2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 vs 2020 Toyota GR Supra: Which Is the Better Driver's Machine?
Vastly different yet similarly capable, one of these rear-drive sports coupes begs to be driven harder than the other.
This isn't just a comparison test between a pair of high-performance cars. This is a fight between the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 and the 2020 Toyota GR Supra. It's a battle between big and small, displacement versus refinement, three pedals versus two paddle-shifters, old school versus new. America versus Japan.
It's a fight that has been in the works for more than 50 years. Carroll Shelby's first Mustang GT350 was built in 1965, constructed in a small industrial building in Venice, California. That model was long gone by the time the first Toyota Supra hit the street in the late 1970s, and it was already a valuable classic when the fourth-gen Supra, with its 2JZ twin-turbo inline-six, started slaying Ferraris in 1993. Now, with the return of the Supra for 2020 — albeit with more than a little help from BMW — these two legends are finally rolling off assembly lines at the same time.