• Apr 13, 2008
Smokey Nagata likes to smoke his tires on freeways all over the world. While his stunts may not be lawful or even sane, he continues to find new territory in which to get his thrills. After being arrested in England and New Zealand, he has finally taken his action off the streets and onto the Nardo Ring test track in Italy. Reportedly, the twin turbo V12 Top Secret Supra, driven by Smokey, achieved a top speed of 222 mph (358 km/h) at Nardo. While certainly a mind-numbing velocity, it falls just a tad short of the 248 mph (400 km/h) goal.

The Top Secret Supra project is intended to present the Supra as the kind of supercar some feel Toyota should be selling. Its V12 powerplant is sourced from a Toyota Century (a Japanese market luxury sedan), and extra power beyond its stock 276 horses, many airflow aids have been added. These range from custom plenums and piping to dual HKS GT2540 turbochargers. All in all, the engine's output has been tuned somewhere north of 1,000 hp. To learn more information on the car check out this feature from Super Street Magazine.

[Source: Bespoke Ventures]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      I wonder if he had that plate ont he front at the time? Probably cost him 15mph :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      EDIT: Whoops. Misread #2. Sorry guys!
      • 6 Years Ago
      omg..its a beauty
      • 6 Years Ago
      It might sound good on paper, but a set of 2540 turbos are not big enough to make 1000 hp. The engine will make the power the turbo can flow. You have a case of the turbo being too small for the engine. This car is more like 700- 800 hp, not 1000.

      If it had a set of 3040's or 3240's on it , it would do a k. No problem.

      http://tyndago.googlepages.com/gt-rturbos
      • 6 Years Ago
      Limited by drag, I would imagine.
      Koenigsegg CCR did а 388km/h (241 mph) Nardo run with only 806bhp under its hood, but aerodynamically its shape is much more slippery.

      But Smoky's got some mad skills, no denying it!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm sorry, but its the 21st century. How does the 5.0L V12 in the Toyota Century make only 276 hp? Where is all the power going? Why does it need so much displacement? The only reason I can think of to have a V12 in a car like that would be that its extremely detuned and they just wanted the 12 cylinders for a smooth ride.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @ ckm

        Don't be a retard. It dyno'd at 245whp, which is well over 300hp at the crank, considering transmission losses of 15%.

        • 6 Years Ago
        Because its a motor for a luxury car in the Japanese market, where those who can afford it typically live in cities and can't stretch its legs anyway.

        I'm aware of the gentleman's agreement, but I'm also aware that for the vehicle it is in, there's not a lot of call for more HP than it makes anyway.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Tragedy

        You're right. It does not make 276hp, it makes 240 something. Sorry.

        Someone dyno'd a V12 Century in Oz, there's a video of it on YouTube.

        Again, sorry to burst your bubble....

        • 6 Years Ago
        The Toyota Century is NOT 276 Horsepower. 276HP is what Toyota claims so it falls under the old Gentleman's Agreement in Japan (No car over 280PS/276HP). That agreement no longer stands, but it was in effect when the engine was first introduced. Toyota just never bothered to change its HP rating. If you notice, all the JApanese 'supercars' in the 90s ALL had 276HP ratings. That was the ceiling back then, but the cars (like the R34 GT-R, and MKIII Supra) were obviously more powerful than what Nissan claimed.

        I've driven a Century at Toyota's consumer test facility in Odaiba (Toyota MegaWeb for those of you living in Tokyo). I floored it on the straighaway, and it's surely over 276HP.
      • 6 Years Ago
      BRING BACK THE SUPRA
      • 6 Years Ago
      Just for the record the RUF RT12 toped in 2007 224mph=361km/h in Nardo... with 650hp only... RUF know lot more about aerodynamic.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The supra is sorely missed...
      As a side note, I read on motortrend.com that the LF-A supercar seems to have gone into hiding. (read: gone in for more development). Apparently MT sources say that after being seen running the 'Ring regularly for months now, since the GT-R V-Spec reared it's ugly head, Toyota's supercar seems to have vanished.
      Obviously it's just speculation at this point, but I hope it means one of two things:
      1: That Toyota has got one bad mofo and they don't want the wizzards over at Nissan getting wind of it's performance just yet. They're maybe waiting on the V-Spec's release so they can blow it out of the water.
      2: The Lexus supercar needs more work in order to compete with the like of V-Spec and ZR-1 Corvette, so they've brought it in for an upgrade.

      I'd be delighted with any of those outcomes to tell the truth. C'mon Toyota... join the fight already! ;)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ah, $4.00 gas be damned!

      I feel like this a great time to be allive. 400hp M3s and Lexusesesesses. Audi R8s and more!


      http://www.sportscardriven.com
      • 6 Years Ago
      Someone power slide it, please!!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow, another 1200HP+ supra, that does only 200's. I bet it just does 12's in the 1/4 too.
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      naw, j/k guys ;)
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