For a while, Toyota has been ping-ponging back and forth about whether or not they’re bringing back the beloved Supra. It would be a dream come true for many enthusiasts, for whom the Supra is synonymous with drag racing beasts. Sales of the Supra in the United States halted in 1998, and Toyota officially stopped production of the car in Japan in 2002, but the Supra still remains an iconic sports car.
It’s been a prominent fixture in pop culture due to appearances in numerous video games, like Gran Turismo and Need for Speed, but it’s probably bestremembered as the fierce orange whip in The Fast and the Furious series. And just recently, EKKanoo Racing’s Outlaw Supra covered a quarter of a mile in just 6.05 seconds, hitting a screaming 241 mph. It was a New Import World Record in the Outlaw 6-cyclinder category, set by American driver Gary White and the 2014/2015 Bahrain National Drag Racing Championship.
So how do this Supra stack up against The Fast and the Furious Supra? The Outlaw 10.5 dragster is powered by a 2JZ inline six-cylinder engine with 98 precision turbo. Output is filtered through a 5-speed Liberty drag-racing gearbox. Unfortunately,EKanoo is mum on certain details, like horsepower and torque, but safe to say it’s packing quite a load. The Mark IV Supra RZ from The Fast and the Furiouswas also equipped with a twin-turbo 2JZ-GTE engine, backed by a 6-speed V16x manual transmission capable of producing 330 bhp. After some heavy modification, it produced 544 bhp, with a top speed of 210 mph and a quarter mile time of 9.2 seconds. While in the movie Jesse refers to spending $15,000 – $20,000 on this car, in reality there was over $100,000 invested in the Supra. One can only imagine how much was invested into the Outlaw.