Kevin Tran’s Subtle Supra
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).
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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!