New Toyota Supra FASTER On Top Gear’s Test Track Than Lambo Murcielago

Some say that his brain is actually a sat-nav system and that he always faces north. All we know is that he is called The Stig, and he recently drove the new generation Toyota Supra on Top Gear’s test track, at the Dunsfold Aerodrome, in Surrey, UK.

The 2.83 km (1.75 miles) long circuit that includes 12 turns has long served as a proving ground of sorts, both for automakers and celebrity drivers alike. In the case of the new Toyota Supra GR, you could say it was a walk in park, as the coupe completed the course in 1 minute and 23.1 seconds.

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Taking a look at the leader-board shows that it was as fast as the Porsche 997 GT3 and Maserati Gran Turismo MC Stradale. It also managed to beat some not-so-old supercars into submission, showing just how far the industry has come.


The Ferrari F430 Spider was one tenth of a second slower and Lamborghini’s Murcielago ran across the finish line in 1:23.7. Even the Ford GT40, Mercedes-Benz CLK 63 AMG Black Series and V10-powered BMW M5 E60 were all SLOWER than Toyota’s new sports car, which shares its underpinnings with the latest Z4. The Lexus LFA (wet), Chevrolet Corvette C6 Z06 and Audi R8 V10 Spyder were a bit faster.

The Stig’s run in the Supra was presented yesterday, July 14, as part of Series 27, Episode 5, which also included a tribute to the Lotus 79 and a look at Iceland’s Formula Off-Road, as well as four celebrity guests invited: Will Young, Peter Wright, Mario Andretti and Clive Chapman.

Watch the video bit below.


  • Mr. EP9

    Ok, and?

    This is isn’t the first time a cheaper car is faster than a more expensive car around Top Gear’s test track.

    • Julien Lachemoi

      It gives ut an idea of how much cars evolve years after years.

  • EyalN

    They joked about that this is one of the slowest cars tested on the track

  • TheBelltower

    Great, it beat a V12 Italian exotic that was last produced a decade ago, and a Ford that was built fifty years ago. Was this article intended to be a backhanded compliment?

    • Bob

      The article is a highlight on how cars have become faster in the last decade by contrasting what has been accepted as a fast, but now old, car with a newer but less Lamborghini-esque car. A Toyota really.

  • Don’tBeSoStupid

    I remember on an old TG when they bought old Italian cars from the 80’s (think one was a Ferrari) and then the Stig mopped up their lap times with some crappy FWD 4 cylinder economy car.

    • Bob

      One thing to consider, with that scenario, is the power loss in engines that happens over time.

      When the Murcielago time was set, it was a new car.

  • Six_Tymes

    still ugly. And the Murc is still awesome

  • nastinupe

    Wow… a big heavy 18 year old car was beat by a new car on a tight circuit track. OMG!

  • Сафиуллина-Мохамед Рамазанов

    Now put the Z4 to show the difference in performance if any!

    • Vassilis

      Pretty sure the Z4 will be slower

  • getoffme

    Oh look at the haters spewing BS again. Real world stats > haters’ diarrhea mouth.

    • KidRed

      No hating here. BMW sure knows how to make a fast, precise handling car.

  • KidRed

    You mean Toyota’s BMW Supra…

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