Dyno figures suggest that (…in true BMW fashion) Toyota has been more than a little conservative with the power and torque figures of the 2020 Supra.
Car&Driver recently got its hands on a Supra and hooked it up to an all-wheel drive dyno in Dearborn Heights, Michigan. With the car running in fifth gear, the Japanese sports car churned out an impressive 339 hp and 427 lb-ft (578 Nm) of torque. These figures were measured at the wheels and are both up on the crank output promoted by Toyota.
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According to the car manufacturer, the boosted 3.0-liter inline-six of the Supra has 335 hp and 364 lb-ft (494 Nm) of torque. It’s difficult to say exactly how much of the engine’s power is lost through the drivetrain but if it’s even just 10 per cent, that means the Supra’s engine may in fact pump out around 380 hp, virtually identical to the new BMW M40i in U.S.-spec.
The magazine notes that the peak torque figure achieved may be a little inflated as the car’s torque converter probably isn’t fully locked until higher up in the rev range.
It’s not particularly surprising to learn that Toyota has understated the grunt of the Supra as it’s something many car manufacturers are doing nowadays. The potent figures of the Supra also go some way in explaining how Car and Driver was able to launch one to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 3.8 seconds and set a storming quarter mile time of 12.3 seconds at 113 mph (181 km/h).