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This isn’t aloof a allegory analysis amid a brace of high-performance cars. This is a action amid the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 and the 2020 Toyota GR Supra. It’s a action amid big and small, displacement against refinement, three pedals against two paddle-shifters, old academy against new. America against Japan.

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It’s a action that has been in the works for added than 50 years. Carroll Shelby’s aboriginal Mustang GT350 was congenital in 1965, complete in a baby automated architecture in Venice, California. That archetypal was continued gone by the time the aboriginal Toyota Supra hit the artery in the backward 1970s, and it was already a admired archetypal aback the fourth-gen Supra, with its 2JZ twin-turbo inline-six, started annihilation Ferraris in 1993. Now, with the acknowledgment of the Supra for 2020—albeit with added than a little advice from BMW—these two legends are assuredly rolling off accumulation ambit at the aforementioned time.

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Both of these cars accept engines in advanced active the rear wheels, and that’s about the admeasurement of their automated likeness. Aloof like its ancestor, the abundant beyond and added Shelby is all V-8 barrage and chiral accessory selection. Code-named Voodoo, its V-8’s 5.2 liters of double-overhead-cam abundance is acclaimed for its flat-plane crank and 8250 rpm redline. It breathes air atmospherically, makes 526 hp, and sounds like the demon adulation adolescent of an American beef car and a Japanese superbike. Every GT350 gets a six-speed chiral gearbox. Our analysis car amount $64,860.

For 2019, Ford has dialed up the GT350’s chassis, basically creating a GT350R with a aback seat. To aerate grip, its accepted magnetorheological dampers accept been recalibrated, and its advanced springs are 10 percent stiffer to abate dive beneath braking. Its rear springs are now six-percent softer, and there’s a stiffer anti-roll bar than before. Ultra-grippy Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires accept replaced the antecedent Pilot Super Sports. Our analysis car additionally was able with the alternative Handling Package, which includes camber plates aloft its advanced struts, and our analysis car accustomed attractive as if there was added abrogating camber dialed in than on Joey Logano’s NASCAR Ford Mustang at Watkins Glen.

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Created in affiliation with BMW, Toyota’s newest Supra is for the aboriginal time a two-seater. It’s additionally a automated doppelganger for the appropriately beginning BMW Z4. Like its best adorable forebearer, the Supra is packing a additional inline-six, although this time there’s one turbocharger instead of two. BMW’s 3.0-liter is rated at 335 horsepower, which makes this the best able blunt Supra ever. An eight-speed automated is the alone chiral offered. Our Launch Edition archetypal rode on a set of 19-inch Michelin Pilot Super Sports, and the basal band on the sticker apprehend $57,375.

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With the Toyota packing 191 beneath ponies than the Shelby, and the Mustang cutting beyond and stickier rubber, you ability brainstorm that this would be a beatdown. But dig a little added into the specs, and you’ll see that the Supra weighs 446 pounds beneath than the 3821-pound Mustang and its wheelbase is about 10 inches shorter. The Supra, which is about the admeasurement of a Porsche Cayman, is additionally added able than Toyota is cogent us. Or is it BMW?

We afresh beggared a Supra to a anatomy dyno area it registered 339 application and 427 lb-ft of torque at the wheels, which agency the agent is appreciably stronger than its official “at the crank” ratings. It additionally agency it’s packing added torque than the Mustang’s V-8, which is rated at 429 lb-ft afore any ability is absent axis its chiral and rear axle. And that boost hits bottomward low, at aloof 1600 rpm, which explodes the Supra off the band and out of bound corners. The beeline six redlines at 6500 rpm but pulls acerb to its 7000-rpm ammunition cutoff, and its quick alive eight-speed will authority apparatus in chiral mode.

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At the analysis clue the Supra hit 60 mph in aloof 3.9 seconds, active the Mustang by three-tenths. Once the Ford’s big V-8 finds its ability ambit at the top of its tach, however, the Mustang does appear on strong, assault the Toyota to 100 mph by bisected a additional and to 140 mph by 3.6 seconds. Both cars accomplished the division mile in 12.5 seconds, which makes them the quickest Supra and GT350 we’ve anytime tested. The big-winged twin-turbo Supras of the 1990s, which additionally advised about 3400 pounds, ran the division in 13.1 seconds, while the aboriginal 306 hp GT350 was a mid-14–second car.

On arced two-lane roads, the Toyota’s traction-control arrangement gets absolutely a workout, although it’s acquainted altogether and keeps the Supra charging forward. By adverse it’s accessible to lug the Mustang’s 5.2 out of apathetic second-gear corners. It takes a exhausted or two for the V-8 to ascend aback over 4500 rpm and alpha authoritative power, which allows the Supra to cull abroad hardly bottomward abbreviate straights. On the upside, the Shelby’s aerial ability ambit keeps it from actuality a handful. This isn’t a tail-happy alluvion apparatus acquisitive to discharge you off into a ditch; it’s accessible to drive quickly. The V-8 additionally sounds like it should afterwards the bogus crackles and ancestor you get from the Supra’s six. Unfortunately, the Voodoo is so buzzy at added than 6000 rpm that the Shelby’s pedals creep beneath the driver’s feet, and its shifter rattles like a baby’s toy. It’s a belly experience.

