WEEK­END WAR­RIOR

Owner: Alas­tair Woot­ten Lo­ca­tion: Auck­land Oc­cu­pa­tion: Owner of For­mula Fit, Sil­verdale

NZ Performance Car - - Contents - PHO­TOS: CHRIS SMITH

JTCC-IN­SPIRED TOY­OTA SUPRA RZ

NZPC: Hey Alas­tair, very tidy Supra you have there. What drove your de­ci­sion to pur­chase an RZ Supra?

Alas­tair: I’ve al­ways been a huge fan of the big coupés, and when it comes to large Ja­panese su­per­cars you can’t re­ally go past the 2J Supra. Also, grow­ing up watch­ing the no­to­ri­ous bat­tles with the R32 GT-Rs tak­ing on the Supras in the JGTC — I wanted to be a lit­tle dif­fer­ent to all the RB driv­ers out there.

NZPC: Although the Supra is still fairly stock, the body does ap­pear to have had some fresh­en­ing up. Can you tell us what you’ve had done to make it look this mint?

Alas­tair: When I bought the car it was com­pletely stan­dard in­side and out, and had patches caused by acid rain over the bon­net, roof and boot. I wanted a car that was un­tam­pered with so I could put my own touch on it. Thanks to Mike and the team at Mike Butt Col­li­sion Re­pairs, we put a fresh coat of the fac­tory black on it and sim­ply did bolt-ons. For me it was im­por­tant to have some­thing that would start ev­ery time I went to it, looked like a show car and would still be quick enough to get your at­ten­tion.

NZPC: What with your rac­ing back­ground in the New Zealand TRS se­ries, along with ex­pe­ri­ence in a wide va­ri­ety of other fast race cars, how do you think the leg­endary 2JZ-GTE en­gine com­pares, and have you done any mod­i­fi­ca­tions to give it some more boo­gie?

Alas­tair: I have driven some pretty cool cars over the years, and the Supra would have to be coolest road-reg­is­tered one, in my eyes. It’s pretty hard to make a car that weighs nearly two tonnes ex­cit­ing — but they got it right with th­ese things. It’s sad to see that tech­nol­ogy and safety have made the mod­ern car some­what bor­ing to drive. The mo­tor, as most know, is re­ally strong. I have been ac­knowl­edged by the en­thu­si­asts — and hated on — be­cause the car has no en­gine mods, but as any racer will tell you, you can never have too much power, so let’s leave it at that.

NZPC: What has the Supra been built for, and how is it best en­joyed?

Alas­tair: I built the car so I had some­thing fast and track­wor­thy to drive on the week­ends. I wanted a tough look and han­dling with the semi slicks, and a low stance for the plea­sure of rub­bing speed bumps. As a fan of the World Time Attack scene I wanted some­thing which looked staunch with plenty of power, aero and tyre.

NZPC: Do you have plans to progress the build fur­ther, and if so, which ar­eas will you ad­dress?

Alas­tair: If so, I will prob­a­bly start with bolt-ons — ex­haust, in­ter­cooler, in­take and boost con­troller. For now I just want to en­joy hav­ing the car back on the road.

NZPC: Thanks for your time Alas­tair, we hope to see the Supra grac­ing our pages again in the fu­ture.

EX­TE­RIOR: FULL GLOSS BLACK RE­SPRAY, CAR­BON FI­BRE TRD SPOILER, TRD FRONT LIP

WHEELS/TYRES: WORK WHEEL NUTS (F) 18X9.5-INCH (+30) WORK EMO­TION XD9S, 235/40R18 NITTO NT05 SEMI SLICKS (R) 18X10.5-INCH (+38) WORK EMO­TION XD9S, 265/35R18

NITTO NT05 SEMI SLICKS

MAKE/MODEL: 1993 TOY­OTA SUPRA RZ EN­GINE: TOY­OTA 2JZ-GTE, HKS PANEL FIL­TER IN­TE­RIOR: TRD NARDI STEER­ING WHEEL, BRIDE CAR­BON KEVLAR LOW MAX STRADIA SEATS,

TRD DURACON GEAR KNOB, SONY DOU­BLE-DIN HEAD UNIT WITH DB COM­PO­NENTS

SUS­PEN­SION: BC GOLD BR SE­RIES COILOVERS

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