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    • G29 BMW Z4 M40i vs. 2020 A90/MKV Toyota Supra vs. Mustang GT in a misleading 800 meter drag race

      Another day and another drag race video involving the new Supra. This one unfortunately is pure clickbait. For whatever reason the Supra is getting compared with the Mustang quite often likely because they both represent a performance value although the Mustang GT is much cheaper and not facing any markup nonsense.


      The G29 Z4 and the Supra are the same basic thing except the Z4 is heavier due to the drop top. That means the Supra has the edge.

      The Mustang GT is heavier than the Supra as well but it does have a 5.0 liter third gen Coyote motor which offers quite a bit more power and top end punch.

      All three of these cars are automatic and all three are rear wheel drive.

      So what wins? The Supra somehow. It gets the best start so really it is traction that decides this making for a practically useless comparison.

      The Mustang has the slowest start and this is exactly how a drag race can be misleading as it is the car pulling the hardest as evidenced by the 0-200 kph time. A roll race would be much more informative here and remove the traction factor. Plus, they should include trap speeds.

      0-100:

      Supra: 4.54
      Z4: 4.73
      Mustang: 5.20

      400 meters:

      Supra: 12.83
      Z4: 13.02
      Mustang: 13.16

      0-200:

      Supra: 16.89
      Z4: 17.01
      Mustang: 16.42

      800 meters:

      Supra: 20.15
      Z4: 20.60
      Mustang: 20.33

      The Mustang is the fastest car of this trio and this video is poorly done and misleading. Who the hell runs 13's in a 10-speed automatic 2019 Mustang GT other than these people?


      This article was originally published in forum thread: G29 BMW Z4 M40i vs. 2020 A90/MKV Toyota Supra vs. Mustang GT in a misleading 800 meter drag race started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 6 Comments
      1. AVI's Avatar
        AVI -
        One important factor to bear in mind is that this race was very likely done at high altitude, over 5000 ft above sea level.
        NA cars lose 15-20% of their power due to the thinner air. Performance inevitably suffers...
      1. 7plagues's Avatar
        7plagues -
        what's misleading, they did a drag race, same time same track. They could have done more races like a rolling, clearly the mustang would have won that. Just a video showing launch and grip is a big factor.
      1. billvp's Avatar
        billvp -
        the Supra seems to get uglier every time I see it
      1. richpike's Avatar
        richpike -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by billvp Click here to enlarge
        the Supra seems to get uglier every time I see it
        Exactly. Not sure how that’s possible, but it’s true.

        And I didn’t even watch it. Mustang running 13s and a 5.2s 0-62? Blah. And if the altitude comment above is true, then this is even more crap of a compare.

        -Rich
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by AVI Click here to enlarge
        One important factor to bear in mind is that this race was very likely done at high altitude, over 5000 ft above sea level.
        NA cars lose 15-20% of their power due to the thinner air. Performance inevitably suffers...
        Which makes the Mustang's quicker 0-200 time all the more impressive.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 7plagues Click here to enlarge
        what's misleading, they did a drag race, same time same track. They could have done more races like a rolling, clearly the mustang would have won that. Just a video showing launch and grip is a big factor.
        You racing cars or testing traction? Without trap speeds you do not know which is pulling harder. The 0-200 time obviously shows the Mustang has the stronger top end.

        It's a poorly done race as the fastest car doesn't win. A new Mutang GT running 13's is freaking absurd.

        We all know grip is a factor. So make sure the cars grip or why bother?