Mixing the old with the new seems like a winning recipe in this case.
There's no denying that the Toyota Supra is a legend, particularly in A80 guise. While the current A90 model has proven its worth on many occasions, it's the so-called Mk4 model that truly hits the sweet spot for most enthusiasts, especially those who love to modify the car and see what they can get out of it. Most people turn the performance up to obscene levels, and while we can appreciate every kind of build out there, high horsepower is just no longer a shock in the Supra scene. To stand out these days, you've gotta do something truly unique, and we can think of few things more unusual than an A80 Supra with a dual-clutch automatic transmission (DCT).
The owner of this car claims that this is the world's first such conversion. It features a seven-speed DCT from an E90 BMW M3, one of our favorite modern classics. As you can imagine, swapping the faster transmission in wasn't easy, but once the blueprint was created on this car, the people who did the swap were able to sell kits to make it possible for others to replicate the setup.
Of course, it would be a waste to fit such a brilliant gearbox only to drive around with stock power levels. Hence, this build features tasty goodies under the hood to help it achieve some healthy figures.
A Precision 6266 ballbearing GEN2 turbo was chosen, with this rated for up to 800 horsepower. Here, it makes around 700 hp but the owner says that the engine is built to deal with almost 1,500 hp, so it shouldn't take much work to get to higher figures if the owner is ever bored. However, they seem happy with 700 horses on a street car, and with the addition of a DCT changing the character of the car and making it practically relentless, this does sound like a happy medium. Now, who's going to bite the bullet and fit a DCT to an R34 Skyline GT-R?