Simon Hart and his Toyota Supra known as ‘Bignum’ are breaking the internet. Again. This time it’s a video of his fastest ever bridge-to-gantry lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany. Simon recorded a jaw-dropping 7min 18sec BTG lap, believed to be the fastest ever lap of the ’Ring by a MkIV Toyota Supra. Simon completed the record-breaking lap during a trackday there, and his 700bhp beast was wearing 18in slick tyres that had been used by a BTCC team. Under the bonnet lies a fully-forged 2JZ, a single Borg Warner 366 billet turbocharger and Syvecs ECU.
The car doesn’t look flash; there’s no wide arches or lairy paint – it’s a proper ’Ring tool and trackday weapon, and Simon is clearly handy behind the wheel. The rest of the function-over-form spec includes Nitron R1 suspension, a Tomei LSD, Brembo GT brakes and polycarbonate windows. The bodywork features a carbon-fibre rear wing by APR, carbon-fibre hatch, a deep front splitter and of course that headlight blank feeding cool air directly into the turbocharger. Point your QR code reader here to watch a video of Simon’s incredible lap.