2020 C8 Corvette vs. Turbo Supra – Street Hits

March 20th, 2020

With the long-awaited arrival of the C8 Corvette, everybody is looking to get a piece of the action. Today, it’s the new Toyota Supra laying down the gauntlet.

The Corvette is equipped with a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 engine. It is a mid-mounted arrangement capable of producing 490hp and 470 lb.-ft. of torque. As far as we could tell, there are no modifications to the ‘Vette which dyno tested at 460hp to the rear tires. The Supra is a MkV with a turbocharged (from the factory) 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder engine. It can produce 335hp @ 5,000 RPM and 365 lb.-ft. of torque @ 1,600 RPM. With a little turbocharger upgrade and some tuning help, the Supra was dyno certified at 450whp and 450 lb.-ft. of torque (to the rear tires). Should be a fairly even matchup, except for the fact that the Toyota has an RPM limiter in the automatic transmission that is giving tuners headaches all over the country. The dual-clutch automated manual transmission in the Corvette has no such problems.

After these competitors head down to Mexico, it’s on like hotcakes. Multiple passes and varying speeds yield a common fact; the Supra has nothing for the Corvette. Check it out for yourself.

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