VIDEO: Cars.co.za pits Toyota Supra against the BMW M2 Competition

BMW M2, Videos | August 27th, 2019 by 7
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By now, there’s a chance a lot of you fans are sick of hearing Toyota Supra news. Unfortunately for those of you who are tired of it, it’s not going to stop any time soon. The Supra and the BMW are forever linked, due to their joint development. Under the Supra’s skin, it’s essentially a BMW Z4 M40i, so its DNA is more Bavarian than Japanese. Yet, it does have its own unique tuning, as we’ve seen in videos where it took on its Z4 twin. But how about when it goes up against a proper M Division product?

In this new video from Cars.co.za, the Toyota Supra takes on the BMW M2 Competition. This isn’t an entirely new test idea, to be honest, as we’ve seen some before. However, this one pits the two against each other, on track, with a proper racing driver behind the wheel of both. So we get to see which car is actually faster in a fair and objective manner.

First up is the BMW M2 Comp, with its 3.0 liter twin-turbocharged I6 engine (S55) which makes 405 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. In this test, all of that fury is sent to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. On the track, with former racing driver Ashley Oldfield at the helm, it recorded a 1:29.00 one-lap time.

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Next up is the Toyota Supra. It also uses a 3.0 liter inline-six engine (B58) but it only has one turbocharger, 355 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. So it’s down on power quite a bit. It also only has a torque-converter eight-speed auto, rather than a rapid-fire DCT. In its favor, though, is significantly less weight, a lower center of gravity and a chassis that was built from the ground up to be a sports car, whereas the M2 starts life as a normal everyday coupe.

So which one is fastest? We won’t spoil that for you, as you should watch the video. But it’s certainly interesting and the winner isn’t necessarily the better car. Check it out.

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