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600HP SUPRA / IN COLLABORATION WITH ULTRACE / WORDS: SHOMIT GHOSH

ELEVATED ICON

 

The way that automotive enthusiasts have gravitated around the MK4 Toyota Supra is second to none – a phenomenon that has only seen tremendous growth over its two decades of existence, and there seems to be no end in sight for this automotive giant (and we’re not mad about it).

It only takes one glance to see that Mateusz’s Supra kicks things up by about a thousand notches. It’s not really a surprise, then, that his build was selected as one of the winners of the TOP16 at Ultrace 2023 – an accomplishment driven by ambition, an eye for detail, and a lot of hard work.

ROAD TO SUPRA

 

With the MK4, Toyota seriously beefed up the Supra by introducing the legendary 2JZ-GTE engine and an iconic design, one that continues to age like fine wine.

Couple this with the widespread fame that followed the release of The Fast and The Furious, and you end up with a car that inspires a generation of enthusiasts and lands itself on the automotive wall of fame.

Taking a step back from the Supra, Mateusz’s automotive journey started at a very young age – influenced by his grandpa’s love for cars and the NFS and Fast & Furious franchises, Mateusz started dreaming about building a “true street project”. After moving from Poland to the UK at just 19, Mateusz built up a 2004 Honda Civic EP between 2015 and 2018 that featured impressive visuals and a ‘Frankenstein’ K24 that pushed out a solid 270HP/201KW.

However, it was his friend, Maciek, and a test drive in his Nissan R33 Skyline that convinced Mateusz to make the jump from the Civic to the mighty Supra.

“THE FACT THAT IT WAS A REAR WHEEL DRIVE CAR WITH SUCH A HISTORY, TARGA TOP & LSD MADE ME FALL IN LOVE WITH IT INSTANTLY.”

Owner Spotlight

METAMORPHOSIS

 

The Supra Mateusz purchased back in 2018 is not the Supra you see today. Much like the idea behind the ship of Theseus, practically every single part was upgraded during this build which has required more than 2000 hours of labour.

This MK4 started out in life as the naturally aspirated, automatic version of the Supra that put out a respectable 228HP/170KW. Now, however, the transformed MK4 gives the driver the ability to unleash 600 raging horses with the press of a pedal.

The stock MK4 is already a very pretty thing to look at, but Mateusz’s vision and eye for detail have produced a JDM masterpiece, solidifying it as a truly unique build that drops jaws from every angle.

WATCH THE FEATURE: 600HP SUPRA

CAPTURED IN WARSAW, POLAND

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SPECIAL THANKS

2JZ BLISS

 

Let’s talk performance. There’s lots of it. 

Mateusz’s MK4 builds on the incredibly versatile 2JZ-GTE, an engine that was overbuilt by Toyota – this means that it can handle levels of power that go far beyond the factory setup.

Combining the 2JZ with a Basic Power Upgrade and a single turbo resulted in a power output of just over 600HP/450KW. This power is channelled to the ground via a six-speed manual gearbox borrowed from the BMW E46 M3, another icon.

This sheer power is matched by the build’s equally impressive aesthetics – a culmination of endless planning anchored by Mateusz’s end goal: “Clean, Carbon Fibre, Titanium”.

ONE OF ONE

 

Mateusz’s theme pretty much sums up this spectacular build: “Clean, Carbon Fibre, Titanium”. Every bolt on the car is made out of titanium, and all interior plastics were replaced with carbon fibre. The exterior is fitted with a Ridox body kit by Varis in the, now discontinued, carbon variant.

The carbon fibre extends onto the massive APR GT500 wing that keeps this Supra from flying into space. The rear also features a very special exhaust – the only Ridox titanium exhaust that was exported out of Japan.

If you think all that is special (which it is), the custom Nismo LMGT2 wheels that give this MK4 a distinctly aggressive stance required hundreds of hours of work, as it meant that the Supra needed a custom one-of-one suspension system to fit them in – such that “not a single OEM component is left”.

