This thing is going to be NASTYYYYYYYYY. 3UR-FE FTMFW
THE ULTIMATE STREET CAR: CHRIS RADO'S 2500HP SUPRA
There was only one car that was fitting enough to end this month's Street Cars & Sleepers theme. And this is it. For the past couple of years, the maniac known as Chris Rado has been devising plans to build his ultimate street car. Of course, for someone who pilots a 2000hp drag car and the Team NFS time attack car, his interpretation of 'ultimate' is somewhat more extreme than what you or I might come up with. For Chris Rado, his ultimate street car is this Toyota Supra. Metal wide-body, custom wheels, custom brakes. And a twin turbo V8 producing 2500hp.
To unveil this stunning street car, we thought it best if Chris Rado walked you through its build.
Chris Rado: As soon as you walk up to the vehicle and see the 6.2 liter Toyota V8 engine and the 76mm billet titanium turbos on the WORLD Racing Supra you soon realize this is definitely not your normal Supra build.
Mike Alejos is point man on this project coordinating many aspects of the build to ensure the Supra meets our standards along with jumping in and getting dirty whenever needed to make this rolling missile come to life.
Robbie Miller from Robbie Miller Racecars is doing all the chassis fab along with engine, transmission, and drivetrain mounting. When it comes to putting a chassis together properly and making things work well, there are few people that can do what Robbie does in his sleep.
Everybody knows that if you plan on going fast you should probably have one - or in my opinion two - of these wonderful devices on your car. Mike from Kognition built us some monster wings so that a car like this could really put the power down and stay glued.
Itís a BIG engineÖ which one you ask? This is a 376 cubic inch Toyota 3UR-FE V8 which can rev to 10,000 RPMs and handle up to 50 lbs of boost. This power plant is typically found in most late model Toyota Tundras and Sequoias.
Robbie Miller doing his magic, creating the new firewall.
Brembo Italy worked in conjunction with Race Technologies here in the US to come up with this custom Brembo GT-R kit for our Supra. Letís remember the above picture is of the 15-inch rear calipers. Just wait until you see whatís up front.
This wheel and tire combo has definitely been given my seal of approval, or maybe Iím just so tired here that I wasnít sure what to do when the camera was pointed at me, so I just went with the classic thumbs up!!
How you doin ahh?
Here Scotty puts the finishing touches on as sheís lowered to the ground for the first time.
What you see here is just a taste of what's to come; an introduction to the WORLD Racing Top Speed BMF Supra. 2500hp, 3000lb curb weight, 8 cylinders, two billet titanium turbos, and enough wing and rubber that you might just think its an airplane. For those who happen to be in Vegas for SEMA, you can check it out in person. If you dare.
Photos by Larry Chen and Chris Harrington