The A90 Toyota Supra could be regarded more as a circuit carver, but that has not stopped the Massive T from campaigning it in the most American of motorsports: drag racing. Unveiled at Car Club Speedway in Pomona, Calif., just one of the spiritual properties of postwar sizzling rodding, the amusing auto previews what followers can expect to see at drag strips for the 2022 NHRA year.
Of study course, there is minor in widespread with the true Supra highway car. It drapes a vaguely Supra-esque carbon fiber physique more than a focused tube frame drag chassis. The silhouette is created as slippery as attainable, so most of the Supra style and design cues are just substantial decals. It may glance foolish, but it truly is no a lot more bizarre than the Toyota Celica NHRA motor vehicle of the 2000s or the outgoing Camry drag auto that the Supra is changing.
Toyota did not reveal specs on the Supra, but if its earlier NHRA entrants are just about anything to go by there is certainly really nothing amusing about this humorous auto. The Camry dragster sported an 8.2-liter supercharged V8 beneath its composite canopy. Horsepower ranged amongst 10,000 and 11,000, able of rocketing the car to 100 mph in much less than a second and down the quarter-mile in underneath 4. Given that the primary issue that is transformed is the entire body, you will find no purpose to feel the Supra would not be equally strong.
For all those mad about the direction the Supra has taken, it could be argued that a dragster is the most all-natural evolution of the considerably-beloved fourth-technology Supra. In the early days of import tuning, it was a accurate force to be reckoned with. Toyota’s famous 2JZ-GTE engine, a twin-turbo and twin-cam, 3.-liter inline-6, was usually tuned to 800-1,000 horsepower for 6.5-next E/T blasts — in a doorslammer. Its reputation with drag racers sooner or later landed it a location in the road racing franchise “The Rapidly & the Furious.”
This calendar year marks the 20th anniversary of Toyota’s formal participation in NHRA. Around the many years, Toyota has notched 6 Best Gasoline and 3 Amusing Vehicle championships. Motorists J.R. Todd and Alexis DeJoria will reprise their roles as formal motorists for 2022.