They make it look so easy.
Some people aren't happy about the Toyota GR Supra sharing many of its components with the BMW Z4. The new A90 Supra utilizes a BMW-sourced 3.0-liter turbo that sends 382 horsepower through an automatic transmission instead of Toyota's legendary 2JZ inline-six engine and a manual gearbox that powered the old A80 generation model.
Unsurprisingly, it didn't take long for someone to transplant the 2JZ engine into the modern Supra to create the ultimate drifting machine. Still, the A80 Supra is one of the most popular tuner cars in the world. Its enduring popularity means that outrageous A80 Toyota Supra builds with four-figure power outputs are a common sight. Now, one of those has gone autobahn hunting.
Today's focus is on this heavily modified car showcased by the YouTube channel AutoTopNL. Thanks to some modifications by SW performance, this A80 Supra produces a staggering 1,239 horsepower and 826 lb-ft of torque, which is more than a Bugatti Veyron. That's a significant upgrade over the standard car, which produced around 320 hp.
To stretch its legs, the owner took the customized A80 Supra for a high-speed performance run on a derestricted section of the German autobahn where there are no speed limits to worry about. The video was also shot from the driver's perspective, giving you a front seat view of the action.
At first glance, the Supra's exterior and interior looks stock. But as soon as the driver puts their foot down, it's clear that this is no ordinary A80 Supra. To maximize the performance and improve airflow, the owner removed one of the front headlights since the car's stock air intake clearly isn't sufficient enough to cool down the modified engine.
After several speed runs on the autobahn, the Supra hits a top speed of 310 km/h - that's 192 mph. They make it look easy but taming a car with over 1,200 hp being sent to the rear wheels requires a lot of skill, experience, and bravery on a track - let alone on a public autobahn with traffic to avoid.