Toyota Supra Replica
A comparison between what we know of the movie car and awhat we have done to ours.
The Toyota Supra that Brian O'Connor drives and ultimatley gives to Dominic Torretto is a MK4 Aerotop. he Supra in the movie was a left hand drive, whilst we love to be as acurate as possible to the movie getting a RHD just seemed to make more sense. There have only ever been 600 MK4 supras sold in the UK and only a small portion of those were actually the Aerotop model. They are becoming increasingly rare to find especcialy in good condtion to use as a base car. Ours unfortunatley is not the Aerotop, but we are on the look for one to make a new replica from.
There have only ever been 2 variations on the engine in the MK4 supra. The straight 6 NA 3ltr and the rwin turbo version of the same car.
The movie car claims to have a twin turbo charges motor, although there have been a number of reports to say that it was just a single turbo charged version. There were only ever a small number of Twin Turbo manual aerotops ever sold and these were all LHD.
Ours again is the lesser NA enging and is manual, plans were going to be made to convert it tol the 6 speed twin turbo but have rethought our plans and will wait until we get the aerotop body to do this transfer.
This picture shows waht the movie car had installed as far as we can acuratly confirm. As our car is the European import the 420a engine was not availble. So we are currentley runniong with the 4G63 N/A engine. Our other eclipse is the FWD 4G63T engine. Our Engine bay still needs a bit orf work to make it look really prsentable and some custom hoses will be on order soon along with a polished valve cover. Some Higer performance HT leads along with a new air intake are on the list of projects for the engine bay.
Wheels can really make the car what it is. The ones on the original movie car were the Lenso S7 or the Axis Se7en wheels and hey were 18". Anyone following us on facebook will know that we have litterally looked every where in the worl for a correct set of wheels for the car. As ours currentley sits on Evo 8 wheels. We found a set of 17" after months of looking we found a set of 17" wheels but didnt quite sit right on the car. We then noticed that the Honda Civic FN2 wheels were extremly close to the design. There was also the option for the newer verion of the Lenso S7 called the Lenso S73 although this did have a deeper dish and again didn't quite look correct. So we purhcased a set of Civic FN2 wheels and had them compleltey refurbished.
The day after they were picked up we fianlly found a set of the original Lenso S7 wheels in 18*. Oddly enough these were brand new and in origianl boxes! No question about buying them, purchased and paid for within seconds of finding them. Although they have not yet been fitted to the car.
Body Kit & Exterior
The closet body kit i can find to the movie car is called the "blits" part number "FK97MEBZ". Comes complete with side skirts 2GB front bumper and also rear bumper. In addition to the body kit there is the non functional roof scoop which appears to be a custom design. Plus dont forget to add teh ARP spoiler to finish off the back end. There is also a pair of external bonnet catches normally used in race/ rally cars. The movie car also had all windows (excluding windscreen) tinted. The wing mirrors on the car were also non - standard. There is of course many vynl decals on the car which really does make the car stand out and be a true on of a kind.
Our car carries all of the external modifations that are on the movie car, although our roof scoop is slightlty different and we do not have the external bonnext catches and the wing mirros on our car are standard. We still have to tint the windows i nthe car and will be doing so as soon as we have finished with the interior mods. The decals are as close as possible and we have made the addition of one more decal in tribute to Paul Walker.
Our Other Cars
Toyota Supra Replica From The First Movie Read more
Dom's Mazda RX7 from the First Movie Read more
Our current project car is also a mitsubishi eclipse. Read more