WATCH: BMW M2 takes on Toyota GR Supra on the drag strip

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Both rear-wheel drive beasts are powered by a 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbo engine.

Pitching the BMW M2 against the Toyota GR Supra on the drag strip isn’t exactly comparing apples to apples. But that’s not every day The civilian car tastes two such special cars in the same week.

The end result may not have been pure apple juice, but it was certainly an interesting fruity concoction.

Look at how M2 and Supra stack up against each other

Both the BMW M2 and Toyota GR Supra are rear-wheel drive cars, and the two we pitted against each other both had automatic transmissions.

Road Test Editor Mark Jones was so impressed when he drove the BMW M2 at its national launch in October that he wrote: “It’s best to enjoy moments like this because they will disappear in an artificially intelligent and electrified world “.

What he liked was the fact that BMW stayed away from electrification with the 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbo petrol engine. This average mill produces 338 kW of power and 550 Nm of torque.

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Better than expected

BMW claims the M2 will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds. But the German car manufacturer was actually very modest this time. Because Mark managed a fastest 0-100 km/h run of 3.86 seconds during his high-performance test at Gerotek.

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The GR Supra had some work to do to beat the Beemer.

The Supra was the first of Toyota’s GR family, which has since grown to four with the addition of the Yaris, 86 and Corolla.

Launched in 2019 in automatic form only, Toyota recently added a manual version as part of a midcycle update. The update also included an increase in power of 35 kW, with the 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbo petrol engine now producing 285 kW. The torque increased from 450 to 500 Nm.

BMW M2 kills GR Supra

Mark has already taken the manual Supra to Gerotek. It managed a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 4.56 seconds, slightly more than the claimed 4.4 seconds.

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Since Toyota claims the automatic will do this in 4.1 seconds, Mark was keen to see how close he could get. And to the M2 of course.

Very disappointingly, the best Toyota could achieve was a sprint of 4.44 seconds. More than half a second slower than the M2, the GR Supra gained considerable shelter.

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