How about this for a sleeper. Looks like a stock-ish W124 Benz...
...but it's actually a 720 HP 2JZ-powered drag and drift spec car. The engine is running a 3.2L stroker kit mated to a T78-33D turbine. Hard not to like something so crazy.
GX70 Mark II wagon on BBS LMs. I think I will have to dedicate a little spotlight on this particular car as there were so many cool details that made it so impossibly special like a 1JZ swap under the hood and some unfinished extended rear wheel arches.
Yesterday was a very long day. After flying into Norway from Tokyo it was straight to Fredric’s house just outside Oslo for a rendezvous with the soon to be completed 86X. Fredric and his crew have been working literally non stop for the last two and a half weeks putting together this impressive 2JZ-powered 86, which will be unveiled at Gatebil Rudskogen. After seeing all the weekly progress posts that Fredric has been posting up, I was really excited to see what this mean machine was looking like. Fredric, along with Mad Mike who had flown in earlier in the day, had taken the car to the sticker shop where the custom graphics would be applied. As ever when it comes to projects of this nature delays followed…
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m at amazed at just how high the level of Toyota Cressida builds have gotten here in the USA over the last several years.
Just a short time ago it seemed that seeing a just a single Cressida at an event or track day was a rarity, but go to to a vintage Japanese car event today and you’re bound to see several in various states of modification. Many, like this gray MX73 have been transformed into very potent street cars.
One of the great things about the Cressida is it’s ability to accept many different powerplants, with this particular car sporting a 1JZGTE in place of its original 5MGE. What’s particularly cool to me is how “complete” the swap looks. Someone who’s not familiar with the Cressida may even think this is the original motor.
When it was being sold in the US, the Cressida was never really known as anything more than a plush and comfortable sedan from Toyota, but a couple decades later it’s taken the favor of a completely new generation of car enthusiasts. This MX73 serves as a brilliant example of that.
Yep, that there is a 2J-motor. This car is a hybrid!
But of course this is not some eco-warrior pleasing creation kicking out high MPG figures on a mission to save fuel and the planet we live in. No, no, no… This automotive creation is a hybrid of the very best kind. It’s a German body with a Japanese heart and a Norwegian soul.
Toyota Crown 2JZ motor, 272 camshafts, ported head, precision 6265 turbo, KMS engine management, Supra front mount intercooler, Koyo radiator from a Supra, a pair of 30-row oil coolers and a 7-row for the power steering system, 4-inch downpipe with 3.5-inch stainless system all the way back with one big box as a silencer, ATL fuel 60-litre cell, Nuke catch tank, three Bosch 044 fuel pumps, all fittings from Nuke, special Nuke swirl pot, Nuke pressure regulator, XRP fuel lines and fittings running 3.8 bar of fuel pressure on E85 fuel
In this video you can see this stunning blue BMW E30 M3. Although it appears relatively standard from the outside, it actually packs an 1100 horsepower punch underneath its ventilated hood. It is heavily tweaked by a turbocharged 2JZ from Toyota's Supra. On E85 Ethanol it will producing around the 1100HP! Never have seen something before, it's ridiculous fast on the track!
Robert Walker drivers the 2JZ-powered Mackin Industries Toyota 86 at the 2016 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Watch this short video capturing the near-cliff drop moment during practice session and highlights from race day.
Suspension & Braking
-KW Clubsport coilovers
-Whiteline sway bars
-Wisefab control arms and hubs
-Project Mu big brake kit
-Project Mu H16 brake pads
-Yokohama Advan Racing GT 18×12 and 18×11 wheels
-Yokohama racing slick tires
-Rocket Bunny widebody
-Custom Mexico Blue paint
-APR GT1000 rear wing
-Custom front splitter
-Carbon fiber doors, hood, trunk and roof
This BMW E39 M5 has had it's original 5.0L V8 removed, and instead sits a Toyota Supra's 2JZ Inline Six with a monstrous single turbocharger and a manual transmission. This setup is supposedly good for over 1,200 HP, though it is dialed back to 800 hp for road testing on pump gas. This car's owner, Cleve, is one of my favorite guests ever on our show, and this build is insane.