The Legendary V12-Powered Top Secret Toyota Supra Is Being Auctioned

The 1GZ-powered Supra that gained infamy for a 197mph run on a British motorway in the 90s is up for grabs
The Legendary V12-Powered Top Secret Toyota Supra Is Being Auctioned

It’s a fair assumption that there are more modified Mk4 Supras out there than surviving stock examples. With that in mind, it takes something quite special to stand out from the herd, which is what this ‘Top Secret’ Mk4 does for two reasons: what’s been done to it, and its reputation.

Firstly, let’s deal with the “what’s been done to it” angle. Under the bonnet, you’ll find the 5.0-litre ‘1GZ-FE’ engine from the Toyota Century. Yep, Japan’s sole production V12. There’s not much of the original engine left though, and with some serious added boost via a pair of HKS GT 2835 turbochargers, it makes well over 1000bhp.

The Legendary V12-Powered Top Secret Toyota Supra Is Being Auctioned

Now we’ll deal with the ‘reputation’ bit. Kazuhiko ‘Smokey’ Nagata - the founder of Top Secret, who very much lives up to his nickname - brought the car to the UK in 1999, where he thought he’d see how fast he could get it. At 4am. On the A1M motorway.

The Legendary V12-Powered Top Secret Toyota Supra Is Being Auctioned

The aim was 200mph, and thanks to wet conditions Smokey fell short, but only just - he still managed 197mph. Shortly after he was pulled over by the police, who understandably took a dim view of the early-morning high-speed run. Nagata was arrested and swiftly deported.

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So it’s a seriously fast, highly unique car with one hell of a back-story. And if you’ve the cash, you could own it: it’s up for auction in Japan next month. It looks a little different than it did during the infamous A1M run thanks to the fitting of Top Secret’s ‘Super G Force’ high speed lift-killing bodykit, which it used to great effect in 2008 on the Nardo Ring when it clocked 222.6mph. Just in case the car didn’t already have the history box well and truly ticked.

We’re intrigued to see what it’ll go for…


redflamexfire(R32 squad)

it’s sweet!

12/18/2017 - 15:50 |
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I remember my dad once told me about this.

12/18/2017 - 16:04 |
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Rahul 1


12/18/2017 - 16:20 |
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Toyota are doing just fine, what are you talking about? The LFA was pretty much the only time they ever made a supercar(with the possible exception of the 2000gt), and they have plenty of other wonderful sedans and gran tourers under the Lexus marque. Sure, they aren’t making hellcat power, but there’s not much reason for them to do so.

12/18/2017 - 19:39 |
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I’m curious as to why he came here to drive on the A1M? He could of gone America where they have some insanely long straight dry roads ? Without any police in sight ?

12/18/2017 - 16:23 |
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In reply to by Jopel

He actually came here for a magazine shoot

12/18/2017 - 16:55 |
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During the a1 run it was a Rb26DETT swapped and was producing 850+hp and as far as I know the original one was sold. This is a different Supra built from scratch and made its way of winning 2005 Tokyo Auto Salon and thrashing the nardo ring with 378kmph.
This Supra is a legendary one as it has been seen repeatedly braking speed limits at wangan highway and has been featured in numerous magazines and most particularly in Video option.

12/18/2017 - 16:32 |
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Joshua Persaud (Wagon/Estate Squad) (Sleeper Squad) I need a

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Wait, why RB26DETT swap a Supra? The only way that’s acceptable is if the previous owner blew up the original engine.

12/19/2017 - 02:51 |
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Nishant Dash

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Ikr, this is not the same one as the one that broke records in UK

12/19/2017 - 02:54 |
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Robert Gracie

Isnt that Smokey Nagatas car that did 200mph (or attempted to) on the M25, wasnt that car thrown out with Smokey out of the UK when the police caught him…..

12/18/2017 - 17:58 |
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Robert Gracie

Now try and imagine Smokey Nagata doing 200mph in Switzerland, they would have a huge fit and ban all Japanese cars in a nanosecond!

12/18/2017 - 18:03 |
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Yeah! Here in America those cops would have ripped the driver out of the car and tossed him on the ground so quickly!

12/18/2017 - 20:37 |
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Switzerland is a joke, i had 34kmh to much between geneva and lausanne at 2am alone on autobahn, with french plates. 650€ (in france it would be 90 or 135€ are you crazy guys ???) but most important, i was a french student, they knew it because i had to go in front of a judge, so they knew it happened in march, and in france summer holiday are from 4/5 july to 4/5 september, ant this idiots said i am not allowed to drive in switzerland from october to november (useless, i cant go, i work) but the worst was… They said if i disagree i can ask to change the date where im not allowed to drive… Seriously switzerland, do you have no balls ? According To their law i am a “criminal” and they still let me the choice ?

12/19/2017 - 04:03 |
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Most countries: You were driving too fast heres a ticket you can pay it or fight it in court.

12/22/2017 - 13:27 |
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Joe Groholske

Its depressing to know that this will fall into the wrong hands, and won’t have another mile on its clock.

12/18/2017 - 19:05 |
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Sir Wafel (WhyBeAre of CT) (Multipla Squad) (propane)

Wait, this car was built in the 90s, rght? Unless snce then pretty much everything was replaced, this car will explode or sth

12/18/2017 - 20:36 |
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Soni Redx (MD Squad Leader) (Subie Squad Leader)


12/18/2017 - 21:09 |
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