HKS Toyota GR Supra drift car revealed, gets 2JZ conversion (video)

Renowned Japanese tuner and performance parts manufacturer, HKS, has revealed its latest project; a jaw-dropping Toyota GR Supra drift car, complete with HKS livery and a wide-body aero kit. Oh, it also has a 2JZ engine conversion.

This is about as good as it gets for the aftermarket tuning possibilities for the new GR Supra. While the factory-fitted BMW B58 3.0-litre turbo inline six engine is a great unit and perfectly fitting for the revived Supra, the old 2JZ 3.0-litre twin-turbo inline six is the holy grail of engines when it comes to tuning.

HKS hasn’t just fitted a standard 2JZ, though. It is a heavily worked engine featuring a HKS GTIII-4R turbocharger, HKS cams, and a HKS 3.4L stroker kit. There’s also a carbon fibre intake chamber, and many other custom bits and pieces. The result is 515kW (700PS) and 884Nm, which seems about perfect for a drift car.

It doesn’t stop there. HKS has also developed a unique Hipermax SPL suspension package for the GR Supra to ensure the handling is super-responsive when drifting. There’s also a set of Advan five-spoke wheels in traditional white, along with a stripped out interior with bucket seats, a racing steering wheel, and custom dash and centre console.

The project was put together in partnership between HKS and Toyota. And in fact HKS received one of the first models so it could start work on the project.

A demonstration of its performance is scheduled to take place at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, which runs from July 4-9, later this week. If you can’t make it over to the UK for the event, you can check out the shakedown test video below.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.