Toyota's 1,030-hp GR Supra drift car slides into SEMA360.
To capitalize on the launch of the new Toyota GR Supra last year, the Japanese sports car was one of the main star cars of the 2019 SEMA show. Several Toyota Supra concepts were showcased at the aftermarket show last year, from GT4 racing cars to retro-inspired tribute cars. This year, Toyota is presenting three new Supra concepts at SEMA360, an online-only event replacing the traditional SEMA show that was canceled because of the global pandemic. One of the standouts is the Papadakis Racing Rockstar Energy Drink Toyota GR Supra, a crazy drift car with over 1,000 hp being sent to the rear wheels.
Based on the regular GR Supra road car, the tail-happy drift car competes in the 2020 Formula Drift Pro class with driver Fredric Aasbo behind the wheel.
Papadakis Racing racked up championship wins and achieved records across several racing disciplines and was one of the first companies to modify the Supra's B58 inline six-cylinder engine for racing. As standard, Toyota's 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six engine produces 382 horsepower and 368 lb-ft of torque, but Papadakis Racing increased transformed the Supra into a 1,000-hp+ drift machine.
Among the list of modifications to achieve this insane power boost include a BorgWarner EFR 9280 turbocharger with dual TiAL Sport MV-R 44mm wastegates, new fuel pumps, fuel regulator and filter by AEM, AEM digital dashboard display, Injector Dynamics fuel injectors, BC forged steel connecting rods, custom 11-to-1 compression pistons from JE Pistons, and a Supertech Performance valvetrain. Other competition components include a Kelford Cams exhaust cam, Mountune 3D printed aluminum intake manifold, and a Full Race turbo manifold.
As a result, Papadakis Racing's creation produces a tire-torturing 1,033 hp and 908 lb-ft of torque - that's nearly three times more power than the standard GR Supra.
"The Papadakis Racing team simply did wonders with the new GR Supra; I can't believe how seriously they worked the motor. They designed and engineered what is proving to be a very competitive, super powerful and great sounding Formula Drift racer," said Ed Laukes, Group Vice President of Toyota Division Marketing. "As with their previous Toyota race cars, this team knows what it takes to succeed, and their hard work is paying off at the track."
You can see the 1,030-hp Toyota GR Supra drift car in action during the 2020 Formula Drift Pro class season finale on November 20-22, 2020. Fredric Aasbo in the No. 151 GR Supra is currently on track to clinch the championship title.