After breaking into the 8s, there's still more to come.
Despite the internet being awash with negative thoughts and comments about what the Toyota GR Supra "should have been", there are many out there who have looked beyond basic brand bias and gotten to work on making the A90 as great as it can be. It's been proven to be a capable platform for drifting and works pretty well as a show car too, but what most gearheads are interested in is how it does at the drag strip.
While the last generation of the Supra is well known for its ability to safely produce insane power, the new one is shaping up to be just as good, if not better. The 950-horsepower A90 below is proof, and it's even quicker than some A80s.
The car we see here is tuned and piloted by a couple from Connecticut, and they've got some experience when it comes to making the Supra go fast. The pair were among the first to start working on the A90 after it was launched and became the very first to breach nine seconds on the quarter-mile. As you can see, that wasn't enough for them, and they've now achieved a best time of 8.783 seconds with an exit speed of 153 mph and a 60-foot time of just 1.35.
Interestingly, the car goes even faster without nitrous, managing a trap speed of 156 mph, although the time creeps up slightly to 8.8 seconds. Still, that's under nine seconds with no laughing gas.
As you can imagine, there's a comprehensive shopping list in the car, although there is still room for further enhancement with an upgraded driveshaft and some ethanol tuning, Currently, the car is equipped with an Extreme Turbo Systems kit that boasts a Precision 6870 turbo. It's one of only two or three in existence but already looks like a great option. Supporting mods include port injection, the abovementioned two-stage nitrous system, an Eventuri carbon fiber headlight duct, Belak Industries wheels wrapped in Hoosier rubber, and a carbon fiber seat from P2uned. The suspension is still stock and, although the engine has been upgraded with better pistons and connecting rods, there's still plenty that can be done. Don't be surprised to see this couple drop below 8.5 seconds in the next few months.