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…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Pontiac LeSupra?

Pontiac LeSupra

Sure, they did it in 3 Fast 3 Furious, but no one actually puts a new engine into old muscle; do they?

Well apparently they do, because the ’72 Pontiac LeMans that you see here is powered by none other than a 1991 Toyota Supra 7M-GTE 3.0 Litre 24V Turbo motor.

Apparently the car was basically a total loss when it was purchased at auction, so it’s not like they chopped up some pristine iron to make this creation, but I’m still not sure if I can wrap my head around how they decided that this was their best bet for power.

I guess if the go pedal works though, it doesn’t exactly matter what it’s connected to.

[Via: Jalopnik]

…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: Supra-LeMans?

Supra-LeMans

So you’re living in Germany, you’ve been given a slightly beat up 1972 Pontiac LeMans as part of a video game promotion, and you have access to a turbo’d Mark III Supra engine. What do you do? You combine the two of course.

Supra-LeMans Engine

Ralf Becker is the man behind this mash-up monster, and though it’s in rough project form right now, it’s not hard to imagine the potential. Redline burnouts and blow-off valves anyone?

[Chromjuwelen.com]

[Via: Hemmings Auto Blog]

[Via: Autoblog]