From the Quarter Mile to Dirt Trails
In addition to NEXTLEVEL, there were plenty of other incredible imports at Motorama. Much like The Fast and The Furious Supra, this RHD car is also a member of the ten second club. Built by Boost Theory, the red Supra puts down over 1,400 whp and runs the quarter mile in 7.9 seconds at 182.0 mph!
ABM Auto Center and Dynamotorsports
I thought I had seen it all when I saw a NISMO badge on a brand new Mercedes, but seeing AWD on this Honda Civic was just as confusing. Unlike the poor Benz, the center exit dual-exhaust on the Honda hints there is a lot more than meets the eye.
Built by John and Phuong at ABM Auto Center and tuned by Dynamotorsports, the boosted B Series motor makes 891.4 whp and 532.7 lb-ft at 36 psi. It also has a custom all-wheel-drive drivetrain to put all that power to the ground.
The insanity did not end there. ABM Auto Center also brought out their 1972 RA21 Toyota Celica to Motorama.
The classic rear-wheel drive Celica had its four cylinder engine replaced with a 2UZ V8, typically found in Toyota trucks. In addition to the supercharger poking out of the hood, it also has a turbocharger working in tandem as part of a twin-charged system.
It says a lot when a 700 whp Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX is the most tame car in a lineup. I used the word tame very loosely here, because this EVO, also tuned by Dynamotorsports, rips down the quarter mile in 10.3 seconds.
Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40
Off the tarmac, the FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser has earned the reputation of being one of the most capable off-road vehicles in the world. The blue 1966 model is a restomod with original body and frame. Almost everything else is custom, including a R2.8L Cummins turbo diesel crate motor swap.
Besides it is another custom FJ40. This grey 1973 model has a LS V8 swap. Only the front cab and frame are the major components that remain from the original Toyota.