Papadakis Racing’s 1000-HP Toyota Supra Is Coming Up Nicely
Not quite there yet, but so far, the progress is heftyby Tudor Rus, on LISTEN 02:18
The name Papadakis Racing popped up on many tuning aficionados’ radars when the team signalled its intentions of boosting the 3.0-liter BMW-sourced straight-six engine of the new 2020 Supra to in excess of 1,000 horsepower.
Not an easy task, to say the least, but with the right expertise and lots of work, bumping up the new Supra’s power output to a level that would make its predecessor proud is actually attainable.
Can the new 2020 Supra be tweaked to produce 1,000+ HP?
Papadakis Racing surely thinks so. Stephan Papadakis, the man behind all this, told Digital Trends that although he has limited experience on an engine dyno, he was lucky “to have Mountune so close: they have a 1,500 horsepower capable dyno, and it’s five minutes from our shop.” By the way, you might know Mountune for their tuning work on the likes of Ford Focus/Fiesta and Volkswagen Golf.
The latest updates on Papadakis Racing’s endeavor comes via BMW Blog, who reports that the team has upgraded the B58 turbocharged engine and ran the first dyno tests to measure wheel horsepower after the mill received new pistons and connecting rods as well as “aerospace-grade electronics.”
For the big picture’s sake, the bog-standard S85 engine found inside the 2020 Toyota GR Supra cranks out 335 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque routed to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. In this setup, the GR Supra needs 4.1 seconds to clear the 0-60 mph interval.
|Engine||3.0-liter twin-scroll turbo, six cylinders|
|0-60 mph||4.1 seconds|
|Top speed||155 mph|
As it turns out, Papadakis Racing managed to get a 750-horsepower reading on the dyno at the wheels with just 25 psi of boost.
That’s not a small feat, regardless of how you look at it.
However, Papadakis Racing’s performance goal resides in the region of 1,033 horsepower and 908 pound-feet of torque, extracted under 42 psi of boost offered by the newly installed Borg Warner EFR 9280 turbocharger.