Price £54,000. Power 335bhp. Torque 368lb ft 0-60mph 4.4sec 30-70mph in fourth 4.8sec.

Fuel economy 28.4mpg. CO2 emissions 170g/km 70-0mph 41.9m

There are currently just two versions of the Toyota Supra to pick from, the regular Supra and the Supra Pro. The former gets all the toys you really want, and more!

With the heart of the car borrowed from a BMW straight six engine producing 335bhp, we can be assured this car does not hang around giving a 0-62 in 4.3sec, after all BMW’s straight six is a masterpiece..

It’s nearest competitor is the Jaguar F-Type V6 S which offers a similar performance. Here’s the thing, a new Aston Martin V8 Vantage achieves 0-62 mph in 3.6 seconds and a speed of up to 195 mph, however it costs over £120,000, so the Supra is a bit of a bargain, allbeit a smidge slower!

The Supra has been designed to be fun above all else, even if it goes about it in a completely different way. Although it isn’t the porkiest sports car around, the Supra is still around 400kg bulkier than the A110.

Even without launch control engaged the Supra finds tremendous traction, thanks in part to super-sticky Michelin Super Sport tyres and the standard electronically controlled limited slip differential. Turn off the traction control, though, and there’s enough power to get the rear tyres smoking even on a hot, dry day.

There’s certainly very little body roll in corners, especially if you’ve stiffened the suspension, and it feels keen to change direction. The standard adjustable suspension is very well judged, giving a decent ride when you switch it to ‘Comfort’ mode.

Inside the Supra, you’ll find plenty of BMW switches, knobs, stalks and displays. While some may bleat that it shouldn’t be that way, all those controls work with precision and the displays are sharp. A real bang for buck sports car!

Colin Clarke
Author: Colin Clarke