• This Supercharged 2JZ-Swapped Toyota 86 Is Your Personal Burnout Jesus

Light Toyota frame plus tough Toyota engine gets you clouds of tire smoke

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Before the new Supra arrived, Toyota’s solely purpose-built sports car was the 86 (or GT86 or FT86 or Subaru BRZ or Scion FR-S, if you wish). In the U.S., the 2020 86 makes 200 or 205 horsepower and 151 or 156 pound-feet of torque depending on which gearbox you pick, so while it’s not oozing power, the 86 has other aces up its sleeves.

For example, the 86 is agile and overall a hoot to drive but, for some, a nimble RWD car that doesn’t need to be driven fast to generate quite the thrills simply doesn’t do the trick. Take this nice chap from Australia, for example.

This Supercharged 2JZ-Swapped Toyota 86 Is Your Personal Burnout Jesus
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Josh Armstrong took a perfectly working 2014 Toyota 86 and Frankenstein-ed it with a blown 2JZ Supra engine. The reason: ‘he wanted to do something different and out of the box.’ Fair play, Josh, fair play.

The general idea behind the project was quite simple: take a lightweight Toyota platform - hence the use of the 86, add a tough Toyota engine - hence the iconic 2JZ, and make it muscle. And what screams muscle better than a big-ass supercharger coming out of the hood? That’s right, pretty much nothing else.


Speaking of the blower, it is a TBS 6-71 race supercharger. Other additions include a mechanical Enderle fuel system that runs on methanol and most importantly, it is all part of car that Josh built himself, with, of course, a little bit of outside help. Some mods quickly ensued:

‘We cut the whole rear end out up to the original rear seats – which it still has – and replaced it with a shortened nine-inch diff and ladder bar.’
This Supercharged 2JZ-Swapped Toyota 86 Is Your Personal Burnout Jesus
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However, the car actually runs on the standard front suspension and standard brakes but that’s not why we brought you here. You’re here because this 2JZ-swapped Toyota 86 can rip a mean burnout. And by mean we mean the type that’s capable of causing flight delays due to the sheer amount of smoke that comes out of the rear tires. Which, we guess, are also screeching their rubber out but we can’t hear it because of THAT engine sound.

Oh, and the dyno reading on power says 430 horses, which is not bad at all considering that the standard Aussie-spec Toyota 86 makes do with 204 horsepower. Heck, it now packs more than double the factory oomph.

Check it out in the video below:

Tudor Rus
Tudor Rus
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Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read full bio
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