Based on the new BMW Z4, the MkV Supra sports a BMW B58 straight-six from the factory. Formula Drift champion Daigo Saito must not have thought that engine was appropriate for his latest drift car build, so he's replacing it with the iconic engine from the previous-generation Supra. Expected to make 800 horsepower when it debuts at the D1GP All-Star Shoot-Out on March 23rd in Tokyo, Saito's new Supra also sports a custom widebody kit, a massive wing, and a new front bumper. The picture shown above is a rendering of what the car is supposed to look like when it's done. Here it is in its current form:
And here's a rendering of the car without the livery:
As with most other top-flight drift cars, this Supra's been completely redone underneath so it can withstand the rigors of constant sideways action. Massive brakes, new suspension geometry, a carbon fiber roof, and a redesigned cooling system with the radiator in the trunk are just a few of the improvements. Judging by the pictures shared by Saito on Facebook below, it seems the build is close to completion.
Saito's name should sound familiar—he's been behind the wheel of some seriously cool drift cars, including a Lamborghini Muricelago and . In addition to D1GP, he and the car will also make an appearance at this year's Gymkhana Grid event in Poland in September alongside Ken Block and his newly-built Ford Escort Cosworth rally car. We can't wait to see it in action.