may need to crash test a right hand drive car. Unless Toyota says the right hand drive car and left hand drive car would preform the same in crash tests, they would want an RI to do their own dynamic testing. Toyota has nothing to win, everything to lose on a statement like this. So its unlikely of them agreeing with the statement. 
Some information on the Toyota Supra from Wikipedia. 

Again using subframe, suspension and drivetrain assemblies from the Z30 Soarer (Lexus SC300/400), test model pre-production started in December 1992 with 20 models,[14] and official mass production began in April 1993.[14] The new Supra was completely redesigned, with rounded body styling and featured two new engines: a naturally aspirated Toyota 2JZ-GE producing 220 hp (164 kW; 223 PS) at 5800 rpm and 210 lb·ft (280 N·m) at 4800 rpm of torque and a twin turbocharged Toyota 2JZ-GTE making 276 hp (206 kW; 280 PS) and 318 lb·ft (431 N·m) of torque for the Japanese version.
1993–1993.5 Mark IV Supra introduced with 2,997 cc (2.997 L; 182.9 cu in) turbo (2JZ-GTE) or non-turbo (2JZ-GE) DOHC engine.

1996 – Turbo only available with automatic transmission owing to OBD2 certification requirements. Targa roof standard on all turbo models.

1997 – Manual transmission available on turbo models. Restyled front bumper and grey (instead of black) taillight surrounds. Restyled headlights, now black on the inside with chrome rings (all chrome previously) and a clearer lens. All 1997 labeled as 15th Anniversary model. New grey dash panels to replace the previous black. Japanese production stopped in September.

1998 – Slight restyling of interior. 3-spoke steering wheel introduced. Slightly updated seat design (headrest is no longer separate) VVT-i on non-turbo models which increased power. Turbos not available in states that require California emissions.

1999 – Export of Mark IV Supra halted in the U.S., production in Japan continues.

2002 – Production of Mark IV Supra halts.
Since the Supra was first mass produced starting in April 1993, it will be over 21 years old and EPA exempt in 2014. Over 25 years old and NHTSA exempt in 2018.

That is the long answer. The short answer is – 

NO.

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