With the chassis and interior done, it was onto the exterior, where Blitz helped quite a bit. Thanks to the full Aero Speed body kit, the Supra was transformed into the mean machine you see here. The factory bumper was replaced with the Blitz unit featuring a very aggressive design. Hard to miss is the huge air dam and side intakes as well as the angular corner splitters, which arch up to create very chiseled contours. The headlights joined the bumper in the bin. In their place some covers were made up, providing a simple and lightweight solution. Even the front fenders were replaced with light FRP items, helping give a more defined stance to the front end thanks to their slightly wider dimensions. The hood is extremely thin and light, allowing for maximum weight reduction. It's bolted in place with pop-up aluminium clips normally seen on F1 cars. The Blitz conversion continues with the side skirts, which create a large intake as they meet the rear fenders. Joining these are lightweight FRP doors and acrylic windows, all helping shave off precious weight.
At the rear is where things go a little crazy, and you'd expect them to, being a full-on drag machine. The Blitz rear bumper features a very evident diffuser line on the lower section of the bumper, helping with airflow as the car gets closer to the quarter-mile mark. The whole JZA80 hatch was rebuilt in FRP while the rear window was eliminated in favor of a dry-carbon cover. A massive low-set spoiler helps keep the car planted at the rear for maximum traction, while a Simpson parachute was fitted to help bring the car to a halt. In its current show appearance a set of 18-inch Blitz BRW Profile 08 wheels have been fitted and wrapped with Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 tires. Once the Supra hits the strip it will run smaller wheels and drag radials.
With all this taken care of, the engine was next. The actual 2JZ-GTE, which will be run in competition, is far from complete as Scorch Racing is still considering various setups. Everything else is in place, it's just the engine itself that needs to be swapped out for the final unit. Initial target times are in the low 9-second bracket and with such a high goal the stroked engine (they're experimenting with 3.8L stroker kits) is in a need for serious power. That's why you'll find two Blitz Triple K K5-700R turbochargers sitting on the custom manifold. They're bigger than the unit used on the '07 D1-GP Blitz Skyline of Ken Nomura, which produces over 600 ps by itself. To get these monsters to spool up the engine will need to take some serious rpm, as well as take the high boost levels a setup like this requires. Boost will be controlled with a pair of external wastegates and the Blitz boost controller.
To help cool things down, custom piping connects the turbine outlets to the charge cooler built around a Blitz Type-C intercooler core. From there, the intake charge is taken to the intake manifold, dosed by a large diameter mechanical throttle. Before the throttle the nitrous oxide fogger has been positioned, which will help the engine get up to speed and spool up at lower rpm. Once the K5s start spinning up the nitrous will be cut. JUN Auto will supply a lot of the headgear like the cam pulleys, camshafts, and various valvetrain components.
Fuelling will consist of twin external pumps sending the fuel to the 1,000cc/min injectors. Once the engine has passed the first set of tests a secondary fuel rail will be added to provide the much needed fuel to get to the 1,500ps mark. The Ogura Racing quad-plate clutch will have the job of channeling all that power to the Jerico air-shift transmission and then on to the rear wheels. Sachs has been called in to provide the best possible suspension setup so SP-7 adjustable dampers were fitted. Helping drop speed after the run are the Wilwood four-pot front calipers, which bite down on curiously shaped rotors. The rear brakes will remain standard while the Simpson parachute will help things along after the finish line is crossed.