Featured 2020 Supra vs. 2019 Mustang GT350 as Better Driver's Machine? (Car and Driver)

Discussion in 'Supra versus... (no street racing stories)' started by JT, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. RyanGT3RS

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    I agree, my Porsche is PDK only and never got bored, plus I rev to 9k every time I drive it lol.
     
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    My biggest gripe with cars is them weighing 3600++, no matter how good, I find myself enjoying lighter cars, even cars like the 86 and Miata are very fun to me compared to the ZL1 or Shelby.
     
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    I could have sworn the earlier reviews from car and driver they liked the steering (not the best) and even said it had “feel.” Now, they are saying “numb steering??” So, which is it?
     
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    It is not, but the majority of the reviews so far sounds the ZF transmission is close to a DCT (instead of a traditional slushbox) in operation. I haven't driven one with a ZF trans yet, so I cannot judge how good it is.

    Power is not everything, but I see your point. But isn't the actual power output far exceeds what Toyota says on paper? Sure, not R35 level, but so is the price.
     
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    I agree here completely
    I agree completely. The lively light on your feet feel of a lighter car makes the experience. I wish the supra was even lighter.
     
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    It's an interesting article... but the comparison vs the real world sales will be interesting.

    The FRS/86/GT86 is an amazing drivers car (and I'm not just saying that cos I own one... it really is)... yet sales haven't really been as amazing as Toyota hoped, or deserved.

    Nice to see something that isn't a "usual" comparison.
     
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    My friend just bought a 2019 GT350R over the weekend. I drove it back from us grabbing lunch today, it's a blast. I prefer my Supra, but this thing was pretty easy to get into and drive quickly(for public roads). I'm sure he and I will swap cars for a weekend sometime, and then I can get a better sense of the differences in the real world.
     
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    5A7658E6-8353-4503-9BA8-0414ECB595DA.jpeg I owned the GT350 model year 17 and own a 19 GT. I did not like the GT350 since she just has no low end grunt you have to rev her to 4500 rpms plus just to get her moving. Super slow off the line and for me just didn’t excite me and yeah she’s definitely a track car but sold her and love my GT 10 speed auto with the magna ride suspension. The Supra is just much more nimble and fun true sports car with a lot of character.
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    I was looking at a GT Premium Mustang myself, but I can't get over the new front end. Chevy botches the rear end of the camaro and Ford is like hold my beer.

    The GT350 is tempting but I'm already stretching my budget to get my Supra, though I just found a dealer around me listing their GT350 at $59k which is 5k below sticker on that one. I gotta say I'm a big fan of the Performance Blue that's on the GT350 though.
     
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    59K new for the GT350? You better buy that over the Supra.
     
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    theres a solution to that, just add a gulf stripe
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    Any particular reason why you prefer the Supra? Is it the better driving car?

    I am looking to upgrade my BRZ to either the Supra or GT350. Not sure which direction to go to since I can't get a test drive in the Supra yet.
     
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    The Supra is just a nicer car. Quiter, more comfortable, better interior amenities and controls, all the things you'd expect from a BMW collaboration. It does all that while still being just as capable. I'd be willing to bet that the wider, stickier tires on the GT350 caused most of my perceived difference in grip.

    Also...it's just a more unique looking car. This article nailed it:

    "It turns out it's easy to make a Shelby GT350 invisible. Just park it next to a 2020 Toyota Supra. Onlookers walk right past the Shelby like it's a beige Camry and ask if they can take a picture of the Toyota."

    This has happened to my friend and I, more than once, including while we were filling up near the track.
     
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    Thanks for the insight. Your point about visibility is well taken. To any normal person, the GT350 is just another mustang. I'm looking forward to the test drive before going ahead with the Supra - which is what I'm leaning towards so far. Need to see how that auto is for myself haha.
     

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