1,500 HP Supra Drag Races 1,600 HP Twin-Turbo Chevy Silverado with Surprising Result

If you own a Toyota Supra that has gone down the tech mod route (it’s hard to find a stock one these days, anyway), guys in pickup trucks trying to race you will probably seem amusing. Nevertheless, even having Supra with a four-digit power figure doesn’t guarantee you’ll win every battle with a truck.
1,500 HP Supra Drag Races 1,600 HP Twin-Turbo Chevy Silverado 1 photo
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The statement above is true especially when talking about the Red Dragon. While racing fans refer to it this way, the machine in question is a 1994 Chevrolet Silverado whose engine compartment contents have come a very long way from what the GM engineers originally envisioned.

You don’t even have to take our word for it, as the video below shows a battle between an extreme Supra and the Red Dragon. What do you mean by "Red Dragon who?" Bear with us and you'll understand everything.

Let’s talk power. Lots of it

The Toyota comes with the expected 2JZ heart, which has been dialed up to 1,500 hp, enough to win tons of battles at the drag strip. And yes, that is correct - the Supra in question comes with a generously-sized turbocharger.

As for the Red Dragon, the Chevrolet has gone through multiple stages over the years and is currently powered by a twin-turbo setup that allows the driver to play with no less than 1,600 ponies.

In theory, the two competitors are separated by a mere 100 hp and yet the footage of their race is more than worthy of your attention.

Sure, this is a quarter mile race and perhaps the situation would be different if the two battled it out on an airport runway, with no other goal than to see which one manages to stay ahead of the other.

Even so, seeing this JDM vs US fight is rather delicious, with plenty of rubber being burned in the process.

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About the author: Andrei Tutu
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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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