2020 Toyota Supra Sets Impressive Lap Time At Buttonwillow Raceway

The new 2020 Toyota Supra was not designed as an out-and-out track car but this clip proves that when let loose on the right kind of track, it is capable of setting some seriously impressive times.

The guys over at Evasive Motorsport recently took out their black Supra to Buttonwillow Raceway in Southern California and with pro drift Dai Yoshihara behind the wheel, set a best time of 1:58.92. To put that into perspective, the best time set by a 997-generation Porsche 911 GT2 around the same circuit is a 1:59.7, proving that while the Supra has significantly less power, it’s right at home on the race track.

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Rather than calling it a day with this brisk sub-2-minute lap time, Evasive Motorsport want to head back to the circuit chasing an even faster lap time. However, before they do so, are planning on modifying the 2020 Supra to improve its handling.

According to Yoshihara, the Japanese coupe rolls a little too much for his liking and the standard tires are lacking the grip he’d like. With new suspension, sway bars, and sticky rubber, the tuner is very confident the Supra can be much faster without any powertrain modifications.

Toyota says the 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six engine powering the new Supra pumps out 335 hp but we know it has much more than that. Also contributing to the impressive speeds the Supra is capable of is an eight-speed automatic transmission driving the rear wheels. This may not be the type of gearbox many enthusiasts want but it certainly helps out when it comes to lap times.

 

  • Matteo Tommasi

    On racing tyres…

    • but stock (without ECU update or modification on exhaust systems). on another news I read they can get 420ps by some stage2 mods.

  • nastinupe

    So it beat a car who’s base model was released in 2004 as a 2005 model and was last sold in 2011. Wow… congratulations!

  • Bo Hanan

    Would love to see the two cars *on that track* racing, (rolls eyes)….. Whatever Toyota.

  • Wolverine350R

    So what track layout was this? 13CW?

  • Ben

    When someone brings up 997-generation Porsche 911 GT2, its all nostalgia, but when a Supra laps faster, its just an old Porsche. C’mon now. Give credit were due. Don’t take down the legacy of the GT2 to slight the A90.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    It made a good time. Quicker than S2000, Cayman S and 2 seconds slower than a GT-R. That, if true, puts it in a good spot in terms of performances. It is still a cooked up BMW with no manual and, to me, an old-before-born, design. People who buy Japanese cars want to see Japanese engineering in them. This is a Japanese tuned car with a German soul. Also, no news on “driving pleasure”. To me it looks like a pretty flat experience for its segment. What we do know now is that chassis, transmission and suspensions do their job well on a track. That will be good enough to many.

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