CAPTURED IN WARSAW, POLAND.

Specifications

MODIFICATION LIST

 

The absolute dedication to building something that is genuinely going to be “remembered” in the scene for years to come is clearly reflected in this elegantly executed transformation of an already iconic piece of automotive history. 

Of course, a build like this requires a team effort and for that, Mateusz would like to thank his wife and family for their support throughout the build. This build also would not have been possible without Marcin, Dawid, and the rest of the guys at Supra Workshop.

ENGINE / DRIVETRAIN

● 2JZ GTE nonVVTI single turbo 604hp/680nm
● HKS ssqv4 BOV
● ECU Master EMU
● HP racing gtx35 turbo dual BB
● Tomei FPR
● TRD strut bar
● All hardware in the bay replaced for titanium
● Turbosmart 45mm Hypergate
● Walbro 455lph fuel pump
● Turbo blanket
● FMIC pro fuel rail
● FMIC pro IC
● FMIC pro inlet manifold and TB
● Braided fuel lines
● 680cc injectors
● KTune custom exhaust manifold
● Rize Japan titanium bonnet bar
● SRD Mechman 170amp alternator
● APR carbon fibre cooling plate
● TRD oil cap
● BMW E46 M3 Getrag 6 speed gearbox
● Lexus LS400 3.2 diff
● OEM Supra Torsen LSD
● Wilwood TC6, 6pot front calipers
● Wilwood 4pot rear calipers
● Brembo Lexus ISF 360mm front discs & Brembo Lexus ISF 355mm rear discs
● Braided brake lines

INTERIOR

● Fully customised interior made of alcantara and Nappa leather by TapCar
● Custom floor mats by TapCar
● Recaro CS fully covered in carbon
● Custom Supra Workshop rollbar
● Raceism 3 point harness
● LED TRD clusters and AC unit by Stu Hagen
● Likewise Suzuka shifter with titanium hardware
● ARC titanium shift knob
● Works Bell X Likewise 90 degree quick release with titanium hardware
● Works Bell slim HUB
● Custom carbon fibre steering wheel bracket with 911 GT3 RS buttons for aircups and Rolling antilag Control
● Momo Prototipo Carbon steering wheel with custom retrim and titanium hardware
● All interior bolts replaced with titanium hardware
● Alpine IWC double din unit
● Focal front and rear speakers
● Focal fpx51200 5 channel AMP

EXTERIOR

● Full body respray in Mazda 46g by Supra Workshop
● Full Ridox bodykit in carbon spec (front lip,front bumper, canards, air diverters, side skirts, side skirts extensions, front fenders, rear fenders, roof lip)
● Ridox titanium exhaust system
● Facelift headlights converted to Bi-Led system
● APR GT500 carbon fibre wing
● Car Shop Glow rear lights
● Seibon carbon TRD style bonnet
● Whifbitz carbon fibre number plate garnish
● Supra Workshop carbon fibre front bumper inlets
● Supra Workshop carbon fibre rear diffuser based on TwinZ diffuser
● Underglow system OPT7 Aura
● TRD fuel cap with titanium hardware
● All hardware made of titanium bolts and washers

WHEELS / SUSPENSION

● Nismo LMGT2 custom setup 17” rotors, 18” lips and barrels 18×12 front and 18×14 rear, with titanium hardware, and custom machined Grey colour rotors
● HSD monopro coilovers
● Stanceparts all 4 wheels aircups system
● Custom Supra Workshop stiffness bars along the floor
● Full custom 1 of 1 CNC fabricated suspension system (all rods, wishbones, droplinks etc. replaced with custom sized ones, created to fit those wheels into the car)

Full Ridox Kit In Carbon Spec
APR GT500 Carbon Fibre Wing
Targa Top
NISMO LMGT2 Wheels

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