That’s quicker than the manufacturer estimate.
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 (U.S. market model) on which it’s based (3.9 seconds). Though the two cars share the same turbocharged 3.0-litre inline-six engine, the Supra’s 335 bhp and 365 pound-feet of torque are 47 horses and four lb-ft down on the BMW Z4.
Here in the UK the Z4 M40i model has the same 335 bhp rating and reaches 62 mph in 4.5 seconds.
In a quarter mile sprint, the Supra clocks a time of 12.3 seconds at 113 mph, according to the publication. Braking from 70 happens in just 45 metres (148 feet), and with its super wide Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres, 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 starts at £52,695, where the inline-six-powered Z4 here in the UK starts at £49,050.
All things considered, the Supra puts down some impressive numbers.