The 2JZ inline-6 engine from Toyota is a legendary powerplant within the automotive community, but why? A new video dives into the engine’s internals and explains what makes it so ideal to make big power on stock internals.
The video comes from Papadakis Racing and the engine is basically the engine that came in the previous Toyota Supra, but i’ss actually from a Toyota Aristo. The U.S. knows it as the Lexus GS, and features variable camshaft timing on the intake.
The majority of the video basically shows the process used to tear the entire engine down, but in the process, we can see what makes the engine so special. We can thank Japan’s bubble economy for automakers making these, frankly, over-engineered engines that last incredibly long.
Foremost, the 2JZ engine is a cast-iron block and a closed block, which makes it