Fitting snugly behind the Bridgestone S-02 Potenza radial wrapped 18-inch Manaray MS-6 for
While running the stock upgraded turbochargers, Henderson had Advanced Automotive of Redlands, Calif. remove the head and intake manifold, sending both to ExtrudeHone to help increase the flow to and from the combustion chambers. Advanced Automotive then performed a multi-angle valve job and resurfaced the head to ensure a tight seal. Although the bottom-end can easily take the abuse of 650-plus wheel hp, SP took no chances and replaced the factory slugs with .020 over 8.5:1 compression JE forged units with Total Seal rings. Sandwiching the head and block together is a set of ARP head studs, while an HKS 1.6mm stopper metal head gasket is in charge of containing boost. Sitting on top is a pair of 264 HKS bumpsticks with JUN adjustable cam gears to fine-tune valvetrain events.
Don't be fooled by the stock-looking interior, once the hammer drops, 650 stampeding horse
Alex, Jeff and Jason Reinholdt, SP's chief engineer, had their hands full, as they were also responsible for figuring out the engine management system for the 2JZ. Since drivability was a main concern, SP decided to work around the factory ECU and added piggyback electronics to fuel the Toyota at higher boost levels. The factory ECU received some massaging from Shawn Wang of SP, while an HKS VPC was chosen to replace of the restrictive factory airflow meter. Along with replacing the factory airflow meter with the VPC unit, the VPC also converts the metering system to speed density for easier tune-ability. To support 650-plus hp, a set of new 720cc HKS injectors and billet high-flow fuel rail replaced the factory pieces. Controlling the six additional RC Engineering 310cc injectors is a GReddy Rebic III and Simulator. The beauty of the Rebic III and Simulator is that the system is not activated under light loads, so drivability is not affected, but once the hammer is dropped, the injectors come into full swing for maximum horsepower. To keep up with the demand of the 12 injectors, two Supra turbo pumps were called upon to supply the necessary fuel needed to maintain proper air/fuel ratios. An HKS Twin Power Ignition amplifier was added to ensure the highly compressed mixture gets ignited in the combustion chamber.
Monitoring of engine vitals has been left to GReddy electronics while the glove compartmen
With more than 650 hp on tap at the pedal, transferring thrust to the extra-sticky Bridgestone S-02 285 rubbers out back is not an easy task. A triple-disc OS Giken clutch was called upon for the job. Unlike most clutches which only use one disc, the OS Giken unit utilizes three discs for neck-snapping shifts. Although this might not be the most ideal clutch for the street, it was the only one Kenneth trusted to accomplish the job. Connected to the output shaft of the transmission is a carbon fiber Advanced Composite Products and Technology (ACPT) driveshaft. The carbon fiber driveshaft reduces the weight of the rotating mass without affecting the strength of the driveline.
The interior of the Supra projects a stealthy look. Don't let the understated looks fool y
As we mentioned earlier, from the outside, the Supra means business. Located at each of the four corners are 14-inch Brembo rotors and four piston calipers from Cooltech/AEM, which easily stop the Toyota from triple-digit speeds in a matter of seconds. Providing the lowered stance are Eibach Sport lowering springs paired with Bilstein shocks. A Cusco front upper strut bearing plate (pillow-ball) also enhances the accuracy of the suspension geometry, facilitating increased turn-in and helps anchor the front-end. A GAB strut tower brace up front and Cusco carbon fiber strut tower brace out back further tighten up the already-rigid Supra chassis. No super car would be complete without wheels; Kenneth opted to go with 18-inch Manaray MS-6 forged aluminum wrapped with Bridgestone S-02 Potenza Pole Position rubber providing the footprint.
Kenneth has waited nearly two years to complete his ultimate daily driver and, from talking to him, he believes it was time well spent. How many people can say they own a 650-wheel-hp daily driver? He speaks quite highly of the vehicle and you can clearly see why. Wouldn't you be proud if this was your daily driver?