• Toyota GR Supra Vs Nissan Z Sound Comparison: Which Car Tugs Your Aural Strings Better?

Here’s a compilation video of what the two cars sound like at idle, launch, and while drifting

This video by TheCarKraze on YouTube is a compilation of a bunch of other tiny clips put together that should give you a good idea about what the Toyota GR Supra and the Nissan Z sound like. This is a sound comparison of the two cars at idle, using launch control followed by a full-on drifting scene.

Toyota GR Supra Vs Nissan Z Sound Comparison: Which Car Tugs Your Aural Strings Better?
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Well, that totally depends on what you prefer

While you may have probably heard what the two cars sound like in isolation, watching these clips in succession gives you a better idea of what each of them sounds like, out of the box. Let’s look at the specs of the two cars:


Toyota GR Supra

Toyota GR Supra Vs Nissan Z Sound Comparison: Which Car Tugs Your Aural Strings Better?
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Here’s a video that compares the two cars’ sounds out of the box. Here’s the Supra at idle

As you can see from the video above, the Supra can easily pull off some crackles and pops, and this is especially true when downshifting or revving out that inline-six. This is courtesy of that flap that opens in the exhaust can when you toggle the sport mode. It sounds way boomier in the top end and all hell breaks loose in sport mode.

Toyota GR Supra Vs Nissan Z Sound Comparison: Which Car Tugs Your Aural Strings Better?
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And finally, here’s what the GR Supra looks and sounds like while drifiting
2022 GR Supra Specifications
Engine  3.0-liter, Twin-Turbo Inline-6
Horsepower 382 horses @ 6,500 rpm
Torque 368 pound-feet @ 1,800 - 5,000 rpm
Tranmission Eight-speed automatic
Drive Layout Rear-wheel-drive
Price $43,540

Nissan Z

Toyota GR Supra Vs Nissan Z Sound Comparison: Which Car Tugs Your Aural Strings Better?
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The video also has a short clips of the two cars revving it out

Coming to the Z, I think the pitch on the stock exhaust is a little higher as compared to the Supra. Also, the Z isn’t as loud at idle and it does sound a little strained while revving it out. But, it sure as hell sounds nicer than the stock cans on the outgoing 370z. A Nismo sports muffler that Nissan announced last month should do the trick.

Toyota GR Supra Vs Nissan Z Sound Comparison: Which Car Tugs Your Aural Strings Better?
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Followed up by a snippet of the Z drifting as well
2023 Nissan Z Specifications
Engine  3.0-liter, Twin-Turbo V-6
Horsepower 400 horses @ 6,400 rpm
Torque 350 pound-feet @ 1,600 - 5,600 rpm
Tranmission Six-speed manual or nine-speed automatic
Drive Layout Rear-wheel-drive
Price $40,000 (estimated)

To Sum It Up

With governments around the world looking to cut back on emissions, several automakers have had to scale back on how hard the engines rev, directly affecting the way the engine sounds at full chat. You should be happy that both these cars don’t have those rev-limiters that you find on several Euro cars these days. If you do indeed want your Z or Supra to sound more aggressive or louder, there are plenty of options on the aftermarket for better downpipes that will let you take things up a notch for more aural pleasure.

Now, when it comes to stuff like a car’s design or sound, they are aspects that are totally subjective, so I’ll instead leave that for you to decide, which one you find to be the better sounding of the two. I think they both sound alright even without any mods. If there’s one gripe, I wouldn’t mind hearing the turbos a little on either of them. As for which one I prefer, I’m going the Supra route, although I dig the way that Z looks. But hey, that’s just me!

Khris Bharath
Khris Bharath
Khris is a classic car aficionado and adores his Jags and Alfas, although he keeps tabs on everything from super exotics like an old EB 110 to the latest from Lucid. Formula One is very close to his heart, and he diligently makes time to tune in for the Grand Prix on Sundays. Khris also loves his road trips and he prefers stick shift over an Auto any day.  Read full bio
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