P apadakis Racing from Carson, California is not known to mess: The performance screwdrivers have already fitted a Toyota Corolla with a 1,000 hp engine. Now they are doing the same with the new Toyota Supra.
Drift world champion as driver
The founder and owner of Papadakis Racing is Stephan Papadakis, who has been in the US motorsport scene since the 1990s is active. First with front-wheel drive racers, now with rear-wheel drive machines and all-wheel drives for off-road races. Papadakis wants to convert the Toyota GR Supra into a drift car. The Norwegian professional drifter Fredric Aasbø has already been chosen as the driver. He is part of the Papadakis Racing team and won the Formula Drift Championship in 2015. Aasbø is also the driver of the 1,000 PS Corolla mentioned above. He started his career as a private driver on the previous version of the Supra.
Striking Competition outfit
The car shown is still a rendering of the Automotive-Art- Artist Jon Sibal . The widebody conversion with large wheel arch extensions and correspondingly far outside wheels with negative camber are noticeable. The yellow Rockstar Energy paintwork matches the drift monster, the front hood is painted matt black, which reduces possible glare for the driver.
Power from the modified series engine
Suspensions and brakes specially adapted to the requirements of the competition car are used under the sheet metal. The racing team's specialists are thoroughly overhauling the drive train - after all, they are getting the 1,000 hp from the 3.0-liter six-cylinder production engine of the Supra (engine series B58) supplied by BMW.