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The 2020 Toyota Supra is ridiculously quick in a straight line. We know, we've driven it. The manufacturer quotes a quick 4.1-second sprint to 60 miles per hour for the new Supra (and a limited top speed of 155 miles per hour), but a recent performance inspection proves the coupe could actually be quicker in a straight line.

In a Car and Driver test, the Supra hit 60 miles per hour in 3.8 seconds. That's right, 3.8 seconds. That number marks a modest 0.3-second improvement from Toyota's early estimates and makes the Toyota 0.1-second quicker than the inline-six powered BMW Z4 on which it's based (3.9 seconds). Though the two cars share the same turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine, the Supra's 335 horsepower (249 kilowatts) and 365 pound-feet (494 Newton-meters) of torque are 47 horses (35 kW) and four lb-ft down on the BMW Z4.

In a quarter mile sprint, the Supra clocks a time of 12.3 seconds at 113 mph (181 kmh), according to the publication. Braking from 70 happens in just 148 feet, and with its super wide Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, the Supra averages 1.07 G on the skidpad, besting both the Porsche Cayman GTS and BMW M2 just slightly in the same C&D test.

The Toyota Supra may be less powerful than the Z4 on paper, but at 3,397 pounds (1,540 kilograms), it's lighter. The convertible BMW Z4 tips the scales at 3,443 pounds (1,561 kilograms). The Supra is more affordable, too. The Toyota starts at $49,990 (not including destination), where the inline-six-powered Z4 costs a hefty $65,690.

All things considered, the Supra puts down some impressive numbers.

Source: Car And Driver


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