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Customer Cars: Shawn's Toyota Supra has over 1000bhp!

Customer Cars: Shawn’s Toyota Supra has over 1000bhp!
Sophie Cloud
  • On October 5, 2018

This extensively modified Toyota Supra belongs to our customer, Shawn. It’s a 1994 UK spec. Originally, it had a 3.0 litre twin-turbo but now it has a 3.4 litre single turbo engine. And guess what? It’s currently running at 1020.6bhp at 1.9 bar but will soon be running at 2.2/2.3 bar (with an estimated 1150bhp) with a final tune. Let’s just let that sink in for a minute…

Having owned the car for nearly 4 years (since January 2015), Shawn is confident in saying that this car has been his all-time favourite to drive. In his own words: “My favourite car to drive, has to be this car. I’ve always been in the tuner scene, where I would rather create my car than just buy it, so supercars have never really interested me. Fortunately, I’m finally in a place where I’m lucky enough to have built my dream spec Supra.”

The really long list of modifications…

Engine Spec:

  • BC 3.4Ltr Crank Shaft
  • Manley “tuff” Con Rods
  • Manley Pistons 86.5mm
  • Full set King Race Bearings
  • Billet Main Caps
  • Billet Tensioner
  • BC Billet Oil Pump Drive
  • ARP Main Studs
  • Machining work on Cylinder Head
  • Port and Polishing of Head
  • GSC Beehive Valve Spring Kit
  • GSC Intake Valves
  • GSC Exhaust Valves
  • GSC Viton Valve Stem Seals
  • Shimless Buckets
  • GSC Stage 2 274 Cams
  • ARP Head Studs 625+
  • HKS Timing Belt
  • HKS Adjustable Cam Pulleys
  • TRD Engine Mounts

Toyota Supra

Turbocharger and induction:

  • Garrett GTX4202R Turbo (1.28A/R)
  • 4″ Custom Downpipe
  • BoostLogic Manifold
  • HKS 60mm Wastegate
  • ETS 5″ Front Mount Intercooler
  • 5″ Intake Pipe with K&N Air Filter
  • Screamer Pipe
  • Fuel, Tuning & ECU
  • Syvecs S6 ECU
  • Toucan
  • Whifbitz Fuel Rail
  • FIC 1650cc Injectors
  • 3 x Walbro 450lph 485 Fuel Pumps (E85 Compatible)
  • Powerhouse Racing Triple Fuel Pump Hanger
  • Braided Teflon Fuel Lines
  • Fuellab FPR
  • Syvecs FlexFuel Sensor
  • Jun Based Inlet Manifold with Q45 90mm Throttle Body
  • Aluminium Radiator
  • Side Mounted Oil Cooler
  • Side Mounted Power Steering Cooler
  • Boot Battery Relocation (2 Batteries on Isolator Switches)
  • Transmission & Drivetrain:
  • V160 6 Speed Manual
  • RPS Carbon Triple plate clutch
  • SRD Propshaft
  • SRD Billet Big Diff Casing
  • Polyurethane Rear Diff Mounts


  • Boostlogic 4″ exhaust
  • Wheels/Tyres/Suspension/Brakes:
  • 2 x Rota GTR-D Wheels in White (18x10et35)
  • 2 x Michelin Pilot Sport 4 Tyres (265/35/18)
  • 2 x Rota GTR-D Wheels in White (18x12et20)
  • 2 x Toyo R888 Tyres (315/30/18)
  • 2 x Weld RT-S S71P Wheels in White (15×10.33et21)
  • 2 x M&H RaceMaster Tyres (325/50/15)
  • Driftworks Rear Camber Arms
  • Driftworks Rear Traction Rods
  • Driftworks Rear Toe Rods
  • K Sport 356mm 8 Pot Front Brakes
  • J Spec Rear brakes
  • Whiteline Front and Rear Anti Roll-Bar Kit
  • Goodridge Braided Brake lines
  • Aragosta Coilovers
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  • Ridox Front Bumper
  • Carbon Front Bumper Canards
  • Carbon Front Bumper Splitter
  • Ridox Wide Front Fenders +30mm
  • Ridox Wide Rear Fenders +50mm Fully Blended
  • Ridox Side Skirts (Carbon lower section)
  • Carbon GT Rear Spoiler
  • Carbon Air Diverters
  • Carbon Exhaust surround
  • UK Spec Bonnet with Additional Custom Vents
  • LED Front Indicators
  • LED Rear Lights
  • UK Glass Xenon Headlights
  • Hydro dipped Door Handle Backings
  • Carbon Door Sills
  • Brake Calipers Painted Rosso Red with Supra Logo’s
  • Aerial Removed and Smoothed Over
  • Likwidart Badges on Rear
  • Personal Numberplate

Interior & ICE:

