When you think of famous JDM tuning brands there is one that is certainly the “golden” brand and that is Top Secret. For many years Smoky Nagata
and the Top Secret Engineering
business have been right at the pointy end of JDM performance and all of their cars are painted in trademark “Top Secret Gold”
and most pack performance figures up near the 1000 horsepower mark.
This year, we’ll be using the Top Secret R33 GTR as the World Time Attack Course Car
. The car was built by the Top Secret team and is packing a full house RB26 with a Trust T88 turbocharger and will be doing a lap of the course as a “sweep” car in between each session driven by Iron Chef Imports boss and TIDC senior judge Kristian Appelt.
While this is not a race car it is certainly the “pinnacle” of JDM tuning, Kristian has assured us that he will not hold back in showing “what a 1000 horsepower GTR accelerates like down the straights”.
The car has recently been given a complete overhaul by techs from GARAGE YOSHIDA, who flew to Australia from Japan to complete the work and stabilize the car beyond 1000hp. This car is the real deal and is actually for sale after the event through Jap Link motors in Sydney.Aside from his tuning prowess Top Secret boss Smoky Nagata also has landed himself in hot water with the law on more than one occasion over the years for his penchant for doing “high speed freeway runs” something that has certainly given him a “mystique” amongst the tuning community.