Proper fuel delivery is essential to attain high horsepower, and Manny made sure his baby was well fed. An Essex 1,000-hp external fuel pump and regulator keeps the fuel rail primed at all times for the six GReddy 660cc injectors. Ensuring proper air/fuel mixtures, an A'PEXi S-AFC and HKS VPC tweak the fuel tuning for an optimum ratio. The engine combo was good for 524 hp and 493 lb-ft of torque to the wheels on SPI's dyno.
With the car now running like a champ, Manny wanted to make sure the Supra looked the part. Instead of going with one body kit manufacturer, Manny picked and chose items from different manufacturers to attain the look he was after.
The front lip and rear skirts are from Bomex while the side skirts are from Kaminari. Once installed, his local body shop sprayed on several layers of brilliant Aztec red lacquer.
Tein HA coil-overs were installed and then corner balanced for precise handling and to make sure the car stays on all fours. Further suspension tweaks include TRD nylon bushings and Cusco front and GReddy rear strut bars. Brake upgrades include a set of 13-inch Porterfield front rotors with Wilwood four-pot binders to quickly bring the Supra to a halt.
From the Sparco Torino driver's seat there are more gizmos to look at than a dash of a commercial airliner. A Lo-Tek A-pillar pod houses three Dfi gauges while two more are mounted above the Kenwood head unit. The five gauges monitor all the engine vitals from boost to EGT.
Besides going fast, Manny loves to bump the tunes. The Supra is equipped with two Alpine V12 amps powering a collage of Eclipse, Rockford Fosgate and Alpine speakers.
The car's beauty is obvious and Manny has collected several trophies, including SPI dyno challenge in his class and Toronto Supra Club's Best of Show in 2004. Although it has been a bumpy ride since purchasing the car Manny hopes it will be smooth sailing from here on out. We'll just wait and see.