Here’s how the 2021 Toyota Supra compares to the Nissan 370Z
After a few years of absence from the market, the Toyota Supra has managed to regain its place among today’s sports car community. And with the upcoming Supra 2022, Toyota is very likely to make even bolder statements in the game.
One of the Supra’s current competitors in the JDM league is the Nissan 370Z. Both the Supra and the 370Z have impressive specs on paper. Both are sporty and beautiful coupes. And both offer plenty of room for tuning and modification. Without further ado, let’s see how Nissan’s beastly coupe stacks up against its rival, the Supra.
The Supra VS The 370Z: Start with performance
These two vehicles offer different engine options with varying specifications. Engine options for the Supra, for example, start with a 2.0L four-cylinder turbo model as the base model. As long as you’re willing to pay the bills, Toyota is happy to bring you a 3.0L turbo inline six that can produce up to 336 horsepower.
The Supra comes with an eight-speed automatic gearbox for the transmission system, which can be manipulated via paddle shifters behind the steering wheel.
For the 370Z, Nissan’s premium spec is a naturally aspirated 3.7L V6 gasoline engine with the 370Z NISMO model. The power output of this engine is 344 ponies. The engine is mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission system, which also has paddle shifters.
While the 370Z on paper is more powerful (since it produces more horsepower), the Supra still has a lot to say. The Supra produces significantly more torque than the 370Z, its gearbox has one higher gear and it is equipped with a turbocharger.
Both cars are rear-wheel drive. And for the brakes, both have disc brakes. But for the parking brake, the 370Z comes with a manually operated manual parking brake. However, the Supra does benefit from an electronic parking brake.
Another big advantage of the Supra over the 370Z is its suspension system. The Supra comes with a driver-adjustable suspension system. Drivers can adjust the suspension to suit their driving style. For long trips, you can choose an extra-smooth ride to reduce fatigue. For more control on trickier roads, you can opt for a sporty frame. The 370Z does not offer adjustable suspensions.
The Supra comes with bigger tires than the 370Z, and since they have a better aspect ratio, they are much more manoeuvrable. In addition, the front-to-rear weight distribution of the Supra is much more balanced than that of the 370Z, which further improves the car’s handling.
In terms of fuel economy and range, Supra’s inline-6 again does a better job. On the EPA test cycle, the Supra achieves better fuel mileage compared to its rival. The Supra automatically shuts off the engine when the car is stopped in heavy traffic or at traffic lights. The 370Z does not offer such a feature, which further adds to the advantages of the Supra over the 370Z.
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Both cars are adequately designed to accommodate other modifications and customizations. But since the Nissan 370Z has been around for a while, it may be easier to find specific aftermarket parts (such as particular body kits).
But in terms of more general parts, such as cold air intake systems and forced induction systems, both cars can handle a variety of options smoothly.
Since the Supra already has a turbo from the factory, you wouldn’t have to worry about adding so many forced induction systems. But if you want a forced induction system on a 370Z, you’ll have to install it yourself.
Finding sportier rims and tires shouldn’t be a problem for either car. And there are also a fair number of spoilers, front splitters, side skirts and aftermarket hoods for both vehicles.
The Supra is a clear winner… or is it?
The Toyota Supra offers a lot more in terms of performance, but it doesn’t stop there. In terms of safety and reliability, it is still the Supra that holds the top of the block. The Supra comes with a number of advanced safety measures, such as a standard pre-collision system, lane departure warning system and optional blind spot warning system.
That said, it might seem easy to choose a car between the Supra and the 370Z. And we would agree with you to choose the Toyota Supra over the Nissan 370Z here; that’s as long as you have the money to afford it. The Nissan 370Z has a price range of around $ 30,000 to $ 48,000. The Supra, meanwhile, starts at around $ 56,000 and goes all the way up to $ 67,000.
In the end, the Toyota and the Nissan are great vehicles and won’t disappoint. But as long as you’re willing to pay the price, Toyota is happy to bring you a car that outperforms Nissan’s 370Z.
We missed the Toyota Supra, but now it’s back in the game to wage war.
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