For four generations and 25 years, the Supra served as Toyota’s high performance leader. With a strong (particularly on later turbocharged versions) and smooth straight-six under the hood, hatchback versatility and room for four (at least in a pinch), it truly was the Toyota of sports cars. And in case the Supra wasn’t famous enough on its own, prominent roles in video games like the original Gran Turismo and movies like The Fast and The Furious certainly bumped up its notoriety even more.
XCar’s Alex Goy decided to see if the reality lives up to the hype by driving a fourth-gen Supra. But this isn’t just any Mk. 4 Supra; not only is it the last one imported to Britain by Toyota, but it has also been turned into a tribute to the iconic Castrol TOM’s Supra JGTC race car from the late ‘90s. And automatic transmission notwithstanding, it looks (and, once the turbos spool up, is) the business.