Toyota Supra vs Audi TTRS, Lexus SC300, Mustang & Tesla Plaid Drag Races

Dominic Toretto tells Brian O’Conner in the first Fast and Furious film that he owes him a 10-second car. O’Conner responds with a thrashed-out Toyota Supra that, with an orange paint job and some flashy graphics, arguably becomes the movie’s vehicular star. We never find out how fast it is, but the yellow Supra in this video is clearly a 10-second machine. It actually runs in the 9s.

It’s also the undeniable star of this short drag racing video, which was recently uploaded to the Drag Racing and Car Stuff YouTube channel. We get five races at Florida’s Bradenton Motorsports Park, all of which feature the Supra battling a slew of tough competitors. We don’t know what modifications are at play for any of the cars featured here, but save for a Tesla Model S Plaid that shows up at the end of the video, it’s safe to say none are remotely stock.

That is abundantly clear in the first race, which features an old Lexus SC 300. The irony of the pairing is not lost on us, given that Lexus shared the 2JZ engine with the old A80 Supra. The side-by-side race is a six-pot symphony from both cars, making it sound like the infamous I6 is still under the hood. The Lexus runs an impressive 9.82 seconds in the quarter-mile, but it falls short of the Supra’s 9.68-second time.

The next challenger is a green Audi TT RS, and we’d love to see the list of modifications for this ride. It hits 144 mph in the quarter-mile, which is significantly faster than a showroom stock model. It’s actually a bit faster than the Supra’s 143-mph trap speed, but time is what matters here and the Supra goes nearly a half-second quicker in the quarter, dipping down to 9.62 seconds.

The third race features a Ford Mustang in the opposite lane, with a similar story to the Audi. The Supra beats the Mustang by 9.52 seconds to 10.06 seconds in a follow-up race. However, the action appears to shift from open racing to a 9.50-second shootout. It’s similar to a previous drag racing clip from this track in which cars that go faster than 9.50 seconds are disqualified. The Mustang clocks in at 9.90 seconds, while the Supra clocks in at 9.81 seconds.

That brings us to the final race, which will, indeed, be against a Model S Plaid. These cars are capable of running in under 10 seconds straight from the factory, and in this race, the Tesla driver has a significant advantage. Can the Supra catch up and claim an internal combustion victory? We’ll leave the finish to the video so you can enjoy the thrill of fast heads-up racing without spoilers.

Source: Drag Racing And Car Stuff via YouTube