The Toyota Supra is one of those cars where the arcane alphanumeric droid-name of its best-known engine—the 2JZ-GTE—is almost as well-known as the car itself. So when it was announced that the reborn Supra would have an inline-six engine developed by its partner BMW, that was a confusing development for many Supra-stans. How did that BMW B58 engine turn out, and what’s it like inside? This video is the first really comprehensive tear down of the new Supra’s engine, so we can finally see. The reason this 500-mile Supra is getting its engine torn to bits is because it’s in the shop of Papdakis Racing, a Formula Drift team that wants to make 1000 horsepower from the stock 335 horse engine, and to do that, it all has to come apart. Thankfully, Steph Papadakis filmed the whole teardown process so we can all take a peek at what’s going on in there. Here, watch: The B58 engine looks like a very impressive, very modern design, all throughout. The whole car appears to be more modular and easy to work on than I’d guess, though it’s always a bit deceptive when a car’s in a full shop with all the right tools as opposed to you on your back under the thing in the gravel. There’s a number of interesting traits about the engine that are worth looking out for in the video: • This is a surprise: the timing chain is in a housing at the back of the engine,… [Read full story]
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