Drag Race: Lexus RC-F Vs Toyota GR Supra

The GR Supra is fast, however can it take care of the V-8 energy of the Lexus RC-F?

by Dim Angelov, on

Drag races are significantly attention-grabbing when they’re between two very totally different vehicles. With this in thoughts, Sam CarLegion offers us one other drag race between two very totally different Toyota merchandise. On one aspect, we’ve the sunshine and nimble Toyota GR Supra, whereas on the opposite, a Lexus RC-F that may greatest be described as a Japanese muscle automobile. Each vehicles ship energy to the rear axle, however that’s about all they’ve in frequent.

Toyota GR Supra

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The Toyota GR Supra is a daily on this channel and has confirmed that it could actually punch above its weight. Its 3.0-liter, turbocharged inline-six, could come from BMW, but it surely’s really been co-developed with Toyota. It (formally) packs 382 horsepower and 368 pound-feet (499 Nm). The gearbox is a tried-and-tested ZF, eight-speed computerized. The GR Supra weighs simply 3,346 kilos (1,517 kg), which makes it surprisingly mild for a contemporary sports activities automobile.

Lexus RC-F

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Lexus is generally related to luxurious, although they gave us the exceptional LFA, a couple of decade in the past. No turbochargers right here, only a massive, 5.0-liter, naturally-aspirated V-8 that makes 467 horsepower and 389 pound-feet (527 Nm). Just like the GR Supra, the Lexus is supplied with an eight-speed computerized, though it’s not the identical gearbox. The automobile advantages from a carbon-fiber physique package, which provides it related aesthetics to the RC-F Observe Package deal. Nevertheless, that most likely received’t helo with straight-line acceleration At 3,958 kilos (1,795 kg), the RC-F is noticeably heavier. Will it make up for it with V-8 energy?

The Drag Races

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Two races from a standing begin had been completed, with the primary one being in computerized mode. Surprisingly, the heavier RC-F does a greater begin, however as soon as the GR Supra good points traction, it rockets forward and stays there. For the second drag race, each vehicles are in annual mode. It appears the RC-F slowed down, permitting the GR Supra to, as soon as once more, rocket forward. Regardless of the Supra driver forgetting to shift, the GR Supra nonetheless takes a convincing win.

The Rolling Races

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Two totally totally different recipes for efficiency, each of which coming from Japan

Toyota GR Sura is mild and nimble whereas the Lexus RC-F counters its weight with V-8 energy

Two races from a 50 km/h (31 mph) roll are completed – one in guide advert one in computerized mode. The RC-F has a variety of top-end energy, however the lengthy gear ratios appear to favor gasoline economic system a bit greater than they need to. In the meantime, the GR Supra is geared extra for acceleration – one thing it does extraordinarily shortly for its horsepower score. In each races, the heavier Lexus didn’t sustain with the GR Supra.

Remaining ideas

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In the long run, the heavier Lexus simply couldn’t sustain with the GR Supra. The burden of the automobile additionally took its toll on the brakes, which began smoking, on two events. We will’t assist, however marvel if the Lexus might have carried out higher. What do you assume?

Dim Angelov

Dim Angelov

Born in 1992, I come from a household of motoring fans. My ardour for vehicles was awoken on the age of six, after I noticed a Lamborghini Diablo SV in {a magazine}. After highschool I earned a grasp’s diploma in advertising and a Grasp of Arts in Media and Communications. Over time, I’ve practiced and turn out to be expert in precision driving and up to now have check pushed greater than 250 vehicles throughout the globe. Over time, I’ve picked up primary mechanical information and have even taken half within the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Sort and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Dash. Currently, I’ve taken a flowery to automotive pictures, and whereas fashionable vehicles are my major ardour, I even have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, conflict historical past, craft beer, historic weapons, and automobile restoration. In time, I plan my very own basic automobile restoration and hope to earn my racing certificates, after which I anticipate to determine my very own racing crew.  Learn full bio

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