Like boost? Here’s a 2,000hp Toyota Supra on a dyno

This would surely wake up the neighbors
by Ollie Kew | Apr 30, 2020
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Like boost? Then have we a video for you. But first, a slight deviation into history. Won’t take long.

The maddest Formula 1 engine of all time was made by BMW in the late ’80s. Small in size, but off the dial in craziness. Literally. In qualifying trim, BMW’s 1.5-liter, four-cylinder ‘M12’ turbo engine was wound up to 5.3bar of boost pressure, and developed at least 1,400hp in its all-or-nothing, one-lap-hero time-bomb setting.

We say ‘at least’ because no one knew for sure. When the team tried to dyno-test the engine, it found the machine only read up to 1,500hp. As the engine maxed out, it sent the dyno into meltdown. So they just guessed that it had a lot of power.

Welcome to a modern tribute to that piece of motorsport folklore. EKanoo Racing, the Bahrain-based outfit already familiar to fans of improbably quick Toyota Supras, has just revealed this footage of an A80-gen car recording a monstrous 2,033hp on the dyno.

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Watch the video closely and you’ll spot the error message screamed by the dyno as the car develops full power. “DANGER! DYNO SPEED LIMIT REACHED!” the screen bellows. It’s a modern day ‘Danger to Manifold’ tribute.

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EKanoo Racing’s founder Ebrahim Kanoo has owned this very Supra since 1993, when he used it as his college daily driver and for highly illegal street racing. Now, it’s earning its keep legitimately, vying for the title of fastest street-legal Supra in the world. Certainly, it’s one of the angriest-sounding 2JZs ever. Push the volume up to eleven for this one.

NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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PHOTO: EKanooRacingTV on YouTube
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