Subtlety is something I'm a great fan of. I have always been in the "less is more" school of thought and appreciate any car that follows simple guidelines. Substance is far more important I always say, and the car I have for you here is an example that fits both bills perfectly. Mizota-san of Revolfe has over the years created some of the most powerful machines to hit the wangan and with our theme for this month being Speed, this is one car that deserved to be shown.
Built for a customer, the main aim of this car was to travel very fast in a straight line…
…which meant lots of power in order to be competitive among other true wangan racers. Not wishing to attract a lot of attention the owner kept the exterior clean and functional choosing a Ridox front bumper and a Varis carbon hood.
Things are a little bit more extreme at the rear with the TRD rear spoiler and the Abflug carbon rear diffuser, both parts essential in keeping the car stable at high speeds. And when I say high speeds, I mean serious numbers!
Revolfe has collaborated with Abflug for a long time, using their aero parts on many of their customer cars.
At the heart of this wangan Supra is a fully rebuilt and balanced 2JZ, force fed by 1.8 bar of Trust T88-33D fury.
The T88 dumps spent gasses into the ø 90 mm front pipe and titanium exhaust system of the same diameter, both parts made by Revolfe. An HKS external wastegate keeps boost levels under control. The fuel system has been rebuilt from scratch using twin Bosh external pumps feeding the six 800 cc/min injectors. This 2JZ develops 700 PS, pushing the Supra to a top speed of over 340 km/h when hitting the rev-limiter in sixth gear.
You can just about see the Yokohama Bay Bridge in the background, part of the wangan, or Bayshore route, a fitting backdrop to say the least.
The big bore Revolfe titanium exhaust system is very straight, just what you need when running serious power in a turbocharged car.
If you are regular on the wangan that little plaque above the lights should be taken very seriously!
The simple wrap-around cockpit of the JZX80 has been adorned with countless gauges and electronic modules helping keep an eye on the pumped 2JZ.
The glove box has been converted into a secondary instrument pod, decked out with a triplet of Defi gauges, an HKS V-Cam controller, an HKS EVC boost controller and the HKS F-Con V Pro ECU. There is even a Blitz Power Meter iD to get additional telemetry from the engine. Two more Defi gauges have found a home on the A-pillar while the final one, reading boost, has taken the place of one of the centeral air vents. The interior is finished off with TRD meters and Recaro seats.
The white on white look has been achieved thanks to Volk Racing TE37s, 9J up front and 9.5J at the rear. Sticky Bridgestone Potenza RE-01Rs are the choice for any serious street racer.
Would you want to pull 340 km/h on a highway without having a serious braking system? The massive Brembo 8-pot anchors are straight off a Ferrari Enzo and bite down on 2-piece, slotted ø 380 mm discs. The rear brakes have been upgraded with Lotus 4-pot calipers. With a top of the line braking set-up like this the owner wanted something as impressive on the suspension side of things too, precisely why Revolfe fitted Sachs adjustable dampers.
Here is the Revolve Supra on the highway above Yokohama-city, with the Landmark Tower (Japan's tallest building) visible in the background. I have one more Revolfe car to show you guys, something even more subtle than this JZX80. Make sure you don't miss it!
-Dino Dalle Carbonare