In a league of its own, the gs motorsport Supra is a real attention getter.
In a car show world dominated by Hondas and Nissans, if you want to stand out in a crowd you have to be different. You can’t roll in with a stock bodied car with factory paint and black wheels and expect to grab much attention. German Sanchez and Wayne Raqueno over at GS Motorsports in Irving, Texas, known for building some amazing Nissans, knew this when they began working on their latest and greatest project – a Toyota Supra. A Supra definitely stands out, even at 15-plus years old, but this one had to be distinct and differ from all others. This project was dubbed craziNiSS, after their show team, Team 16 Niss, one of the oldest tuner crews in Texas.
GS Motorsports has built some of the hottest cars in Texas, and several are also tricked out with wicked Lamborghini color paint jobs – green, orange, red, blue, purple, and now yellow. The Top Secret GT-300 widebody was graced with IVAT Pearl Metallic Yellow from Intense Motorsports. The experts at J&M Paint and Body in Dallas, Texas, performed all of the flawless bodywork, complementing the awesome lines of the kit with the perfect paint job. After a few weeks at J&M, the Supra was ready to get her powerplant!
The Toyota inline 6-cylinder produced 320hp, which is amazing for some, but not for a shop known for producing 500+whp SR and 700+whp RB builds. This car had to be a monster to represent the shop. Underneath the hood, a GReddy intake manifold was used to maximize airflow into the combustion chamber. On the bottom end, the block was outfitted with a set of Wiseco pistons, Carrillo H-beam rods, and SPS connecting bolts. To help keep things cool, Top Speed Pro-1 sent a front mount intercooler, and a GReddy radiator was enlisted to keep the motor temperature down. The fuel is powered by a twin - Walbro fuel pump setup, Aeromotive fuel regulator, and 1000cc RC Engineering fuel injectors, all of which help deliver enough fuel to propel the GReddy T78 turbocharger to 730whp.
Seeing a widebody car driving down the street is a jaw dropping sight! A car with as much physical presence as this needs more than just a fancy paint job. A perfectly dialed in stance with aggressive offset wheels coupled with a great suspension is an absolute must nowadays. To get some wheels that would look amazing and fill the fender wells, Brent from ISS Forged was contacted for a set of 19x10 and 20x13 ISS Forged RX-10s. High polished wheels on pearl metallic yellow paint- that’s hot! During the build-up, the good folks at K-Sport Suspension were paid a visit, and before long a set of Kontrol Pro Dampers were on their way to Texas. Having used their products on past projects and seeing their coilovers on track-proven cars in the Xtreme Drift Circuit made them must have parts for this car. After adjusting the ride height and getting an alignment, the stance came out perfect.