WATCH | The ultimate Supra drag race - 3.0 vs 2.0 vs Mk4

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2020 Toyota Supra
2020 Toyota Supra

• Three Toyota Supras like up for this drag race to see which is fastest. 

• The latest MkV Supra shares the same underpinnings as the BMW Z4 and is available in two engine sizes. 

• Watch the modern Supra take on the MkIV version.  


The team at Carwow have line up three cars with the same name. And a famous name at that. The fifth generation of Toyota Supra went on sale in 2019 and has been lauded for its fun-driving dynamics and striking styling. 

The Supra nameplate holds a special place in enthusiasts hearts  and features a rear-wheel-drive and front-engine layout. 

The first three generations of the Supra were built at Toyota's Tahara Plant in Japan. The latest Supra is a project between BMW and Toyota and is assembled at the German carmaker's plant in Graz, Austria by Magna Steyr alongside the G29 Z4. 

The Z4 is only available in drop-top form, while the Supra is, for now, only sold in coupe form. 

Back to the drag race and as mentioned there are three Supras each powered by different engines. The white car is powered by a 2.0-litre BMW-sourced motor with 192kW and 400Nm. It uses an eight-speed sports automatic gearbox to send power to the rear wheels only. 

It weighs just 1395 kilograms. 

The red Supra is the more powerful derivative and favourite of the trio to win the drag race. Its power is derived from a 3.0-litre turbocharged straight six-cylinder engine with 253kW and and 500Nm. 

Again, the same recipe is followed. Power is sent to the rear wheels only via an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The six-cylinder engine is sourced from BMW and the gearbox is from ZF. 

The more powerful model weighs 1495kg, just 100kg more than the 2.0-litre version.

The MkIV version also makes do with a 3.0-litre turbocharged, six-cylinder motor and produces 238kW and 441Nm. Bearing the code name A80, these models were produced from 1993 and this particular model uses a four-speed automatic gearbox.

Unlike the other two models, the Supra from the 90s doesn't have a fancy launch control system and a complicated ECU. 

On paper, the 3.0-litre MkV should take the win by a country mile, but could one of the other models spring a surprise? Watch the CarWow drag race to find out. 

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