Street Hits – 2020 Toyota Supra vs Mercedes-Benz AMG GT63 S

March 9th, 2021

Here we have a street battle between two cars of German descent. Obviously, the Mercedes-Benz is manufactured in the famed AMG plant. What many enthusiasts don’t know is that the Toyota Supra is also made in Germany by BMW. The new Supra platform is eerily similar to that of the BMW Z4 Roadster.

It has been predetermined that the roll racing program for the evening would consist of a trio of hits. The first would begin at 40 mph, the second at 50 mph and the final hit would start at 60 mph. I am anxious to see how this one shakes out.

The hefty Mercedes-Benz is powered by a twin turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine capable of churning out 630hp and 664 lb.-ft. of torque. It is an all-wheel drive sedan that tips the scale at a portly 4,508-pounds and has a maximum speed of 195 mph. Despite its size and weight, this luxury sedan can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in only 3.1-seconds. The transmission is a 9-speed dual-clutch automatic.

In the other lane is the 2020 Toyota Supra (modified with a catless downpipe and an E50 tune) with its 3.0-liter twin scroll single turbo inline 6-cylinder engine. In stock trim, the Supra can produce 339hp and 427 lb.-ft. of torque (per Car and Driver Magazine) and weighs only 3,397-pounds. The new Supra can dash from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8-seconds and turn the quarter-mile in 12.3-seconds @ 113 mph. It has a top speed of 155 mph.

This is a classic battle between a high-powered heavy car and a modestly powered lightweight car. This one should be interesting if you fancy European horsepower.

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