2020 Toyota Supra – Performance Tuned for Quarter-Mile

August 9th, 2019

The flagship of the Toyota faithful has finally been tuned to run the quarter-mile. Toyota enthusiasts have waited over a decade for the release of a “new” Supra. Finally, they have one and it’s a lot like a BMW.

The sporty Supra is a rear-wheel drive automobile. The 3.0-liter I6 engine is a DOHC 24-valve unit with a single, twin-scroll turbocharger. Output is estimated at 335hp. An 8-speed paddle shifted automatic transmission and Brembo 4-piston ventilated disc brakes are the types of features that make this a special car.

Today, the pros at Real Street Performance will see what they can wring out of this beautiful car by manipulating only the electronic control systems. Testing will include the dyno, the track and the streets (of Mexico – of course).

First up is the dragstrip testing session. The car manages a 12.42-second quarter-mile in semi-stock condition and a 12.12-second run after a quick ECU flash that nets an increase of 90hp to the rear wheels.

Next up is some before and after dynamometer action. After getting the (stock) Supra strapped in, it demonstrates the capacity to make 348hp and 389 lb.-ft. of torque. After some skilled massaging of the controller, the mods yield a max output rating of 407.73hp and 429.27 lb.-ft. of torque. That’s an increase that you are going to feel on the street or strip.

Finally, taking the Supra out on the public thoroughfare, we see that it well behaved but entirely capable of providing a little fun.

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