The best thing that ever happened to a Lexus V8. Supercharge it!
Back in the mid
nineties, Japanese company C's created an Eaton M90 based supercharger to suit
the Lexus / Toyota 4.0 litre V8. Originally built to fit the local
Celsior (LS400) and Crown Majestic vehicles, it soon found it's way
onto the Toyota Soarers fitted with the 1UZFE engine.
The image below is a reprint of an
original C's advertisement for the supercharger kit. This image is quite large (255Kb) but is the only way for
us to reproduce the detail required. If you have an understanding of Japanese and can
translate the text, please post an e-mail to us and we will include the translation on
A number of these units have
been located, mostly fitted to Toyota Celsiors. A number were purchased and
ended up in the SSS Garage in the UK where Steve Smith removed them and
fitted them up to members Soarers.
To date only four units
have been found fitted in Japan to Soarers. The first was a
beautiful black 1997 V8 Limited that was imported into Australia in
2003 and now resides with a Dentist in South Australia.
Shortly after, a dark
purple metallic coloured UZZ32 was purchased out of Japan by Rob
Hayden, the founder of the ALSC and has now been lovingly restored
to it's original splendour. This C's system, complete with C's ECU
and MAP sensor was fitted by the JUN performance garage in Japan
along with a custom 3" titanium exhaust system.
Recently a white UZZ30
was unearthed in Japan, and this car is also on it's way to Rob's
shed in Melbourne.
The fourth is on a green
coloured UZZ31 that was last seen in Japan owned by a member of the
Tokyo Soarer Club.