How does the new generation of Toyota Supra coupe handle the moose test?August 4, 2020
Experts from the km77.com organization, which checks the car for the ability to sharply dodge a sudden obstacle, tested the new generation Toyota Supra sports coupe. The car was able to cope with tests at speeds up to 70 km / h.
The so-called “moose” test is aimed at studying the ability of the car to evade a sudden danger on the road, for example, a hefty moose. That is why this test got its name. The essence of the test is to avoid obstacles at a fairly short distance, while moving at a fairly high speed. The cones are designed to limit the maneuvering room while simulating the road.
The new generation of the Japanese sports coupe Toyota Supra successfully passes the moose test at a speed of no more than 77 km / h.
However, the test driver behind the wheel of the car notes that the Toyota Supra’s steering takes some getting used to in order to pass the test without any problems. The variable ratio power steering makes it difficult to know exactly how much to turn the steering wheel. A person should know how this technology affects the car’s handling in order not to hit an obstacle.
The Supra failed other runs at speeds over 77 km / h. As the speeds increased, there was more tire skidding, which prevented Toyota from avoiding the cones.
In this video, the Supra also goes through slalom – a high-speed detour of cones. Here the car never touched the cones and because of this it was able to get a high rating. Testers praise the machine’s agility. However, they make fun of the steering wheel’s woodiness.
The test involved the Toyota Supra, which was powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine. We’d be interested to see how the coupe would have performed in the moose test with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. Although the engine power is less, this version weighs about 91 kilograms less than the six-cylinder version of the model. However, the four-pot variant also lacks an active differential and adaptive suspension to help the heavier car.
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