The Toyota Supra might be one of the famously tune-able vehicles ever made. Toyota’s historical past ‘JZ’ line of engines have all the time been able to making simply gobs and gobs of energy, on account of their inherent power and sturdiness. Now, although, the brand new Supra now not makes use of a 1JZ or 2JZ however as a substitute makes use of a BMW B58 engine. Nonetheless a turbocharged inline-six, but it surely speaks German this time. It has some Supra fans frightened, although. Can the BMW B58 put out anyplace close to as a lot energy because the older 2JZ they know and love? The parents at Papadakis Racing determined to seek out out.
Papadakis Racing is a legendary racing group in Method Drift and builds among the craziest drift vehicles on the planet. So once they determined to get a Toyota Supra and pull its B58 engine to see what it’s made out of, we took discover.
On this new video, Stephan Papadakis, the proprietor of the racing group, does a whole engine tear-down of the BMW B58 engine to see the way it’s made and to get an concept of how a lot energy it might probably make. Their purpose is to make 1,000 hp out of this engine and you’ll’t do this with out doing a full engine tear-down and changing/strengthening a bunch of elements. What’s fascinating is simply how sturdy the BMW B58 engine appears to be, although. Whereas it’s clearly nonetheless going to wish some beefing up, Papadakis appears to assume that its block and crankshaft are already a lot robust.
He additionally appears genuinely impressed with a number of the tech constructed into the engine. Sure options like having an intercooler constructed into each the consumption manifold and the throttle physique had been very fascinating. Additionally, how the exhaust manifold is type of internally constructed and solely two pipes come out from it, into the turbocharger meeting. There’s a number of fascinating engineering happening with the B58 engine and it would clarify why it’s such an excellent engine to make use of.
In case you like mechanics, this can be a nice video. I wish to wrench alone vehicles myself a bit and, whereas I don’t have anyplace close to the smarts to take a whole engine aside and put all of it again collectively, this video fascinated me. So test it out.