Toyota Supra Does 0-60 in 3.8 Seconds
The blokes at Car and Driver were able to get the car going from 0-60 mph in only 3.8 seconds and racing through the quarter mile in just 12.3 seconds, with a trap speed of 113 mph.
That makes it quicker in the 0-60 than the BMW Z4 the car is based on, even though the same turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine in the Z4 makes 47 horsepower and four pound-feet of torque more than the Supra’s 335 hp and 365 lb-ft.
The Supra, however, is lighter: It weighs just 3,397 pounds compared to the Z4’s 3,443 pounds. It’s even considerably more affordable, so it’s pretty clear which of the two cars enthusiasts should want to have.
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There were some caveats: Car and Driver said it was able to achieve its quick runs with “a light dollop of brake torquing to get engine revs off idle and then carefully applying the gas pedal to avoid excessive wheelspin.” It added that the Supra’s built-in launch control system was inconsistent and slower. Technique, then, is a must to get the most out of the Supra.
Additional testing showed a braking distance of only 148 feet from 70 mph as well as a 1.07 g average on Car and Driver’s skidpad. The latter is better than the Porsche Cayman GTS and BMW M2, both significantly more expensive cars.
The mediocre launch control system notwithstanding, it seems the new Toyota Supra is not just living up to its lofty expectations, but exceeding them.
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News Source: Car and Driver