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    • 2020 Supra vs. Ford Mustang GT Performance Pack 1 lap battle (and a drag race)

      Throttle house got two popular performance cars together for a track comparison. Those being the Mustang GT which is the value choice here and the new Toyota Supra. Both are rear wheel drive, both are automatic, and both have huge fan followings.


      The Mustang has a couple advantages beyond value. It is not turbocharged (which is great for the road course) and has a displacement advantage. Plus, its Coyote V8 is updated with a dual-injection system.

      The Supra on the other hand is lighter and features a newer chassis. It also has a solid powerplant in the form of the turbocharged 3.0 liter BMW B58 but it does not rev as high and one has to wonder if the cooling system is sufficient for extended tracking.

      Transmissions are both automatics but Ford has their new 10-speed automatic compared to the 8-speed ZF box in the Supra. The Supra also does not offer a manual option unlike the Mustang.

      They start with a drag race at the 3:35 mark and it is close down low where the Supra has the torque advantage but as they stretch their legs the Mustang opens up a lead. The Coyote offers the stronger top end.

      Ok, so how about the track battle? The Supra actually edges the Mustang. It is interesting to note though how much quicker the Mustang GT Performance Pack 2 is over the Performance Pack 1:


      It is so close between the two it is really a driver's race.

      Which car is better is up to you to decide.


      This article was originally published in forum thread: 2020 Supra vs. Ford Mustang GT Performance Pack 1 lap battle (and a drag race) started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 6 Comments
      1. Eleventeen's Avatar
        Eleventeen -
        I’m just wondering how the Camaro SS 1LE and Mustang GT PP2 are beating an M2 competition around a track. Shouldn’t the M2C be the most ultimate ///M car currently availible?
      1. maxnix's Avatar
        maxnix -
        Camaro SS 1LE is running 305 up front last time I looked a year ago. Also more than twice the engine capacity.
      1. 7to3_enthusiast's Avatar
        7to3_enthusiast -
        Is it fair to say that Toyota might have missed their mark with the Supra if todays Tesla and Civic Type R can not just come close, but beat it around the track? Maybe being to critical, but was kinda expecting more.
      1. Batman's Avatar
        Batman -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by maxnix Click here to enlarge
        Camaro SS 1LE is running 305 up front last time I looked a year ago. Also more than twice the engine capacity.
        Don't hate! Appreciate! You would not be making the same excuses and saying the same thing if that Camaro had a BMW, Mercedes, or Porsche badge on it. There used to be a time when any BMW M car or most European performance sports cars would beat a Camaro or a Mustang on any track. Now you've got Camaros and Mustangs putting in work on the track and beating performance cars that cost more, or even two to three times it's price. That Camaro is not the piece of junk that GM used to make 20 years ago.
      1. onurleft's Avatar
        onurleft -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Eleventeen Click here to enlarge
        I’m just wondering how the Camaro SS 1LE and Mustang GT PP2 are beating an M2 competition around a track. Shouldn’t the M2C be the most ultimate ///M car currently availible?

        Tires

        R Comps (PS Cups)
        or Competition Street

        Vs

        Pilot Sport

        This will get you 2+ seconds at the track
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 7to3_enthusiast Click here to enlarge
        Is it fair to say that Toyota might have missed their mark with the Supra
        They absolutely missed the mark with the Supra.