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Teamrider Dominic Tiroch imported a 1995 Supra Turbo from Japan and turned it into a gleaming automobile Samurai.
It was in 1993, when the Japanese engineers focused on the Toyota Supras essential characteristics, got rid of all the frills and stripped the Supra down to its very best features. In terms of drivability and components, the 1995 model can easily match up to a Porsche 911, Corvette or Nissan 300ZX – and that’s especially true for the JZA80 that Dotz teamrider Dominic Tiroch imported from Japan two years ago.
Its sequential twin-turbo with ceramic shafts (one of them feeding the low end, the other making sure that the car’s thrust also resembles that of a jet plane in higher ranges) powers the European version of the Supra with its 2JZ-GTE engine to 441Nm and 330HP.
During one year of fine-tuning, Dominic beefed up the power of the Japanese car, which still makes for an unusual sight in his father Knud Tiroch’s Hotrod Hangar, to 520HP and 580Nm. Despite its high-volume tailpipe, you can’t hear the vehicle’s pure power in the lower speed ranges, where the Supra sounds more like a purring water buffalo.
However, on closer examination you can tell from the mighty Toyota motorsports wing and the extra big air intake though that there’s more power hidden beneath the hood than first meets the eye.
The packed engine compartment reveals the heart and soul of the tuning monster with its mighty intake manifolds double and triple welded suspensions and extra heat-resistant sleeving.
One thing you can’t see from your Sparco seat but definitely will feel once you reach more serious speeds are the injectors from renowned Japanese tuners HKS,…
…the SARD turbo racing catalytic convertor and the piston underside cooling. To make the stylish Supra even more eye-catching despite it already turning many heads at tuner meetings, Dominic kitted it out with some 19-inch Dotz Fast Seven rims.
The technical details adding additional sparkle to the polished Japanese samurai.
The Supra will be displayed at the Dotz booth of Essen Motor Show beginning at November 26th.