The new Toyota Supra defends its honor against a trio of electric vehicles in drag and rolling races.
We know the Supra is a quality sports car. Even though it’s mostly a BMW in Toyota’s clothing, it still has a good turbocharged 6-cylinder with 335 horsepower and can do zero to sixty in around 4 seconds. Although dyno testing reveals that it's actually 335 rear-wheel horsepower and real-world testing reveals a zero to sixty time of 3.8 seconds, these are qualities that are not unwelcome. We're not sure why Toyota low-balled its flagship sports car, but Japanese marketing doesn't always make sense to us Westerners.
Coming at the Supra is a trio of electric vehicles on a quest to prove that electric is better. First is the Tesla Model 3 Performance, with its twin motors, AWD, 473 combined horsepower and a zero to sixty time of just 3.2 seconds. It weighs in a good 400 lbs heavier than the Supra, but it's easily the car to beat.
Next is the Jaguar I-Pace, a luxury crossover with twin electric motors, 395 horsepower, and a zero to 62 mph time of 4.8 seconds. It weighs in at 4,700 lbs and makes a bizarre noise to let the driver know they're accelerating.
Finally, the Audi E-Tron. As an electric SUV, it's the heaviest of the bunch at 5,643 lbs. It also has the second-least power at 402 horses. Zero to sixty takes forever and a day, and top speed is limited to 120 mph.
We don't expect much from the Audi, but the Tesla is a mean machine that has defeated cars far more exceptional than the Supra.
In fact, in Carwow’s first drag race the Model 3 takes off as the clear winner and leaves the I-Pace and the Supra to battle it out for second. You’ll have to check out the video above to see which one wins and to see how the Supra will compare to the other three in rolling races and a brake test.