The Toyota Supra has been a mainstay in the world of drifting for some time and the new MKV A90 Supra is ready to make its mark on the 2020 Formula D Season. Papadakis Racing, a Toyota Factory Formula D team had massive success in the past using Scion TCs and Toyota Corollas as their starting point, but this year the team is making a switch to the A90 Supra.
The creativity of the Papadakis Racing team was able to turn front-wheel-drive economy cars into a world-beating drift cars, and we’re excited to see how successful they are with a vehicle designed to be a sports car from the beginning.
The first thing that strikes you about this modified Supra is the widebody kit that includes flared rear and wheel arches to allow for the fitment of aftermarket wheels while also providing the driver with enough steering angle to hold the perfect drift. These new arches drastically alter the stance of the Japanese sports car and make it that much more aggressive. A Rockstar Energy Drink yellow and black livery has also been applied.
To document the build of their 1033 horsepower Toyota Supra Drift Car, the Papadakis Racing team lead by Steph Papadakis created a multi-part YouTube series. There you can find enthralling videos documenting the stock engine teardown, new engine rebuild, stock supra tear down, and then the push for the final build.