Final word on our Toyota Supra
So our modified Toyota Supra Twin Turbo is in the hands of a capable new owner now. Its duties as a benchmark sports car have now been taken over by our BMW M Roadster.
A full review for the Supra was in order, so we finally wrote about it, and we gave an account of what it’s like to own a really old and heavily modified car for very little money. But some of you might be wondering what a “benchmark” means.
Ever read those reviews by some regional journalists who keep mentioning how “fast” an Aurion or a Pajero is, or how “comfortable” a little Kia or a big Hummer is? That’s because their personal cars are something like an old Honda Civic, a leased Audi A4 or some other nonsense car, and they don’t have a car in mind that they can compare the test vehicle to, especially since they don’t keep the other test cars that long anyway to know their full potential.
I own a small 1990 Mercedes, a 2002 Jeep and now a 2000 M Roadster, to cover the entire range of vehicles, and bought for much less than a total of Dhs 100,000.
So you will never see me going gaga over how “fast” a Land Cruiser or even an XKR is, but I’ll give a balanced opinion on how the engine is, because I’m not easily blinded. Same with a car’s other features. No bias over country, brand or body style.