View Full Version : TKR Toyota Supra: Amit Bhakta's "BIG RED" in DSport Mag

06-02-2009, 10:28 AM
Congrats to Amit for finally getting some recognition on Big Red, and to Tommy at Autobahn Motorsport for puttin in some work on this beast of a car. Get your copy today!!!!!!

Wide With Pride
Autobanh's "Big Red" Supra Sports Big Turbos For 1645 WHP
Text & Photos By Richard Fong

FEW OF TODAY'S SPORTSCARS CAN CHALLENGE THE performance potential of Toyota's JZA80 Supra Turbo. The fourth-generation Supra is arguably one of Japan's top sportscars ever built. Much of the vehicle's popularity is due to the incredible 2JZ-GTE engine design. No other Japanese engine has ever challenged the 2JZ in terms of potential power output. As a result, the Supra has created a cult-like following and tuning community like no other.

Hardcore fanatics take Supra builds to an entirely different level. Stroker kits, bigger turbos and nitrous-oxide injection allow for*** incredible power figures from the 2JZ-GTE engine. As a result, Supra owners tend to spend an inordinant amount of time dialing in more power at the dyno. However, most high-power Supras are more than just dyno queens. Case in point, Amit Bhakta has actually used his Supra's immense power to reach 243 mph.

"Big Red" is the result of the try something a little different mentality. Rather than build a single-turbo engine (like 99-percent of other 1000+ whp Supra owners), Amit focused on a big-twin setup instead. This meant finding a performance combination that would allow a twin turbo setup to excel. To drive a pair of big turbochargers, more displacement was a must and nitrous-oxide assistance might also be needed.

Originally, the experimental big-twin engine was meant for one of Amit's other Supras. However, that Supra kept falling behind schedule at the body shop. When Amit came across this 1997 Renaissance Red Supra, it was the ready, willing and able recipient of the big-twin-turbo engine that was on the drawing board.

Big Power for Big Red

To start, Amit brought the chassis and the components to Tommy Banh at Autobanh Motorsports (ABM) in Houston, TX. With a clear vision of Amit's goals, Tommy and his team got straight to work on the affectionately named "Big Red" Supra. ABM technicians bored the 2JZ block to 87mm. Anticipating tremendous gains in power, a set of billet steel main caps were chosen to replace the factory pieces that hold the crankshaft in place. ABM line bored and honed the new caps on the block ensure the crankshaft would be in line. With the machine work complete, the cylinders were filled with 9.5:1 compression CP Pistons. The pistons connect to a BC Brian Crower stroker crankshaft by way of Carrillo connecting rods. This new rotating assembly increased the 2JZ displacement to 3,353cc.

Moving from the block to the head, increasing the airflow through the ports became the next focus. ABM ported and polished the head before seating the Ferrea +3mm stainless-steel intake valves and +3mm inconel exhaust valves. The new valves were fitted with Ferrea's complete valvetrain line, including dual valve springs, titanium retainers and locks.

Sound Performance-spec 300-degree camshafts by Crane Cams take advantage of the porting and big valves thanks to increased lift and longer duration. The longblock assembly was then cinched together with ultra-strong ARP L19 head studs. The L19 head studs feature superior strength and stretch resistance to keep the cylinder head from lifting from the block under the high cylinder pressures encountered at high-horsepower levels.

For more on this article and more grab a copy of DSport Magazine on newsstands and tuning shops nationwide!







06-02-2009, 10:32 AM
I just want to say that before TX2K9, Tommy asked me to ride with him to do some test runs...and at 1/4 throttle..this thing breaks loose like a hungry caged beast! Congrats again to Amit, and stay tuned for his other Supra's in the near future.

06-02-2009, 10:32 AM
pics do not do this car justice. congrats amit, very well deserved!!!

06-02-2009, 10:32 AM
:thumb: Congrats. By any chance is this the Supra you told me about nick? From the mile run.

06-02-2009, 10:34 AM
That is beautiful and makes my pants tight.

