Arrow Fat Left Icon Arrow Fat Right Icon Arrow Right Icon Cart Icon Close Circle Icon Expand Arrows Icon Facebook Icon Instagram Icon Hamburger Icon Information Icon Down Arrow Icon Mail Icon Mini Cart Icon Person Icon Ruler Icon Search Icon Shirt Icon Triangle Icon Bag Icon Play Video
  • Project H-Pattern - What happens when Grannas builds a "REAL" race car
  • Post author
    Joel Grannas

Project H-Pattern - What happens when Grannas builds a "REAL" race car

There have been some racers that like to run their mouth, and I have always thought... man if I need to get serious and build a properly setup racecar.

My white car has always been simple. Factory IRS rear, 100% factory body car with all factory glass, nothing cut up, nothing crazy. The only suspension mod was a set of HKS drag coilovers... Basically take a factory supra, give it a shit-ton of horsepower and throw on a set of coilovers. Thats was my "racecar".

Grannas Racing Supra White 6-speed

Here is a pic showing all the factory control arms, sway bar, and factory IRS subframe.  

And to be honest, that is just how I am... I will never build an all-out race car. I like to frequent the local Sunday car show, which is about a 15 minute drive from where I live. A car that goes from the garage to the trailer, to the track, and then back is not something that appeals to me. Being able to go fast, and still be able to drive it occasionally on the street will always be something that I want. 

So I started my search for a more serious car to build. I first ended up with Ryan Woon's old RSP car. But then I got hung up on the idea of trying to be lighter than anyone else... and to do that I needed a hardtop chassis. I absolutely loved the RSP car but that whole hardtop thing had me mesmerized. And after my chassis guy recommended starting from scratch that sealed the deal. The search for a hardtop began.

It did not take long... I found a hardtop car in Buffalo, New York (Thanks Ryan!) that needed some love and with a little help from my friend Doug Kline at Precision Chassis the build is progressing quickly. A MKIV Supra Hardtop with a 25.3 spec chassis and a 6-speed transmission. Crazy? Maybe...

This car will still be IRS, it will still be 100% factory body. The car will also have an interior, stock dash, etc... and most importantly it will still be a 6-speed. The car will be very similar to my white 6-speed, but will have all safety equipment to meet the MPH and ET my car was already running. Technically my white car is not legal, anything over 150 MPH and 8.50 you should have much more than a standard 10 point roll cage.

So here are some updates, the car now has door bars, the halo bar is in. The rear section is complete.

My next updates will be the best part, the front end setup! Stay tuned. Don't forget to check out Precision Chassis on facebook.

  • Post author
    Joel Grannas