  • Full Interior Re-trim in Oxblood Red & Black Leather
  • Recaro Speed Seats (Re-trimmed)
  • TRD Steering Wheel (Re-trimmed)
  • Carpet Dye’d Black
  • Carbon Door Sills
  • Carbon Upper Glovebox
  • Carbon Centre Console Lid
  • Carbon Ashtray Lid
  • Greddy Fuel Pressure Gauge
  • Greddy Oil Pressure Gauge
  • Sparco Gear Knob
  • Metal Monkey Dials
  • Blue LED Instrument Conversion
  • Polished Dash Rings
  • JVC KW-V51BT Double Din Head Unit
  • 2 x Vibe QB69 6×9’s
  • 2 x Vibe BlackHex 69 6×9’s
  • JBL Amplifier
  • Custom Built Boot Install

Toyota Supra

Engine Bay Dressup:

  • Engine Bay Smoothed
  • Carbon Spark Plug Cover
  • GReddy clear cam pulley cover
  • Carbon Engine Bay Box’s
  • Carbon Bonnet Damper Kit
  • Carbon Scuttle Panel
  • Polished Cusco Strut Brace
  • Polished Oil Cap
  • Polished Radiator Plinth with Supra Logo
  • Polished Alternator
  • Polished Fuse Box Lid CoverPolished Relay Box Lid Cover
  • Polished Fan Surround

Security Devices:

  • Clifford Alarm (Thatcham Approved)
  • SmarTrak tracker (Thatcham Approved)
  • Dash Cameras (Front Facing & Cabin Facing)

Note: we can’t stress enough how important security features are in cars, especially cars as heavily modified as Shawn’s. From an insurance perspective, Thatcham approved devices are ones in which we would recommend to customers who are enquiring about what type of device to get.

Now I think we can all agree – that’s one magnificent list of modifications. Honestly, have you ever seen a mods list quite like this one?

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What does Shawn think?

All of these modifications and power got us wondering… what is it like to own a car like this? To own a car with a four-figure power output. To own a car which turns heads at every corner. Well, we asked the man himself, Shawn. Here’s what he had to say…

The main thing I love about this car is the acceleration. I have always dreamed of owning a car with four-figure power! Finally, I can say I’ve achieved my dream. Although, there’s still plans to increase the power slightly.

One of the highlights of driving this car is actually seeing how people react to it. It makes everyone else happy just by seeing it – it cheers up so many people. I can’t drive anywhere without people getting their phones out to take photos or shouting out how nice they think the car is. People even come up to me, asking questions and talking about it which is so nice. It’s lovely to see that from something as simple as going for a drive, brings joy to everyone around it.

It gets plenty of attention at car shows too. I love taking the car to shows. I’ve always been a Japanese car lover at heart, so shows like Japshow and Japfest have always been my favourite. Saying that, I do like variation, I also attend shows like USC and Trax. I find car shows in general a great day out. It’s great to see what everyone else has done with their cars also. There’s always something new to see.

Cars, cars, and more cars…

Shawn has owned his fair share of cars over the years. Check out his list of previously owned cars:

  • 2000 Ford Fiesta 1.25 (1 ½ years)
  • 1990 Toyota Supra 3.0 Turbo (6 months)
  • 1994 Toyota Supra 3.0 Twin Turbo (1 year)
  • 1995 Volkswagon Golf 1.9 diesel (1 year)
  • 1990 Toyota Corolla 1.6 gti-16 (AE92 shape) (8 months)
  • 1991 Toyota Supra 3.0 Turbo (1 year)
  • 1993 Toyota Supra 3.0 (5 years)
  • 1992 Mitsubishi GTO 3.0 Twin Turbo (1 year)
  • 2001 Ford Fiesta 1.25 (3 months)
  • 2003 MG ZR 1.9tdi (1 year)
  • 2008 Vauxhall Insignia 2.0tdi (1 year)
  • 2004 Toyota MR2 1.8VVTI (1 ¼ years)
  • 1994 Toyota Supra 3.0 Twin Turbo (6 months)
  • 2007 Mitsubishi Lancer 2.0 (8 months)
  • 2007 Honda Civic 2.2 cdti (1 ¼ years)

The passion continues. He hasn’t just owned many cars in the past, he continues to do so today! Check out the list of cars that he owns at present:

  • 1994 Toyota Supra UK Spec 3.4 Turbo (car in this feature) (current car, since January 2015)
  • 2007 Honda Civic 2.2 cdti (current car, since January 2016)
  • 1995 Toyota Supra 3.0 Twin Turbo (current car, since August 2016)
  • 1993 Toyota Supra 3.0 Aerotop (current car, since September 2017)
  • 2004 BMW Z4 3.0 (current car, since July 2018)

Insurance for a heavily modified Toyota Supra

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You may be wondering what the insurance would be like on such a heavily modified Toyota Supra? Well, here at Sky Insurance we’ve set-up specialist schemes for such a car. Our modified car insurance scheme is designed to consider the capabilities, and specifications, of the car. As such, our policies can offer:

  • Agreed Valuations
  • ‘Like-for-like Modifications Cover’
  • Limited Mileage Discounts
  • Second car discounts.

For more information, visit our Toyota Supra Insurance or Modified Car Insurance webpages.

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