Why should I want it?
Toyota’s two-seat sports car is a name revered by the PlayStation generation brought up on the Gran Turismo game. The latest Supra is a car where the pictures really don’t do justice to the muscular styling and the sheer quantity of little spoilers, bulge and other details that make it so dramatic to look at. It also sounds rather juicy.
Why can’t I have it?
It’s a £54,000 Toyota that’s up against BMW, Jaguar and Porsche, albeit one that’s a 340hp performance two-seater. The lack of rear seats could be an issue for some, and simply getting in to the low driver’s seat might even be a consideration for anyone lacking in agility.
Arguments to use on the fleet manager
Residual values comfortably outpoint those of the Jaguar F-Type Coupe, which isn’t something that can be said about many Toyotas. Emissions and fuel economy are also not too bad, given the performance. You might also be able to sneak one through for an exec as part of a wider deal for some more sensible Toyota hybrids.
More fleety alternative
The correct answer for anything small and two-seated is usually the Mazda MX-5, and for getting on for half the price of the Supra you can have the 184hp RF model with a retractable metal roof. Emissions of 155g/km are a little better, and the running costs and RVs are good.
|Performance:||4.3 seconds/155 mph|