Modified Toyota Supra Drag Races Tesla Plaid, Mustang, And More

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First of all Fast and full of energy Movie, Dominic Toretto tells Brian O’Conner he owes a 10 second car. In response, O’Conner provided an all-out Toyota Supra, with orange paint and some flashy graphics, arguably the star of the film’s vehicle. We never learned how fast it actually was, but the yellow Supra in this video is most definitely a 10-second engine. Actually, it runs on 9s.

This is also the undisputed star of this short drag racing clip, posted recently to Drag Racing and Item Cars Youtube channel. We were treated to five races at Florida’s Bradenton Motorsports Park, all featuring the Supra against a string of tough competitors. We don’t know what modifications were in play for any of the cars featured here, but except for the Tesla Model S Plaid that appears at the end of the video, it’s safe to say there’s no stock remote.

That became very clear with the first race, which featured an old Lexus SC 300. The irony of this fight doesn’t go away from us, considering the 2JZ engine that Lexus shared with the old Supra A80. It sounds like the famous I6 is still under the hood, because racing side by side is a six-pot symphony of the two cars. Lexus ran an impressive 9.82 seconds in the quarter mile, but it wasn’t enough to beat the Supra’s 9.68 second pass.

The green Audi TT RS is the next challenger, and frankly, we’d love to see a list of modifications for this ride. It reaches 144 mph in a quarter mile, far beyond the showroom stock model. It’s actually slightly faster than the Supra’s 143-mph trap speed, but time is what matters here and the Supra went nearly half a second faster this quarter, dropping to 9.62 seconds.

Race number three saw the Ford Mustang on the opposite track, and it’s a similar story to Audi’s. The Supra went 9.52 seconds to 10.06 for the ‘ Handlebar, but the follow-up race was much closer. However, it seems the action shifted from open racing to a 9.50 second penalty shootout. This is similar to the previous drag racing clip we featured from this track, where cars that go faster than 9.50 seconds will be disqualified. Mustang ran 9.90, but Supra slowed down only 9.81 time passed.

That brings us to the final race, and yes, it’s against the Plaid Model S. These cars are capable of running in under 10 seconds straight from the factory, and in this fight, Tesla drivers left the starting line with a glaring advantage. Can the Supra catch up and claim victory for internal combustion? This is a very close finish which we will leave in the video, so you can enjoy the thrill of fast racing without spoilers.

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