The A90 Toyota Supra could be recognised a lot more as a circuit carver, but that hasn’t stopped the Big T from campaigning it in the most American of motorsports: drag racing. Unveiled at Vehicle Club Speedway in Pomona, Calif., a person of the non secular homes of postwar very hot rodding, the humorous auto previews what supporters can anticipate to see at drag strips for the 2022 NHRA season.
Of system, there is minor in common with the genuine Supra street auto. It drapes a vaguely Supra-esque carbon fiber human body over a devoted tube frame drag chassis. The silhouette is made as slippery as attainable, so most of the Supra style cues are just substantial decals. It could appear foolish, but it truly is no a lot more bizarre than the Toyota Celica NHRA auto of the 2000s or the outgoing Camry drag auto that the Supra is changing.
Toyota failed to expose specs on the Supra, but if its previous NHRA entrants are anything at all to go by there is certainly definitely absolutely nothing humorous about this humorous auto. The Camry dragster sported an eight.2-liter supercharged V8 beneath its composite cover. Horsepower ranged amongst 10,000 and 11,000, capable of rocketing the auto to 100 mph in considerably less than a next and down the quarter-mile in less than 4. Due to the fact the main factor that is modified is the human body, there is certainly no rationale to think the Supra will never be similarly strong.
For individuals mad about the path the Supra has taken, it could be argued that a dragster is the most purely natural evolution of the significantly-beloved fourth-generation Supra. In the early days of import tuning, it was a legitimate pressure to be reckoned with. Toyota’s famous 2JZ-GTE motor, a twin-turbo and twin-cam, three.-liter inline-six, was generally tuned to 800-one,000 horsepower for 6.5-next E/T blasts — in a doorslammer. Its reputation with drag racers eventually landed it a place in the road racing franchise “The Quick & the Furious.”
This 12 months marks the twentieth anniversary of Toyota’s official participation in NHRA. Above the yrs, Toyota has notched six Leading Gas and a few Humorous Auto championships. Drivers J.R. Todd and Alexis DeJoria will reprise their roles as official motorists for 2022.