Watch this souped-up Toyota Supra hit 240 mph, break world record

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Toyota Supra drag racer hits 240 mph

A Supra has set the world import speed record for the quarter-mile with an impressive run below 7 seconds. The car, driven by American Gary White, broke the 240 mph barrier.

The EKanooRacing 2JZ GT86 set the GCC Super-Street ¼-mile record with a time of 6.05 seconds. Its speed crossing the line was 387 kilometers per hour or 240 mph for us metric-challenged Americans.

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The record was set at the 2014/2015 Bahrain National Drag Racing Championship at the Bahrain International Circuit, which features an international standard drag strip. EKanoo also reset a world record with its 997 Tiptronic on the same day with a quarter-mile run in 9.09 seconds at 156.8 mph.

Details are closely held to the vest on this car. All EKanoo will say is it has a 2jz motor with 98 precision turbo that is mated to a 5-speed liberty transmission.

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Most impressive is the Supra car didn’t have a lot of mechanical experience before setting the record. EKanoo racing says on its Facebook page, “Not bad for a 4th run on a newly built car. Big thanks to the people that made it happen. Until last week, this car was still in pieces and the project was very far from reality.”

The best part? The team isn’t done yet. According to its Facebook page, “Our little crazy project exceeded our expectations and had some interesting first trials. We already started working on more upgrades, hopefully we will impress in the next event.”

Watch the video below – but don’t sneeze. You might miss the run.


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