After seeing a widebody JZA80 at Fuji Speedway last month for the HKS Premium Day I was instantly reminded of this Abflug-Curve Supra I shot a few years back. To this day it is one of the most extreme body conversions I have seen, along with another mega-wide Abflug JZA80 I snapped years ago. You can always count on the guys at Abflug to shock and come up with unique designs with this particular GT-05 kit taking inspiration from the Supras that used to race in the JGTC championship, now known as the Super GT.
It was Amemiya-san at Curve that originally told me about this car, which belonged to his customer. Curve has for years collaborated with Abflug, Amemiya-san being the designer of some of their kits like one of their latest projects for the ZZW30 MR-S, which transforms the little Toyota into a Porsche Carrera GT look-alike. Having seen a couple of snaps of this particular car I arranged to meet the owner on a deserted wharf close to Kisarazu, on the Chiba side of the Aqua Line,
Seeing this car for the first time I was instantly impressed with the overall fit and finish of the body parts, highlighted in many areas with glossy carbon fiber. Amemiya was the one that fitted the kit but due to some extra requests from the owner had to carry out a few modifications. A small section of the wider front fender had to be cut out in order to accommodate the Curve door-conversion…
…which allows the doors to be opened conventionally but also be pushed upwards in true show-car style.
The interior could be described as well accessorized, the owner not wanting to go without anything, from color matched Recaro seats and Momo steering wheels…
…to GReddy and Blitz gauges.
In place of the passenger side airbag an additional LCD screen was fitted used to display the signal from the Pioneer DVD player, something that was done to keep the girlfriend entertained during long journeys.
The Abflug GT-05 conversion was joined by a TRD hood, and carbon fiber Craft Sqaure mirrors further adding to the GT-look.
An HKS intercooler and hard pipe kit was fitted along with an HKS F-Con V Pro ECU, custom mapped to get the most out of the stock 2JZ. The TRD strut tower bar keeps the chassis rigid up front.
The angular rear overfenders are riveted into position and prolong all the way to the rear end where they form…
…a pair of air outlets. Achieving a true race-car look at the back is the cut out lower section of the stock bumper which was done to house the carbon fiber diffuser. You can see the Amuse R1 titanium exhaust peaking out from the left corner.
The car definitely has tons of presence and as the owner explained gets tons of looks when he drives around in the city.
Wheels of choice are 18-inch Volk Racing TE37s, 8.5J up front and 9.5J at the rear wrapped in Advan Neova rubber.
The next step in the project was to get some more power from the engine, something that is definitely needed to match the outrageous looks the exterior exhibits! I’m not sure if the original owner is still in possession of this Supra, or if the engine work was carried out. Nonetheless a pretty stunning creation!
-Dino Dalle Carbonare