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Brilliant Red

Written by : Posted on December 6, 2011 : 3 Comments

It’s been close to twenty years since the MKIV Supra was first introduced, yet it remains among my favorite cars of all time. The sexy curves of this timeless design just keeps looking better and better as the time goes by. The owner of this clean Supra is Michael Nguyen from New York, and I think he’s really done a superb job of making it look this good. It started naturally aspirated and then went on to getting a single turbo conversion. Soon the engine modding became an addiction, but it was the exterior that was in desperate need of some work.

Eventually the numerous dents and scratches acquired throughout the years took a toll on the body. Michael decided to change things a bit and painted the car Brilliant Red, the color coming from an Audi. A set of HKS Hipermax II coilovers was the suspension of choice to give it a functional, yet clean, drop all around. Michael says he has two sets of wheels, both of them CCW. These are CCW SP16A 19×8.5f and 19x10r, the other set are CCW Classics 18×10.5f and 18x12r.

It isn’t over yet for this bad boy though, over the winter it will get some extra engine goodies, a new turbo, and a tune. Once it’s done, Michael expects to make around 700hp. Now that makes this Supra come together perfectly, what a beauty!

Special thanks to Evano Gucciardo for sharing his photography skills and bringing us this feature.

Modifications
Engine
2jzGE Stock block and head
525cc Denso Injectors
3mm HeadGasket to lower compression
Arp Headstud
K&N intake
67mm Precision Turbo
Boostlogic 3″ midpipe to HKS 3.5″ Exhaust(hi-power)
Single Walbro 255lph fuel pump
Jun Cam gears
Apexi Safc2
HKS Vpc
Tial 38mm wastegate
Greddy Type S bov

Exterior
Wings West Front lip

Wheels & Tires
CCW SP16A – F19x8.5 R19x10
Hankook Ventus Sport K104s 275/30/19 rears 245/35/19 fronts.

Suspension
HKS Hipermax II

ICE
Pioneer avh4200dvd
JL C2 component speakers all around
Single JL w6v2 running off a JL 500w

Photography by Evano Gucciardo
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