The 1,000 hp 2020 Toyota GR Supra engine takes shape

The 1,000 hp 2020 Toyota GR Supra engine takes shape

LOS ANGELES, California (October 8, 2019) - Engine builder Stephan Papadakis assembles his modified B58 engine project for the first time in the much-anticipated third episode of the 1,000 horsepower 2020 Toyota GR Supra series, now on YouTube.

"It's very satisfying to see it all come together and I'm excited to share what we've built," said Papadakis. "After working on this project for months it feels great to fit all the parts together."

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In an effort to push performance limits and triple the stock power output, Papadakis sourced and manufactured key upgrades including rods and pistons, and had a custom intake manifold printed in aluminum using an additive manufacturing process. For the first time, these components are revealed in this video.

Starting with the bare block, Papadakis guides viewers through the assembly of the modified B58 motor that he hopes can achieve 1,000 horsepower on an engine dyno. As he installs components, he explains his rationale for using them in the build.

"It's rare that a new engine platform comes out that has the potential that this one does," said Papadakis. "What has motivated me as a builder is doing this for the first time, without instructions. It's exciting to achieve something that hasn't been done before and I hope other builders and creators find that inspiring."

In the previous episode of the four-part series, the builder showcased the design, prototyping and manufacturing of components. It followed the release of the wildly popular teardown video that invited viewers to watch Papadakis and his team remove an engine from an all-new 2020 Toyota GR Supra with just over 500 miles on it, then disassemble it all the way down to the bare block.

The final episode in the four-part video series is slated for release later this month. Papadakis will put his work to the test on an engine dyno in search of the 1,000 horsepower figure.

"It's all theory until we get a number, but I'm cautiously optimistic we can get to our goal," said Papadakis. "We're seeing people get nearly 700 horsepower out of these engines with stock internals. We're excited to see our results."

The GR Supra's engine is all new. It comes equipped from the factory with a turbocharged inline six cylinder 3.0-liter engine rated at 335 horsepower and 365 lb.-ft of torque. The brand new B58 engine follows the beloved 2JZ model from the previous generation Supra. First introduced in the 1990s the 2JZ engine enjoyed more than 20 years of production. It remains a favorite of the aftermarket, with many tuners and racers still modifying it today for high-performance builds.

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Papadakis is a legend of sport-compact racing. His winning vehicles defy expectations and lead industry trends. He established his reputation as an innovator in the 1990s with the first front-wheel-drive, tube-chassis drag car in the U.S. His team earned multiple records and championships, turning in elapsed times and trap speeds previously thought unattainable in front-drive drag cars.

Since moving to Formula Drift in 2004, Papadakis' winning vehicles include the landmark V8-powered Scion tC, and the current 1,000-horsepower, 4-cylinder rear-wheel-drive converted Toyota Corolla Hatchback -- which won its first outing in 2018 and is fighting at the front of the Formula Drift Championship this season. Two of his competition builds have been displayed in Los Angeles' Petersen Museum.

On YouTube, Papadakis has found a strong audience for his regular content uploads focusing on the technical side of racing and vehicle performance. Channel content has generated millions of views over the past few months and has topped 300,000 subscribers.

This four-part video series is a production of Red Team LA in collaboration with Papadakis Racing.