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12 March 2019

New Supra gets 2JZ heart transplant

By Mitchell TulkMitchell Tulk
The project only took 42 days to complete! (image credit: Daigo Saito)

There’s been a handful of photoshopped pictures floating around the internet of a 2JZ sitting in the engine bay of the Mark V Supra.

So, it was only a matter of time until someone actually performed this engine swap and Daigo Saito of Fat Five Racing is the first person in the world to make this dream a reality. And it only took him six weeks.

The Japanese drifter is ditching the BMW in-line six for Toyota’s infamous 3.0-litre unit that made a generation of youngsters fall in love with the sports car.

  • That didn't take long... (image credit: Daigo Saito) That didn't take long... (image credit: Daigo Saito)
  • Fat bottomed girls, you make the rockin' world go 'round. (image credit: Daigo Saito) Fat bottomed girls, you make the rockin' world go 'round. (image credit: Daigo Saito)
  • The final product looks mint. (image credit: Daigo Saito) The final product looks mint. (image credit: Daigo Saito)

Bolted to the 2JZ is a HKS turbo, which is expected to boost power to 597kW and unlike the new Supra, this beast will be a manual.

Saito will debut his drift-spec Supra GR at the D1 Grand Prix held on March 23-24 in Odaiba, Tokyo.

Should Toyota bring back the 2JZ? Let us know in the comments.