06-02-2009, 10:34 AM
:thumb: Congrats. By any chance is this the Supra you told me about nick? From the mile run.

yes, thats where the 243mph came, i think second only to SW this year. but i could be mistaken.

06-02-2009, 10:40 AM
Thats one bad mofo for sure. Major props to Tommy and everyone else involved :rock:

06-02-2009, 10:41 AM
That's one helluva car.

06-02-2009, 10:42 AM
congrats sick supra

06-02-2009, 10:51 AM
That is beautiful and makes my pants tight.

the front looks like your avatar :p

Killer setup under the hood.

06-02-2009, 10:55 AM
sick supra

06-02-2009, 11:40 AM
the front looks like your avatar :p

:roflmao: holy shit, you're right!

06-02-2009, 11:43 AM
amit post up the other 4 supras you own i want to see that duluck one you own lol and the super wide body one :) o and awesome car man!!

Slim ThuG
06-02-2009, 11:54 AM
looks good, go TKR!

06-02-2009, 11:54 AM
yes, thats where the 243mph came, i think second only to SW this year. but i could be mistaken.

Correct he came in second. SW took it this year and last year as well but under boostlogic.

06-02-2009, 11:59 AM
bad ass ride, but i heard nothing bout bad stuff bout tommy autobahn.

06-02-2009, 12:02 PM
congrats. clean supra

06-02-2009, 12:08 PM
saw this yesterday, freaking beast

06-02-2009, 12:36 PM
Very nice!

Aside from going 243mph,what is the 1/4 mile time on this car?

06-02-2009, 12:39 PM
nice.. so nice

06-02-2009, 12:45 PM
looks like the bumpers are darker red.. could just be pics. still a very clean car, i just dont know how i feel about the cosmetics.

wheelie boi9r
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06-02-2009, 01:35 PM
nice, congrats!!

06-02-2009, 01:58 PM
thats wat i call a supra with everything, show and go!

06-02-2009, 02:11 PM
Very nice!

Aside from going 243mph,what is the 1/4 mile time on this car?

this car wont be seeing the drag strip anytime soon as far as i know. its built for texas mile.

06-02-2009, 03:21 PM
Woohoo! About time it got featured! Awesome car and Great Job!

06-02-2009, 03:32 PM
nice, its smiling lol

06-02-2009, 04:01 PM
got my copy already!

06-02-2009, 04:09 PM
Hate to drive one of this beast during Houston Winter :)

Sick car man, I had driven a mod supra before but not in your degree. I KNEW ITS FAST!!

06-02-2009, 05:10 PM
damn thats a sick car. i think i remember seeing it in pieces the last time i went up to autobahn a while ago

06-02-2009, 05:30 PM
110% win! congrats to everyone involved. nice work.

steven silver h22
06-02-2009, 06:27 PM
damn sexy!

06-02-2009, 07:19 PM
congrats. very well deserving car to get feature.

06-02-2009, 07:21 PM

engine bay is nice!

TKR wooooo!

06-02-2009, 07:27 PM
Very nice.

06-02-2009, 07:55 PM
Very nice!

Aside from going 243mph,what is the 1/4 mile time on this car?

I'm pretty sure this car was built for the Texas Mile. Not every car is built to run the 1/4.

Picked up the Magazine today to add to my collection =D

06-02-2009, 08:16 PM
i think i have seen this guy and the car in a set of videos i bought called GRIP

06-03-2009, 12:34 AM
sick ass supra

06-03-2009, 11:58 AM
very nice...good job!:thumb:

06-03-2009, 02:34 PM
badass car

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06-03-2009, 04:48 PM
those are fat ass tires out backk...sick..

06-03-2009, 09:15 PM
those are fat ass tires out backk...sick..

they're slicks..lol

06-04-2009, 09:06 AM
that is just freakin awesome!

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06-05-2009, 08:20 AM
nice car

06-05-2009, 08:56 AM
Can't say I'm diggin the stock fan with no shroud look but other than that, amazing.