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A Dodge Challenger Might Be Intimidating, But Not To This Toyota Supra GR

Watch the Toyota Supra GR beat the living daylights out of the Dodge Challenger on the drag strip

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‘Sam CarLegion’ uploaded another drag race video on his YouTube channel, this time involving a Toyota Supra GR and a Dodge Challenger R/T. It isn’t exactly a fair race, to begin with. We do know the Supra would beat the muscle car even on a limp, but such dominance wasn’t expected. Take a look at it yourself:

The Supra Is The Winner Even On Paper

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The Dodge Challenger R/T is powered by a 5.7-liter naturally aspirated HEMI V-8 engine that makes 372 HP and 400 lb/ft of torque. An eight-speed auto gearbox powers the rear wheels
The Dodge Challenger in question is the R/T model with a naturally aspirated HEMI V-8 mill under the hood. It displaces 5.7 liters and puts out 372 horses and 400 pound-feet of torque.

Power is channeled to the rear wheels exclusively via an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

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The Toyota Supra GR, on the other hand, is powered by an inline-six turbocharged mill that displaces three liters. It makes 382 ponies and 368 pound-feet of oomph.

An eight-speed automatic gearbox powers the rear wheels here as well.

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The Supra GR, being almost 900 pounds lighter than the Challenger, boasts of a better power-to-weight ratio - 0.116 hp/lb vs the Challenger’s 0.089 hp/lb ratio

The Dodge Challenger weighs 4,200 pounds, which gives it a power-to-weight ratio of 0.089 hp/lb. The Toyota Supra, on the other hand, is almost 900 pounds lighter at 3,304 pounds, giving it a much better power-to-weight ratio of 0.116 hp/lb.

These Races Were As Lopsided As They Can Get

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The first run was in Sport mode. The Supra got off to a cracking start and left the Challenger in the dust. The timings weren’t revealed, but this was an assault on the American muscle car. Well, it was never the favorite, to begin with, seeing the paper specs, but this was brutal.

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To soften the blow a little, Sam suggested a rolling race which probably wouldn’t be as humiliating as this one. But, boy, was he wrong! The first rolling race was from 50 kph (31 mph) in Sport mode. At kickdown, the Supra went past the Challenger so quick and it looked like the latter just stood still there. But, to be fair, it wasn’t that far off at the finish line. They repeated the same thing again to see if it would make a difference, but it didn’t. So, a 3-0 clean sweep for the Supra GR over the Challenger R/T there.

Conclusion

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Swipe up to watch the video, read about the race in detail, and to share your thoughts in the comments section

As mentioned earlier, this wasn’t exactly unexpected or surprising, but a fun video nevertheless. It was quite a change of pace especially after seeing how a Challenger Hellcat drew one hell of a contest with a Stage 3 750-horsepower Roush Mustang. Watch the race and let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Sidd Dhimaan
Sidd Dhimaan
Senior Editor, Truck Expert, EV Expert - sidd@topspeed.com
Sidd joined the Topspeed.com team in 2017 as an intern and in less than a year he earned a full-time position as an associate editor and junior automotive expert. Fast forward to today, and he is currently serving as a senior editor, pickup truck expert, and EV expert.  Read full bio
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