• A Rolls-Royce Phantom With a Supra 2JZ Swap Actually Exists

This 2JZ-powered Rolls Royce Phantom is weirdly cool and unique

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In the car world, there are certain things that are considered highly unusual or even taboo. For example, LS-swapping a Ferrari 250 GTO or stancing-out a Bugatti Chiron would be considered a criminal offense by many car enthusiasts. It seems, in Japan, many of these things don’t matter. In fact, Japanese car enthusiasts strongly believe that the more a car reflects the driver’s personality, the better. Edward Skvortsov’s YouTube channel showcases one such car and this one might surprise you with its weirdness.

A Rolls-Royce Phantom With a Supra 2JZ Swap Actually Exists
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The owner of this Rolls Royce Phantom did something very unusual with it. He bought the Phantom in 2009 and has been using it regularly, since then. Being a car enthusiast, he enjoys driving, as well as modifying his cars. Moreover, he explains how he never fixes cars with OEM parts, but instead upgrades.

The original 6.75-liter V-12 gave out and the owner decided to do an engine swap.
A Rolls-Royce Phantom With a Supra 2JZ Swap Actually Exists
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He did what any sensible man would do and put one of the most over-engineered Japanese engines ever made – the 2JZ GTE. It wasn’t a stock 2JZ either. According to the owner, the engine produced around 700 horsepower, which later went up to 900 – significantly more than the stock engine’s 460 horsepower. The reasoning behind this engine swap is that the Japanese inline-six unit is stronger than the stock Rolls Royce V-12. Moreover, there’s tremendous aftermarket support, so finding parts is easy.

A Rolls-Royce Phantom With a Supra 2JZ Swap Actually Exists
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Upon opening the front hood, you immediately notice how much emptier the engine bay is. The 3.0-liter engine, we are used to seeing in the Toyota Supra is much smaller than the enormous 6.75-liter V-12 lump that is the original engine. The most impressive thing, however, is how composed the big Rolls feels, even when powered by the much livelier and rev-happy (compared to the original V-12) JDM power plant. Only when you hear the familiar 2JZ engine note, you realize this isn’t your typical Phantom. Nevertheless, it still carries itself with grace and style, like the British luxury barge that it is.

Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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