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    • Top Gear MKV Toyota Supra laptime matches a Porsche 997.1 GT3?

      You may have seen headlines proclaiming the new Toyota Supra as a Porsche GT3 equivalent but hold on just a second. Top Gear tested the new Supra on their test track and the 1:23.1 time does indeed put it ahead of a 997.1 GT3 which did it in 1:23.2.


      What these headlines fail to mention is all the cars ahead of the Supra for context. Also, that that GT3 laptime was not ever officially shown on the Top Gear show.

      As for cars quicker than the Supra, how about the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio which is much heavier? The Porsche 718 Cayman S. The BMW F80 M3. The Tesla Model 3. The Mercedes W205 C63 AMG S.

      The Supra time is not bad but let's not start calling it a GT3 rival because it isn't:

      01:21.0 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series Series 18, Episode 05
      01:21.22 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Series 10, Episode 03
      01:21.4 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Series 24, Episode 02
      01:21.5 Aston Martin DB11 Series 24, Episode 03
      01:21.5 Tesla Model 3 Series 27, Episode 02
      01:21.6 Porsche Cayman GTS Series 22, Episode 05
      01:21.6 BMW F80 M3 Series 24, Episode 02
      01:21.6 Porsche 718 Cayman S Series 24, Episode 07
      01:21.6 Jaguar F-Type R Series 22, Episode 07
      01:21.6 Audi R8 V10 (damp) Series 14, Episode 02
      01:21.7 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive Series 20, Episode 04
      01:21.9 Ford GT Series 04, Episode 08
      01:22.2 Porsche 997 Turbo Cabriolet Series 15, Episode 04
      01:22.3 Caterham Seven 620R (wet) Series 21, Episode 04
      01:22.3 Audi R8 V10 Spyder Series 15, Episode 04
      01:22.3 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale Series 04, Episode 03
      01:22.3 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Series 04, Episode 03
      01:22.4 Chevrolet Corvette C6 Z06 Series 08, Episode 02
      01:22.5 Noble M15 Series 08, Episode 08
      01:22.6 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG S N/A
      01:22.8 Lexus LFA (wet)[12] Series 14, Episode 07
      01:22.9 Ferrari F430 F1 Series 06, Episode 08
      01:22.9 Porsche 911 Sport Classic Series 15, Episode 02
      01:22.9 Alpine A110 Series 25, Episode 06
      01:23.0 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series Series 13, Episode 03
      01:23.1 KTM X-Bow (Not Shown on TV)[13] (Driven by first white Stig) N/A
      01:23.1 Maserati Gran Turismo MC Stradale Series 18, Episode 05
      01:23.1 Toyota Supra

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      This article was originally published in forum thread: Top Gear MKV Toyota Supra laptime matches a Porsche 997.1 GT3? started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 3 Comments
      1. Stevenh's Avatar
        Stevenh -
        Please retest that same gt3 on a set of tires that aren't 12 years behind in compound technology and get back to us.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Stevenh Click here to enlarge
        Please retest that same gt3 on a set of tires that aren't 12 years behind in compound technology and get back to us.
        A great point.
      1. Jerain's Avatar
        Jerain -
        Just look at the new Megane RS Trophy R beating the 997 GT3 at the Nürburgring Nordschleife...