You didn’t think Daigo Saito’s A90 drift car would be the only 2JZ-powered Supra, did you? We’re already on our third - the second being a car fielded by Saito’s fellow D1 GP drifter Kawabata Masato - with this latest effort coming from HKS.
The Japanese company - which supplied to parts to both previous 2JZ A90 Supra efforts - has revealed its own entry into this new tuning niece ahead of a public debut at next weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. There, it will slide its way up the famous hill climb with official HKS driver Nobuteru Taniguchi at the helm.
The setup sounds quite similar to Saito’s car. The 2JZ-GTE in this one has the same 3.4-litre HKS enlargement kit and an HKS GTIII-4R turbocharger. Power is slightly lower at just under 700bhp, but that’ll be plenty for Taniguchi-san to light up the rearmost Yokohama Advan A052 tyres while he’s sitting in the Bride driver’s seat.
The HKS A90 drift monster sits on Hipermax dampers and has been given a dramatic wide-arch conversion. The finishing touch is a giant rear wing.
We can’t imagine there’s a whole lot of stock A90 Supra left in there, but who cares when the resulting car looks like this?
The point of all this, HKS says, is to inspire others to do something similar. This A90 is “a car that we hope would be a great example and become a good reference point for others,” the company explained in its press release.
If you want to see it in the metal, we suggest you get yourself down to the Goodwood FoS, which runs from Thursday 4 July to 7 July. Failing that, we’re sure it’ll be drifting around other events soon.