Toyota Supra in motorsport – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Toyota Supra

in motorsport

Drag racing [ edit ]

The has a history of professional drag mainly in Japan and the United The HKS team have used the Mk III and Mk IV to showcase its products, known as the HKS Supra . This Supra was by Charlie Goncalves Catanho. It was built on a custom chassis a carbon fiber body, the Mk III housed a de-stroked 2.89-liter 7M-GTE. good for 800#160;bhp at over 9000 rpm, a best quarter mile of 8.09 seconds. [ 1 ]

One of the first Pro Mod in import drag racing, Ten used a Supra to hold records for drag racing in the States between 1997 to as well as being the first in the US to a 1,000#160;bhp (700#160;kW) Japanese without the need of nitrous or fuel. Ten also achieved the for the Supra to break into the 12 to 8 barriers as well as achieving a of over 120 to 160#160;mph (260#160;km/h). Ten has taken his Supra into the six barrier. [ 2 ]

Craig Paisley. pioneer of sport compact racing, also used a Supra, his first sport to compete in the same category. He a best of 8.2-second e.t.s at than 160#160;mph (260#160;km/h) and switch to the factory supported by 2002. [ 3 ] [ 4 ] Paisley was also the sport compact racer to factory sponsorship and support. became the first Japanese car to ever get involved with racing.

After years of in other cars, in 2002, HKS with the Mk IV version of the HKS Drag driven by Tetsuya Dryhopp [ 5 ] its 4.0 liter 1UZ-FE V-8, with two prototype HKS GT3540 HKS rods and billet crank and valves, producing in total of (1,103#160;kW). [ 6 ] [ 7 ]

In 2003, the Supra was to compete in the Sport Compact Series, but the car ineligible when the category it was to in, Pro V8, was axed at the beginning of the year, it was permitted to perform demonstration throughout the season, where at a at Old Bridge Township Raceway Englishtown, the Supra took the record time of 6.893 ET at (310.81#160;km/h), eclipsing its best in of 7.277 posted at Sendai Raceway. [ 5 ]

In 2002, at NHRA’s Tire Class, the unibodied Motorsport Supra of Mark broke the all-season record dominance of Ari Yallon’s Rotary RX-7 to take the title and the fastest uni-body Supra in the with a time of 9.42 and 157.56#160;mph (253.57#160;km/h) at Maple Raceway. Pennsylvania. despite a time at Houston Raceway of 9.002 at 160.40 which was [ 8 ]

The Supra won all but the first round, at a final to Yallon. [ 9 ] With the of the Street Tire Class, would move to the Pro RWD class a 2JZ-GTE powered Celica [ 10 ] The was used by BF Goodrich to advertise its Radials tires which it was with.

Many cars appeared in the series would in the NDRA (NOPI Drag Association) BF Goodrich Tires Pro Tire series. [ citation ]

In the United Kingdom. Steve used a 900#160;bhp (671#160;kW) Mk III around a Pro style chassis to a best of 8.207@169.89#160;mph. [ 11 ]

Sriyantha (SW) and Boost Logic able to achieve a 246#160;mph pass at The Texas Mile and a quarter mile pass the stock Getrag V160 [ citation needed ]

At TX2K10 (a Supra meet that place annually in Texas), Logic made a quarter-mile with their drag car a time of 7.59@189#160;mph. The car was driven by Wang. [ citation needed ]

The record is now held by Ebrahim of Bahrain with driver, White. His 10.5 Supra wide tire) ran 6.23@227 mph in the mile. He also holds the IRS (Independent Rear Suspension) with his IRS Supra that ran mph in the quarter mile. Both were built and tuned by Motorsports. [ citation needed ]

car [ edit ]

During the Group A Toyota used the Mk II for Division 4 touring car racing. especially in ETCC. BTCC and ATCC the AE86 competing in Division 1.

The Mk II Supras, debuted in 1983, relatively underpowered to be a serious against the Rover SD1 and BMW 635CSI. to be competitive despite this, driven by drivers such as Win which he took it to win a BTCC at Brands Hatch [ 12 ]

When its driver, Percy was tempted by rival Tom Walkinshaw and his TWR prepared XJS V12, Toyota GB took on Prix motorcycle racing Barry Sheene. following his from motorcycle racing, for the BTCC season, but the car was outclassed by the turbocharged cars and Sheene’s was hampered by past motorcycle injuries. Nevertheless, he drew in the and would retire from racing at the end of the season. [ 13 ]

When the Mk II was by the Mk III Supra, like the Mk II, it had varying of success but both TOM’S and who competed only in 1988, better in Japan with the team winning on its debut in In all, eleven MA70 turbos were built by TRD for racing. [ 14 ]

The reason for lack of was its larger engine capacity it to run at a higher curb weight by the regulations and also its lack of As the Ford Sierra Cosworth then the more advanced Skyline GT-R became the car to The Supra was abandoned at the end of the season in of the Toyota Corolla AE101 in and only a few were kept in by privateers until the end of the season. [ 14 ]

Rallying [ edit ]

Although the and Corolla Levin represented in rallying. the touring car spec Supra was used occasionally in A with modifications to make it The Celica Supra managed to second in category at Circuit of Ulster Rally. Scottish and the Welsh Rally during the British Open Rally driven by Per Eklund and Dave allowing them to successfully their championship title. [ 12 ]

sold the car off after the 1985 [ 12 ]

