Thursday, October 02, 2008

The Big Purple Machine


This bad boy literally dwarfs the previous Big Red Machine in size...

327 horses of pure American muscle; a 5,400cc V8 in stock form, but unlike the other only Impala in town, this cruiser has been converted to run a much smaller Toyota Supra MarkIII 2.5L 1JZ-GTE twin-turbo engine ~ good for 280 horses. It only starts moving & building momentum when the turbo starts boosting.... so you get an idea how heavy this car is...

A true classic.... & it does not even come with seatbelts... coz during the time it was built, seatbelt ruling was not even mandatory yet... =p

15 & 1/2 feet long (that's over 3 meters in length!) & over 5 feet wide! Yikes, i'll be driving this big boy during one of my old buddy's wedding this coming saturday... Thank god there is such invention called POWER STEERING. Driving impression? ~ i feel like a circus on wheels when driving it... coz it's so much of a show-stopper that everyone on the road will be staring at you... it's embarrassing... it's a very unique ride bah! =p

7 comments:

CHERRYSA said...

Whoa...nice ride. I wonder who is the owner? As cool as the ride???

Pazuzu said...

eee.. i saw the monster tat day .. forgot where liao ...

cal81 said...

cherrysa: very unique ride.... not very economical to run though... the owner is actually a car paint shop tau keh.... got many other tricked out cool rides =)
pazuzu: it's damn huge when seen in real life eh? =p
there's only 2 in all of kuching...

T-MO-T "n" TING said...

1jz is a single turbo..

2jz is the twin turbo...

so make a choice ahahahah!

chevy o leh! aiseh...
why change engine oh...
should stick to stock then change to
those HUGE THROTTLE baru chun ma...

baru classic ma...
nowadays alot of mercz masuk 2j also...few already in kch.

cal81 said...

the 1JZ-GTE is offered with the option of either single CT15B turbo setup or the CT12A parallel twin-turbo setup... i think the ones used in the MKIII supra runs on twin blower setup...
but on a heavy chevy impala chassis... it does not make very much impression... the stock 5.4L V8 makes much more horsepower.. but i guess it got too expensive to maintain...

faithlovechocolate said...

wow... freaking cool ride. me sure fail the PARKING test with that 1... hahahha...

cal81 said...

just imagine if all driving schools use this car! sure the passing rate less than 50% one... ha, i took a freaking 5 minutes just to reverse park it into my friend's very standard sized (single lane) car porch... =p