This is a drag race, with a twist.
It's the year 2020 and the world is in turmoil. Not because of trifling things such as a global pandemic, but because we've got Toyotas driving around with BMW engines, and to make things even more confusing, we've now got BMWs driving around with Toyota engines. The world has truly gone mad.
The following video shows an E46 BMW M3 fitted with a 2JZ Toyota motor up against a Toyota Supra, which we all know is powered by a BMW motor. Now we love a good drag race, but this one is something truly special.
The E46 BMW M3 originally came with a naturally-aspirated inline-six S54 engine which developed 343 hp, but the car you see here has been heavily modified. It now houses a 2JZ motor, which originally came in the fourth generation A80 Supra. The 2JZ is a 3.0-liter straight six which develops around 300 hp in stock form, but in this car has been boosted up to develop around 500 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque.
The Toyota Supra on the other hand is fitted with a BMW B58 straight-six engine, which according to Toyota produces 335 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. As we've seen in numerous dyno runs, this car definitely makes more out of the box. The 2020 Supra can accelerate to sixty in the mid-three-second range and will complete the quarter-mile in 12 seconds flat if you nail the launch.
In the video we can see the Supra struggling with grip issues despite its fancy launch mode activated. The BMW M3 on the other hand seems to be gripping just fine. Once both cars have had a shakedown, the racing starts. In an interesting turn of events, the Supra takes the early lead every time, but gets hauled in by the M3 right at the end. When it comes to the roll racing segment, the Supra gets absolutely destroyed by the BMW.
On track, these cars are closely matched, but the factory setup of the Supra proves to be too much for the BMW. Both motors take well to modifications, and we'd like to see the same race after the Supra has seen some tuning.