Following the demise of Group B and insistence by Toyota management, its entrant Toyota Team used the Supra to specialize in rallies while the lighter took the job for the other rallies. [ 15 ] The 3.0i made Toyota’s A debut with the Supra was capable of producing 290#160;bhp despite its weight and size a clear disadvantage, driven by Waldegaard. it led the 1987 Safari until its final day when overheated. [ 15 ] The Supra scored its win in the Hong Kong – Rally with the same The NA version was shortly replaced by the (300#160;kW) turbo version, on its debut at the Rallye Côte the Supra led but the team withdrew their hired Cessna 340 killing the team manager, Liddon and his assistant, Nigel plus a pilot and navigator. [ 16 ] TTE return for its African attempt for the two years but was unable to repeat its and was replaced by the Celica which better successes there. [ 15 ]

Sportscar racing [ edit ]

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The Mk III Supra, which the Mk II Celica, competed in the IMSA GT series by Kent Racing and All Racers in 1983 in the GTU (Grand under 3.0-liter) category, in the season, AAR inherited the racing of Kent Racing, although to the AAR cars, the semi-tube frame car Racing used housed a (220#160;kW), 2030 cc, 16-valve engine. Feeling that the car to be developed, it underwent further by aerodynamicist Hiro Fujimori. [ 17 ]

For the season, AAR specially adapted a turbocharged 4T-GT engine to one of GTU car to be used at the GTO category, which a win at Laguna Seca, that car later be used for engine Despite heavy copmpetition the RX-7s, by the time they to the higher GTO category in 1986 a Celica, they had taken 10 GTU [ 17 ]

U.S. Super Lap Battles [ ]

Matt Andrews piloted Chen’s Mk IV Supra to a win at the 2008 Lap Battle Finals in the Street RWD with a time of 1:57:711. his car took home overall class in 2006.

Magazine [ edit ]

Matt Andrews and Al piloted Curtis Chen’s Mk IV in the road racing and drag tests representing Super Magazine for the 2010 Castrol Top Car Challenge. The Team came in place followed by a Modified R35

JGTC/Super GT [ edit ]

Since appearing in 1995, Toyota has the JZA80 Supra as a GT500 car in the JGTC series. Beginning a four cylinder 2.1-liter 4T-GTE mounted onto a bodyshell with wide body kit and spoiler. [ 18 ]

Over the as demands for expensive GT1 race became common, the JGTC drifted away from FIA as a result, the Supra has progressively numerous changes over the [ 19 ] most noticeable, the numerous changes and by the late 1990s, the used a developed version of the [ 20 ] which was developed from the engine and similar to the 3SGTE found Toyota Corolla WRC [ 21 ] By the early 2000s, for the benefit of the Supra moved on to 3UZ-FE V8 .

Altogether, the Supra has taken the four times in 1997, 2002 and 2005.

Despite out of production since 2002, teams continued to use JZA80 with continues successes. The swansong competitive year was in when it was used by Toyota Tsuchiya and Toyota Team [ 22 ] since then, the Supra has being replaced by the Lexus SC

Le [ edit ]

The JGTC specification made its Le Mans debut in by the factory backed SARD which it finished 14th, the returned again for the following which they did not finish.

HV-R [ edit ]

Toyota HV-R

The Supra HV-R is a race car based on the Super GT jointly developed by Toyota and Team SARD. The four-wheel HV-R combines a 4.5 L V8 (480#160;hp) its Super GT UZ-FE engine, a electric motor (200#160;hp), and two in-wheel electric motors each) to generate over (520#160;kW). The car weighs 2,380 (1,080#160;kg). [ 23 ]

The Denso SARD HV-R became the first race car in history to win a race Toyota Team SARD first place in the Tokachi a Super Taikyu race, on 16, 2007. The car completed 616 laps, 19 ahead of the second-place finisher. [ 24 ]

Drifting [ edit ]

Toyota was used for top level drifting Most notably Manabu the D1GP judge turned who, for personal reasons, the JZA80 to be his personal car and his own racecar of GT series [ 25 ] and Rhys Millen. who converted his Supra race car for use in events before selling it on and to the works Pontiac GTO. Aasbø has been driving in both Norwegian and US drifting since 2008, Mark has also prepared a high-powered to compete within UK events in

Orido’s JZA80 consisted of parts from his JGTC including the tail lights, and foot pedals and boasts of 700#160;bhp (522#160;kW) outputted a modified 3.4 liter engine, [ 26 ] but is set up to run at (447#160;kW) for reliability. The body design is designed by fellow commentator Manabu Suzuki. In his car at Odaiba. he managed to get into the 8 round, after beating Imamura. but in the process, his differential from a junked Supra) and he was unable to get the car repaired on time, as did not get his car ready on time, Orido had to his Best 8 place, which he was to take part. [ 26 ]

Throughout the Orido could only a career best of second at Ebisu in his only year of in 2005. His professional drifting ended during a transportation when en route to an Advan Meeting, a sleeping truck collided into the back of the containing the RS-R Supra, damaging the car’s front [ 25 ] [ 27 ] When informed, Orido was as he saw it as an opportunity to end his drifting career as it up a lot of his time. [ 27 ]

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