Unique to this Supra is the DB methanol/water fuel injection system. This DB kit injects methanol once boost pressure rises above 14 psi and allows the driver to run up to 28 psi on pump gas. (Yeah, that's what I'm talking about. With the price of fuel these days race gas is just too rich for my blood.) Aiding the DB kit is a Sound Performance fuel system with 720cc injectors, twin in-tank pumps, Aeromotive fuel pressure regulator and -10 fuel feed lines. All of this equates to 600-plus rwhp through the built automatic transmission. Sure, four-digit dyno numbers from a Supra are fairly common, but even 500-hp Supras will make your adrenaline run thick.
The tranny comes to this Supra all the way from Import Trans in Wayne, N.J. A house-special torque converter with a 4000 rpm stall was installed. Ensuring the transmission runs consistently on the drag strip and in the Waikiki heat Cedric installed a B&M transmission cooler.
Cedric, ever the handyman, set up his own suspension with HKS Drag coil-overs at the front and rear. Halting the thrust are TRD brake calipers and Brembo drilled and slotted rotors. Goodridge was the brand of choice for the stainless steel brake lines. Pumping through these veins is Motul 600 brake fluid.
Equally impressive as the chrome paint are the D5R Racing 19-inch wheels staggered 9.5 wide in the front and 10.5 in the rear. These puppies have the bragging rights of being the first 19-inch D5R wheels in the United States. Eurosport of Honolulu mounted and balanced the AVS Sport 235/35/19, front, and 275/30/19, rear, tires. When dragging the quarter mile Cedric uses BFG Drag radials out back and regular street tires up front.
Since this track titan is often barreling down the quarter mile at breakneck speeds safety is paramount. A six-point chromoly roll cage installed by Exhaust Systems of Kailua, Hawaii provides rigidity as well as passenger safety.
Let's get to the paint job already. It is hard to miss an all chromed-out Supra blazing around the island of Oahu. It is undoubtedly the original paint job and stunning body kit that contributed to the Supra's win for 1st place Toyota at Import Showoff Honolulu. Cedric started with the body kit when first modifying this vehicle. He had GX Auto of Honolulu install the Do-Luck front end, Trail side skirts and rear end, as well as an Explosion rear wing. The rear wing is a first of its kind in the United States. All parts were molded to the body and the VeilSide over fenders were cut and custom-molded to the body as well.
Once the body lines were set the paint scheme Cedric envisioned could take place. GX Auto completed this paint job in two separate stages. The first stage consisted of five coats of Dupont Super Black and five coats of clear. After wet-sanding and buffing it they layered Mirra Chrome on top.
This Supra took home Import Showoff Honolulu Best of Show Interior with help from the Sparco Milano suede race seats, suede and leather steering wheel, carbon fiber door panels with custom suede door handles and carbon fiber dash by Kings Upholstery in Honolulu.