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…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Top Secret Supra?

Top Secret Supra

The Top Secret Supra is ridiculously, stupidly, blazingly fast. With an estimated 1,000 horsepower coming from the twin turbo V12, “Smoky” (the owner) hopes to top it out at 248 mph later this year. (Apparently 200 mph flew by without any problems, so another 48 doesn’t seem that far off, does it?)

Power was sourced from a V12 that was pulled out of a Toyota Centry, which, at 276 horsepower, isn’t exactly a powerhouse out of the box, so they’ll be plenty of custom work to get things running right. A six-speed shifts gears, an LSD puts the power to the road, and a custom body kit keeps everything down at speed.

Oh, and the price?

A mere $500,000.

No wonder it’s painted gold!

[Top Secret]

[Via: Super Street Magazine, Autoblog, and Kultivate]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Formula Drift?

Formula Drift Logo

On Saturday, I had the chance to go and see Formula D’s “The Finals” at Irwindale Speedway (yes, I did get stuck on Interstate 5 on the way down from San Francisco due to that massive accident), and I must say, if you’re at all a fan of the four wheeled machine, make sure you check out one of Formula Drift’s events at a track near you.

Pontiac Solstice

If you’re not familiar with the sport, think of drifting as two automotive ballerinas battling it out in a boxing match. It’s gracefully controlled mayhem, and in my opinion, it’s easily the best form of four-wheeled entertainment on the planet.
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