2020 Supra And Z4 Want To Show The Mustang There Is A Replacement For Displacement

The 2020 Toyota Supra and BMW Z4 have arrived, and they want to demonstrate that downsizing doesn’t mean you have to deal with compromises when it comes to performance.

A multitude of drag races involving the new Supra and range-topping Z4 M40i have been held since members of the press, and the public, started getting their hands on the (closely related – by how much, it depends on who you’re asking…) sports cars. This one is a little different, though, as it pits the two against a Ford Mustang GT.

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It’s worth pointing out that the Mustang GT is considerably cheaper than both the Supra and the Z4 M40i and, thus, doesn’t really belong in the same niche. However, it is front-engined, rear-wheel drive and enthusiast-oriented, and a popular option for those looking for a car that’s fast and fun to drive but won’t break the bank. Little wonder it is the world’s best-selling sports car, then.

This drag race was held in South Africa, where the Mustang GT’s naturally-aspirated 5.0-liter V8 delivers 444 HP. That is down on the 460 hp of U.S.-spec cars, but still well up on the 335 HP delivered by both the Supra and Z4 M40i (in non-U.S. form).

Car Magazine’s test saw the trio go head-to-head down a half-mil) runway and segments the race down into a 0-100 km/h comparison, a quarter-mile sprint, and the full half-mile run. Both the Supra and Z4 M40i establish significant leads as they set off, but with its extra power, can the Mustang make up for lost ground?


  • Kagan

    How sophisticated! Doing a dragrace like 6 years old! Not using launchcontrol, probably not changing drivers and doing atleast 10 attempts by each car and driver and even changing lanes, like real real amateurs!

  • alexxx

    Give us some lap times ffs,enough of this 10sec drag races?

    • SteersUright


  • Seats & a steering wheel

    YouTuber ‘The Stradman pit his new Supra up against his room mates Shelby GT 350. With its manual transmission the Shelby didn’t stand a chance. This week Stradman took his own 2004 Lamborghini Gallardo manual and tried to race his own Supra. Race was a little closer, but again the Gallardo, while very pretty and sweet sounding could not overcome the Supra’s performance. There is no doubt the Supra is the real deal in terms of performance and in my eyes, looks. Like many, I DO wish it was more Toyota/Japanese and less BMW/European.

  • iggination

    Power ratings might show a HUGE difference in advantage towards the Mustang, but everyone and their grandmother knows the BMW’s i6 HP ratings are much higher when tested on a dyno. On the same dyno, the 5.0 will have less HP to the wheels than advertised(or equal to a greater power loss), while the i6 will have much more. The test is not surprising.

  • Bo Hanan

    Come on Ford. And I’m a BMW owner too.

  • david oetzel

    This GT must be way detuned. I have a 19 Gt that smokes both of these cars!

    • eb110americana

      331 kW = 450 HP
      526 Nm = 388 lb.ft

      The US Mustang GT makes 460 HP and 420 lb.ft, so there are probably particulate filters or other emissions equipment slowing it down.

    • SteersUright

      Smokes? In your dreams. Keeps up with and ties? Perhaps.

  • Craig

    I’ll take the Mustang thanks!!

  • SteersUright

    Why does it seem that the Z4 is so half-baked compared to the Supra in nearly every comparison? It almost always loses every comparo these days, its extra power seems like a lie, it apparently doesnt handle anywhere near as well…
    Also, the Coyote V8 sounds fantastic, easily the best here and has long deserved a better and more agile platform than the fat, heavy, long-wheelbase (ie not agile) Mustang.

  • SteersUright

    Saw this, where the Mustang easily took the lead. Goes to show the consistency of Ford’s product around the world, among other factors.

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