Tuned Toyota Supra dragster hits 240 mph in 6 seconds, sets world record
The Toyota Supra was no slouch in its time, but a newly-built drag racing version of the car has been taken to a new extreme. The Ekanoo Racing Outlaw Supra covered a quarter mile (0.4 km) in 6.05 seconds. The time was a New Import World Record in the Outlaw 6-Cylinder category.
The Supra has a rich heritage of innovative racing. The HV-R hybrid version of the car was the first hybrid to win a racing competition of any form, for example. The Outlaw, too, is a highly refined machine, albeit it in a very different way.
Driven by Gary White and tuned by the Ekanoo Racing team Shane T, Eric Luzinski, Haider Mohd and Josh Ledord, the 10.5 Supra features a Toyota 2JZ engine with a Precision Turbo. It also makes use of of a high performance Liberty Transmission.
White's run came during testing for the first round of the 2014/2015 Bahrain National Drag Racing Championship at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir. It was only the fourth outing of the car, which hit a top speed of 240.8 mph (387.69 km/h) on its way down the track.
You can watch a video of the run below.
Source: Ekanoo Racing