High Gear checks the Toyota Supra in opposition to many trendy sports activities vehicles. It doesn’t make sense that Supra is among the most historic names within the historical past of sports activities vehicles. So, to see if it's an actual Supra, even when it's based mostly on a BMW, it has to face the very best of the sport. This additionally consists of different BMWs. On this newest check of High Gear, the brand new Supra s' assault on the BMW M2 Competitors, a half-sister.
The brand new Toyota Supra is within the purple nook. Regardless of its badge, the brand new Supra is predicated on the BMW Z4 M40i, as a result of the 2 vehicles share the identical chassis, the identical engine, the identical expertise and inside components. Nonetheless, the steering settings and suspensions had been made by Toyota, which makes it really feel like a distinct automobile than its brother Z4.
The white nook is occupied by a BMW M2 Competitors, an actual sports activities automobile of division M. Though the Supra is constructed on a BMW, it isn’t on a BMW M automobile. The M2 Competitors so has the benefit of being constructed by the producers of a number of the greatest sports activities vehicles on the earth.
Underneath the hood of the Supra is a turbocharged I6 three.Zero liter engine (BMW B58 engine) and it’s the identical that propels the Z4 M40i. That's 335 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. Though these figures are greater than sufficient to have enjoyable, they’re much paler than these of the M2 competitors. The M-Division product makes use of a three.Zero-liter twin-turbocharged I6 engine (BMW S55 engine) and produces 405 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. So slightly extra.
The benefit of the M2 will get stronger in its gearbox. Though out there with a six-speed guide transmission, this check contains a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, which is considerably sooner than the Supra's quick eight-speed automobile. Not solely is he sooner, however he’s brighter too, so he’s extra thrilling.
This final bit is essential. The Toyota Supra is a really enjoyable automobile to drive, with wonderful steering, an agile chassis and a superb engine. Nonetheless, the M2 Competitors appears to be essentially the most exact and thrilling automobile to drive. It’s the one which excites essentially the most and appears extra like an actual sports activities automobile. If you wish to use the automobile day by day, the Supra might be your best option as a result of it’s extra snug. However if you would like an unparalleled sports activities automobile, it’s important to purchase the M2 Competitors.
[Source: Top Gear]