Toyota plans to deliver a couple of GR Supras constructed for drag racing to the 2022 SEMA Display. The hitch, on the other hand, is that every one should be a “10-second automobile.” Additional complicating the builds is the truth that the price range for every Supra is solely $10,000, a mere sum for the standard SEMA construct.
Now, if the name of “10-second automobile” is a connection with probably the most memorable scenes from the “Rapid & Livid” franchise, Toyota hasn’t stated. Within the climax of the primary film — now over two decades outdated, get off our garden — Paul Walker’s undercover cop persona provides Vin Diesel’s side road racing anti-hero his 1994 Toyota Supra so the latter can break out the regulation after his Dodge Charger is destroyed. “I owe you a 10-second automobile,” he says as he fingers over the keys, referencing a raffle made originally of the film.
In a film filled with corny quotes, the road has turn out to be immortalized via lovers who don’t seem to be essentially automobile folks. Strictly talking, a 10-second automobile is a automobile that may run the quarter-mile within the 10-second vary. That implies any time below 11.0 seconds, no longer, as many film buffs erroneously consider, below 10.0. The Toyota developers are concentrated on a time of 10.0 to ten.5 seconds.
Like they did with the Supra within the film, Toyota hopes to perform this with a small price range and a few elbow grease. To achieve that objective, they are going to want to upload about 30%-40% extra horsepower to the inventory inline-six engine’s 382. There’s, on the other hand, some proof to turn that Toyota could have been under-rating the GR Supra’s precise output.
Toyota engineers are putting in a bigger radiator, an HKS suspension, Weld drag wheels with Mickey Thompson semi-slicks, an oem exhaust, and racing harnesses. The use of some back-of-napkin calculations, that places them on the $10,000 mark, if no longer exceeding it already. Is not that the case for any venture automobile, regardless that?
Clearly, being Toyota has some benefits. They’ve a whole fabrication store able to make a roll cage and belt bar. They most definitely know a bit extra about re-programming the ECU than a shadetree mechanic, too. Those vehicles had been additionally former protection vehicles for the NASCAR Xfinity sequence, so it is not transparent if adjustments made for tempo accountability had been a part of the $10,000 allowance or no longer.
The target, in line with Marty Schwerter, staff supervisor for the SEMA construct, is to turn that for roughly $10 grand you’ll make a 3-year-old automobile right into a aggressive drag racer. Extra can be published within the run-up to the SEMA Display on November 1.