“Nice car. What’s the retail on of one of those?” asks Paul from this very Toyota Supra, to the driver of the Ferrari F335 Spider that had rolled alongside for an impromptu drag race.
“More than you can afford pal..Ferrari” retorts the obnoxious, affluent douche of an owner.
“Smoke him” goes Vin Diesel sitting beside Paul in the Supra. As revs rose and the lights turned green, Paul follows Vin’s cue, dumps the clutch, and the heavily modified Supra leaves the Ferrari in the weeds.
That scene from the The Fast and the Furious (2001) gets every petrol-head worth his/her salt right in the feels. Here it is :
That Toyota Supra is now going under the hammer at US based Mecum Auctions, who will be auctioning off the car at their 28th Original Spring Classic 2015 event from May 12-17. The car in question is a highly customized example from 1993. Built by mechanic Eddie Paul at The Shark Shop in El Segundo, California, this Supra is powered by a 2JZ-GE, 3.0-liter inline-6 engine producing 220 horsepower, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. That’s not exactly Ferrari beating statistics, but by the twin Holley Performance nitrous oxide (NOS) bottles mounted in the rear compartment assure time warping bursts.
Other go-faster additions include a heavy-duty suspension, a full roll cage, competition seats, a Jaz Products fuel cell, a Bomex body kit along with an APR wing, and Dazz alloy wrapped with with Yokohama rubber. A fiery orange paint job and wild graphics by Modern Image of San Diego, complete the whole Fast and Furious scheme of things.
However, more than one versions of this vehicle were built, including a hero car for close-up scenes and others designed and built to perform the actual stunts. This Supra was featured even in the final race sequence, and eventually becomes Vin’s “10 second car”. Since it bore the late Paul Walker’s touch, and tears from #OneLastRide haven’t completely dried up yet, this Supra will attract a great deal of attention.