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We flogged both these cars adamantine for added than 600 afar of active in the Sequoia National Forest. This exercise did no favors to the ammunition abridgement calculations reflected in the accompanying blueprint charts, but it did wind up giving us a solid baseline for comparing the cars’ about characters. The Supra is added tossable and bigger counterbalanced than the able-bodied Mustang, but the agitable attributes of its abeyance over bumps and the abridgement of acknowledgment in its council and anchor pedal don’t body confidence. Not appropriate away. The Supra feels nervous, at first, but anon you apprentice the anchor is there, and the Toyota can accumulate the aforementioned clip as the Shelby. In the absolute apple both cars can be apprenticed adamantine for hours adenoids to appendage at the bend of their limits. The Mustang’s added stance, firmer suspension, and tackier tires did add up to hardly above numbers at the analysis clue area both cars generated added than 1.00 g of anchor on the skidpad.

It turns out it’s accessible to accomplish a Shelby GT350 invisible. Aloof esplanade it abutting to a 2020 Toyota Supra. Onlookers airing appropriate accomplished the Shelby like it’s a biscuit Camry and ask if they can booty a account of the Toyota. Especially association adolescent than 40. It isn’t absolutely beautiful, and genitalia aloof attending amiss from some angles, but there’s no abstinent the affecting draw of the Supra’s shape.

Inside, its tachometer is advanced and centermost with its redline at 12 o’clock, area it should be. Aside from its gauges the Toyota’s berth is mostly BMW, with avant-garde architecture and categorical construction. It additionally feels bound and has mail-slot sightlines, but the Supra’s berth lives up to its abrupt amount point, as does the blow of the machine. Some may anticipate $57,400 is too abundant for a Toyota, but they won’t afterwards they drive it.

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By allegory the Mustang’s autogenous is affably spacious. It’s additionally a bit awakening with ample annular dials and a levered parking brake, but it couldn’t be added ergonomically simple. Pedal agreement is perfect, and its abutting anchor pedal is reassuring.

Big or small, displacement or refinement, three pedals or two, old academy or new? Pick your poison. Eeny meeny miney mo. It’s that close.

With its baby aback bench and beyond trunk, the Mustang is absolutely the added applied of these two branch hot rods, but the added aesthetic Toyota is added adequate for circadian use. It rides bigger than the Ford, it’s appreciably quieter on the highway, and its seats aren’t as aggressively bolstered. Although they get a bit doughy aback you’re casting the Supra from bend to corner, the Toyota’s buckets are finer adequate for weekend alley trips. The Supra additionally gets bigger ammunition abridgement than the Shelby, and its artery canoeing ambit is far superior. As we abstruse with our abiding GT350, the Mustang’s 16-gallon catchbasin is acceptable for alone about 250 miles.

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But we don’t care. As afflicted as we are with the fifth-generation Supra, it’s the old school, three-pedal Mustang, with its race-car–like turn-in and V-8 thunder, that speaks to its disciplinarian the loudest, both actually and figuratively. Apprenticed aback to back, the Ford is artlessly too agreeable to not win this shootout. But it wins it by a nose.

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2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

VEHICLE TYPEfront-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 4-passenger, 2-door coupe

PRICE AS TESTED$64,860 (base price: $61,535)

ENGINE TYPEDOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, anchorage ammunition injectionDisplacement: 315 cu in, 5163 cc Power: 526 hp @ 7500 rpmTorque: 429 lb-ft @ 4750 rpm

TRANSMISSION6-speed manual

CHASSISSuspension (F/R): struts/multilinkBrakes (F/R): 15.5-in vented disc/15.0-in vented discTires: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2, Admeasurement F: 295/35R-19 (104Y) FP R: 305/30R-19 (106Y) FP

DIMENSIONSWheelbase: 107.1 in Length: 188.9 in Width: 75.9 in Height: 54.2 in Passenger volume: 87 cu ft Block volume: 14 cu ft Curb weight: 3821 lb

C/D TEST RESULTSZero to 60 mph: 4.2 secZero to 100 mph: 9.1 secZero to 140 mph: 19.1 secRolling start, 5–60 mph: 4.7 secTop gear, 30–50 mph: 11.0 secTop gear, 50–70 mph: 11.3 secStanding ¼-mile: 12.5 sec @ 117 mphTop acceleration (drag limited, mfr claim): 180 mphBraking, 70–0 mph: 149 ftRoadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 1.08 g

C/D FUEL ECONOMYObserved: 12 mpg

EPA FUEL ECONOMYCombined/city/highway: 16/15/21 mpg

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2020 Toyota Supra Launch Edition

VEHICLE TYPEfront-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door coupe

PRICE AS TESTED$57,400 (base price: $56,205)

ENGINE TYPEturbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve inline-6, aluminum block and head, absolute ammunition injectionDisplacement: 183 cu in, 2998 cc Power: 335 hp @ 6500 rpmTorque: 365 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm

TRANSMISSION8-speed automated with chiral alive mode

CHASSISSuspension (F/R): struts/multilinkBrakes (F/R): 13.7-in vented disc/13.6-in vented discTires: Michelin Pilot Super Sport, Admeasurement F: 255/35R-19 (96Y) R: 275/35R-19 (100Y)

DIMENSIONSWheelbase: 97.2 in Length: 172.5 in Width: 73.0 in Height: 40.9 in Passenger volume: 51 cu ft Cargo volume: 10 cu ft Curb weight: 3375 lb

C/D TEST RESULTSZero to 60 mph: 3.9 secZero to 100 mph: 9.6 secZero to 140 mph: 22.7 secRolling start, 5–60 mph: 4.8 secTop gear, 30–50 mph: 2.7 secTop gear, 50–70 mph: 2.9 secStanding ¼-mile: 12.5 sec @ 112 mphTop acceleration (governor limited, C/D est): 162 mphBraking, 70–0 mph: 150 ftRoadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 1.05 g

C/D FUEL ECONOMYObserved: 15 mpg

EPA FUEL ECONOMYCombined/city/highway: 26/24/31 mpg 

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