Top Gear presenter Chris Harris took place in front of the camera again, for the Extra Gear, to try out the new-gen Toyota Supra, which he wasn’t really fond of.
Monkey, who has driven countless cars over the years, including the old Supra, said the new one doesn’t really make sense. Everything inside says BMW, from the sounds it makes to how it drives. Even the smell is familiar, and that’s okay only for anyone who hasn’t driven a BMW.
Harris went as far as to say that the Supra feels like going to Oktober Fest in a kimono. So, pretty much a German dressed in Japanese clothes that tries to hide its identity. That would’ve worked if it was a Corolla, but not the brand’s halo sports car. He goes on to compare it to other sporty models from the Land of the Rising Sun, concluding that the Supra doesn’t really fall in the same pit as them.
On a more positive note, the motoring journalist admitted that it has a very tune-able engine, and he has no doubt that enthusiasts will eventually do great things with it. But we’ll have to be patient to see if it will live up to the hype created by the 2JZ.
The video ends with Harris’ favorite sports car of the moment. He was asked whether he’d have the Supra/Z4, BMW M2 Competition, Porsche Cayman GTS or Alpine A110. And his favorite of the whole bunch is… on a second thought, let’s scroll down and see which one he’d have in a heartbeat.