Project Toyota Supra MKIV: Part 6 – 800whp Build Update

Project Toyota Supra MKIV: Part 6 – 800whp Build Update

MKC laces up the Supra’s belts and gets to work!

by Pablo Mazlumian

After a near 8-month hiatus, Project Supra is back with a vengeance.  With almost all of the necessary parts in hand to finish under the hood, along with plenty of custom work already completed by Modified by KC, expect to see a lot more of this project gracing our pages.

To recap, our poor Supra has been sitting soul-less since May of 2012 with a damaged motor due to a melted piston in cylinder #1.  In Parts 1 and 2 we talked about this and the rest of our bottom end build, then in Part 3 we discussed the cylinder head.  In Part 4 we featured boost-specific parts, including the intake and exhaust manifolds, turbo and wastegates, and in Part 5 we went nuts with heat coating and thermal wrapping.  To catch up, check out the Project Supra homepage.

For the past year-and-a-half our lonely, engine-less Supra was collecting dust at MKC while waiting for parts and its turn at the front of the MKC assembly line.  During that time, it watched other Supras point and laugh at it while they burped 600-1000whp on the dyno with their new MKC tunes.

While the car sat in one corner, the engine sat in another.  But this long distance relationship is about to switch gears with the motor moving back home, showing off its makeover of transplanted organs.  Pictured here is the Hypertune intake manifold, Champion Toyota/Boost Logic modified oil pump, AEM cam gears and Titan Motorsport 272-degree cams.  The HKS/Denso 1000cc injectors are coming off since we'll be switching to E85 fuel which will require running larger injectors.

The MKC guys have been working full steam ahead, with no intention of letting up until the car is finished. 

Here’s a more recent look at the motor with some of the previously featured parts now installed, including the Fluidampr crank pulley and Precision 6766 dual ball bearing turbo.  We simply cannot wait to get this sucker running!

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