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2020 Toyota Supra: 5 Cars That are Faster at the Nurburgring and 5 That are Slower

Toyota Supra chief engineer Tetsuya Tada recently told Road & Track that the new 2020 Supra could likely lap the Nurburgring in around 7 minutes and 40 seconds.

The Supra would hit its 155 mph top speed limiter down the long straights of the Nurburgring, Tada-San said, but even without removing it, the Supra can lap the 12.9-mile ‘Green Hell’ in under eight minutes with ease. “It’s very easy to break eights—7:50, 7:40. It will do that easily,” the longtime Toyota engineer claimed.

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That’s quite a quick lap time for a 335-hp car, it must be said. If Toyota ever pulled a 7:40 time off, it would place the new Supra in some illustrious company and even have it beating some impressive performance cars from high-priced manufacturers.

We’ve compiled a list of cars the Supra would get beaten by and those that it would beat below, so check it out to get a better idea of what kind of performance the new Supra may be offering up.

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Cars That May Beat the 2020 Toyota Supra

5. Porsche Panamera Turbo

The 2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo lapped the Nurburgring in 7:38 – a wildly fast time for a big luxurious four-door like the Panamera. This was once the four-door record holder at the daunting Nurburgring as well.

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4. Lexus LFA

Toyota’s last supercar, the Lexus LFA, lapped the Nurburgring in a respectable 7:38 when German auto magazine Sport Auto tested it. The Lexus LFA Nurburgring was much faster, not surprisingly, with a time of 7:14.

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3. Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

While quite a bit more expensive and more powerful than the Supra, the Giulia Quadrifoglio is a four-door sedan. Its Nurburgring lap time of 7:32 is therefore absurdly quick (and also the four-door lap record holder). The Supra would need quite a bit more power to take down this fiery Italian, we think.

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2. Camaro ZL1

We included the Camaro ZL1 on our list as it’s not too much more expensive than the $50,000 Supra. It set a lap time of 7:29 back in 2016, which is very, very fast for a sub $70,000 car. It is nearly twice as powerful, though, with 650 hp on tap from its supercharged V8.

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1. BMW M4 GTS

2016 BMW M4 GTS

The BMW M4 GTS extremely fast for an inline-six powered car like the Supra. With sticky tires, a huge rear wing, lightweight wheels, and other track-ready equipment, the M4 GTS can lap the ‘Ring in 7:27.88. It’s safe to say the Supra probably won’t be nearing that time in any form.

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Cars the 2020 Supra Could Beat

5. BMW M2 Competition

The BMW M2 Competition isn’t so different than the Supra – after all, it’s also a two-door BMW.  The 2+2 coupe set a Nurburgring lap of 7:52.336 with a Sport Auto driver at the helm, though, which is a good bit slower than Toyota’s predictions for the Supra.

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4. Ferrari 599 GTB

The Ferrari 599 GTB is quite old now and is also more suited to grand touring than track driving, but it’s still a Ferrari, so the Supra beating it would be a bit entertaining. The 599 GTB lapped the ‘Ring in 7:47 back in 2007 with a Sport Auto driver behind the wheel.

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3. Porsche 718 Cayman S

The sporty, mid-engine Porsche 718 Cayman S lapped the Nurburgring in 7:46.7 back in 2016 – again in a test conducted by Germany’s Sport Auto magazine.

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2. Honda Civic Type R (FK8) 2017 Honda Civic Type R

The FK8 Honda Civic Type R is the current FWD world record holder at the Nurburgring with a time of 7:43.8. That’s a highly impressive time for a FWD hatch with four doors and a large trunk. If you’re a Supra owner and see a Type R at the track, you may be in for a tough battle.

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1. Porsche Cayman GT4

The Cayman GT4 would be a good scalp for the Supra, but it could be tough to beat Porsche’s track weapon. Sport Auto set a time of 7:42 at the ‘Ring in the 918 Cayman GT4 in 2015. Porsche also has a new faster GT4 on the way, so this lap time stands to shrink, potentially.

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