6-Speed Supra - 8.32 @ 186
From The Owner
Chevrolet was all I knew growing up. I started with a Camaro, then bought a Corvette, but when I found turbo cars there was no turning back. I drove a TT 300ZX (z32) and that was it for me. There was nothing quite like it. A few hundred dollars into an intake, exhaust, and tune and they would make decent power. Much more power than any vette or camaro with similar money put into them. My first real powerful car was a 300zx convertible that we put a single turbo on the VG30 (v6) motor and made 640whp. In 2007, after a bad experience with a shop in New Jersey, I sold all of the Z32 stuff off and bought a SC300 chassis and started playing with 2JZ's. My first 2JZ build was tuned by the legendary Paul Efantis and made 739rwhp through a th400! Not too shabby!
I bought the white Supra from Darin Dichiara in 2010. To sell it, Darin removed the methanol setup he had been running and changed it back into a street car. When I purchased the car it had a GT47-80mm turbo and was making over 1000 at the wheels. I took it to the track but had a lot of issues with breaking axles, and could just never get a quality pass out of it. Later I would find that the block had cracked at some point. At this point I felt a lot more comfortable driving the car with the power levels it was making, so I decided it would be alright to step it up. I talked to Don @ Accelerated and felt comfortable having him build me an engine. The first engine had a piston failure on the dyno. Talk about a heartbreaker!!! I almost sold the car after that mess, but I decided to man up and try again. I put a GT47-88mm on the car, and started taking it to the track more often. I ran my first 8 second pass in 2013. And subsequently started going faster and faster until I ran 8.36 @ 175 beating Darin's best time, but only .02 seconds. In the 8.36 trim, the car still had A/C, P/S, stock 6speed transmission, a stock rear (with strange spool), and was a 100% street car. Name any other car that can do that!
Since buying the car almost everything has been changed or redone. The only real part of the car that has stayed the same is the body itself and the HKS drag coilovers. In this last round of changes, I upgraded to a dry sump oil system to keep the engine healthy and more reliable. The only downside was losing the A/C, but I don't need that for anything other than bragging rights. I also swapped out the turbo for a Precision 8891 mounted on top of a DoubleD Tuning manifold, and upgraded to a Tilton quad disc clutch. Motor #3 has been the charm. I have been on this same Accelerated motor for 2 years now. The durability of the 2JZ is just unbelievable, especially considering the 1400+ wheel horse figures the car is making. It's all in the tune-up, and Darin has been tuning this car since I bought it. I attribute most of the reliability of my car directly to his tuning skills.
I ran 186mph in 2014, with a new personal best ET of 8.32 but I am not happy with that. It's making unbelievable power now, so if I can keep the stock 6-speed transmission together for a full pass it should be in the 7's. The car is an absolute animal, and there is something to be said about a car that can do so much on so many factory parts. I cracked my intake manifold twice now, so the time has come to upgrade again. A new Pro-Jay intake manifold and 12 injector setup is going on the car now (July 2015).
Thank you to Darin Dichiara for tuning the car. Don @ Accelerated Perfomance for the bad ass motor. Dave Localio @ Headgames for the amazing headwork. My friend Juan @ JJAutowerks for all the parts. Driveshaft Shop for all the driveline goodies. Bobby Himes, Justin Cassol, Rob Courtney and everyone else that has helped me at the track. Thanks to my wife Jacinda for putting up with my constant hours in the garage.
Head & Valvetrain
Car has 12x 1650CC injectors