Adding to the interior appeal is the sound system installed by Progressive Auto Sounds of Pearl City, Hawaii. The trunk houses two Boston Pro 6.5 speakers with tweets; two JL WS6 10-inch subs in a custom speaker box; two Xtant 500 watt amps with custom amp rack; a seven-inch passenger side monitor; and finally, a Clarion 7552 DVD monitor deck. The back of the amp assembly has an illuminated custom acrylic rear panel.
What did catch our eye are the provisions in the sub enclosure for two 10-pound polished nitrous bottles. What is scandalous is that someone stole these (empty) bottles while the car was being shipped to the mainland for the Vegas Supra show. Need we say how on fire we'd be if someone made off with our $800 chrome bottles? Hell hath no fury.
While this car was the first Supra to break the 10-second mark in Hawaii as well as reach the 130 mph mark, Cedric plans to improve the record and reach the mid-10s. While 10.92 on the quarter mile is already impressive, we should be fair and point out that the Hawaii Raceway Park track is, uh, let's just say not in ideal condition. Or as Cedric puts it, "one of the worst tracks in the nation." This vehicle may post some better numbers elsewhere.
All in all we liked this car's show/go balance. It looks good and it drives fast. Cedric had this goal in mind and is satisfied with the outcome. We will leave you with his own words because no one can sum it up better than him.
"Why am I so well known [in Hawaii]? There are several Supras on the island. I am known because I do shows, races, and I daily drive the car. The same people that see the car in the car show see the car at the mall or on the highway. Then they see me on Fri[day] or Sat[urday] night tearing things up at the track. Anyone can do a car show. Anyone can hit the drag strip. But rare is the car that can do both and WIN both consistently. When I pull into the track and the car show everyone knows I am the man to beat."
"The fact that the car does so well AND is driven hard everyday is a true testament to the car itself and the uncompromising commitment of the owner. I refuse to lose and I want to be the best at whatever I do. The car has more than fulfilled all my dreams and expectations and still is docile enough for me to drive comfortably on a daily basis." Well said, Cedric. If you are lucky enough to be on vacation in Waikiki and are passed by a speeding silver bullet, you'll know exactly who it is.