Kevin Tran’s Subtle Supra

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We all draw inspiration from others when building our cars, whether it be taking a liking to a particular modification style, to researching forums for answers on how to fix a car problem.

Like many people reading this, we have all been influenced by the Fast and Furious culture in some way – let’s face it – it is everlasting force in the car community that cannot be escaped.

Tossing up between buying a Nissan R34 Skyline and a Toyota Supra, Kev Tran was inspired – not by the iconic Fast and Furious Supra in orange, but – in fact by Paul Walkers personal tribute to it, a 1995 twin turbo model in Alpine White (040).

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Having owned it since 2017, Kev’s 1996 Supra has only 145,000kms on the odometer, and is powered by it’s original 2JZ-GTE engine. Running a factory 6-speed V160 getrag gearbox, VVTI GTE ECU, and stock twin turbos, the Supra also features a GReddy intercooler, HKS intake and Carbon Ti exhaust, TRD strut brace helping it make roughly 320HP+ on 14PSI.

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Having bought the car with faded paint with the plan to restore it to it’s prime, it has recently been revived in a fresh coat of Alpine white (040) and features a carbon fibre Top Secret style diffuser, carbon fibre boot lip, Ganador style mirrors and a Pro Spec Imports TRD style wing –  retaining its subtle stock look whilst also having an edgy and sporty appearance.

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The interior features a factory dashboard and steering wheel, SR4 Recaros in red, a GReddy Profec boost controller and a carbon fibre manual surround and glovebox to add a touch of ‘fast’.

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Completing the look, Kev’s Supra is sat on Yellowspeed coilovers and 18-inch Rays Volk Racing CE28N wheels wrapped in Potenza RE003 and Falken Azenis.

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Happy with his progress since 2017, he plans to maintain the car in it’s current condition, keeping its subtle factory look – taking favour in the lowkey lifestyle – nothing too over the top.  Specifically a weekender, you may see this Supra at your local Sydney meet-up!

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Don’t forget to follow Kev’s Instagram to keep up to date with him and his Supra.

All photography of Kevin Tran’s Supra courtesy of Kim Foley.