The drifting champion Ryan Tuerck is engine swapping his new Toyota GR Supra. But this isn’t just any engine swap. No, this is a Judd V10, a Formula 1 engine that revs to 11,000rpm and it’s replacing the BMW straight-6 that currently resides under the car’s hood.
Nicknamed the ‘Formula Supra’, it will be powered by an engine with serious racing heritage. The company, a British firm called Engine Developments, was founded in 1971 by John Dudd and Sir Jack Brabham – you may recognise that name – and has been building these engines for over 30 years. Variations of this engine have been used in Formula 1 cars for almost ten years, and this GV4 is no different.
It comes in at 4.0-litres, and while weighing only 145kg it’s able to produce a ridiculous 730 horsepower with the limiter set to 11,000rpm. And it’s cost-effective, too (for a race engine) with it only needing rebuilds every 2,000 miles or so. This engine, powering this Supra, will make the car one hell of a competitor in whatever it turns its hand to, and it’s certainly going to e the most interesting. 2JZ? Meh, we’re at the next level now.
The video above teases a 14-part series that will take place on Ryan’s YouTube channel, with the first being released 18 October. Make sure you go and subscribe, because this will be a series you won’t want to miss.