Japanese Man Flew To UK For Record Public Speed Attempt With 900 HP Supra

His nickname is Smokey Nagata and he once made it his mission to fly to various destinations around the world – with his own Toyota Supra in tow – to set the record for the fastest speed on said country’s public roads.

In 1999 it was the U.K. that was his target. His goal? A speed of 200mph (320kph) on the A1 M in the British Midlands in the very early hours of the morning. The Japanese national’s weapon of choice was a golden Toyota Supra loaded with a whopping 900 horsepower and 29psi of boost. Such power was both a blessing and a curse, the damp English highway making it hard for Smokey to put his power down and limiting his top speed to 197mph.

We’re not sure how or why this video exists, we presume the guys who made it were notified of his escapade long before it took place. Believe it or not, the man spent only a single night in lock-up, paid a mere £190 fine, and was banned from ever driving in the UK again. What’s crazier is that his car made it out with him and has since been modified again, now boasting a 943bhp Twin-Turbo 5L V12.

Take a closer look at the exact car below.

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Source: Drivetribe