All German cars seem to have a 155 mph limited top speed as standard. It seems to be some sort of “Gentleman’s Agreement” among German automakers to not go over 155 mph. Unless you pay for more, of course. Being that the Toyota Supra is as German as it is Japanese — considering it’s a twin of the BMW Z4 — it also has a top speed limiter of 155 mph. Though, the Supra doesn’t really seem to care about such Gentleman’s Agreements.
In this video, a Toyota Supra driver films the speedometer as it crests past its 155 mph speed limiter. In fact, it doesn’t even seem to care that there is such a speed limiter. There’s no warning, there’s no hesitation, just constant acceleration well past its 249 km/h (155 mph) supposed limit. Either that speed limiter is more of a top speed suggestion or Toyota simply said “Yea, we don’t care what you Germans want.” I’m hoping it’s the latter.
As we all know by now, the Toyota Supra uses the same B58 engine that powers the BMW Z4 M40i. Like the European Z4 M40i, the Supra makes a lot more than its claimed 335 hp. So it wastes no time getting to that magic top speed number and than crashing through it like the Kool-Aid man. It sounds pretty good doing it, too, even if it’s a bit synthetic.
Anyone else also notice the BMW font and numbers in the gauge cluster of the Supra? I like that Toyota made its own design for it but it’s a bit lame that the font is still the same. Don’t get me wrong, I like BMW’s font in its cars, as it’s clear and legible, but I was sort of hoping the Supra to have more of a unique interior. Still, it’s hard to fault the car when it goes like it does and looks like it does. Also, I really like its indifference to rules.