About two days after I talked about the relaunch of the Toyota Supra, I took a young man from Toyota US HQ to a function room somewhere in Plano, and what was parked outside?
Actually, I kinda like the “shape camo” Candy-Colored Tangerine-Flake Streamlined Baby paint job. Imagine seeing that in your garage after a heavy night’s drinking…
Best of all, I’d like to know what you’d write under “Color” on the insurance form.
I see that Toyota has brought back the Supra, and all I can say is, it’s about damn time.
It’s pretty. isn’t it? The Mail compares it to a Porsche Boxster, and I think it kicks the Krautcar’s ass in the looks department.
I’ve only ever driven one Supra, back in the early 1980s:
..and what I discovered was that it was a beauty: nimble, quick and best of all, it started every time (I’d just come off a Fiat 124 and an Alfa Romeo Giulietta).
Sadly, I’m out of the Supra / sporty car market now — I can’t handle hauling my fat old ass out of these low-slung numbers anymore — but let me tell you…
Apparently, these cars are going to disappear (or at least cease production) in 2019, and I can’t say I’m going to miss any of them. The only one I’d accept as a gift would be the VW Touareg (unkindly nicknamed “Toe-rag” by the Top Gear morons):
…and that only because the Touareg is essentially a larger version of the Tiguan.
…and as any fule kno, I’m a longtime VW devotee (nine VWs in my life so far, and counting).
My current Tiguan is my second, and unless something unforeseen happens before then, I’ll just replace it with a similar model when the time comes.
When you have a winning formula, why mess with it?
Once again, I hear the whines: “Oh Kim, those purty lil’ sports cars are fine an’ all… but they’re plain useless if’n you want to haul a load or sump’n. So give us more Murkin eye candy.”
I serve to please:
…and that’s it for this series, as 2018 draws to a close. Next Sunday there’ll be something totally different.
And back we go, Over the Pond (and also back in time, a tad):
Still gorgeous, after all these years… no voting needed on this one because they’re all equally beautiful.
But it seems only fair that we should also take a little peek into Jag’s future:
“Okay Kim,” you whine, “them furrin cars is all very well, but how ’bout some Murkin goodness?”
Ask, and ye shall receive. Here are the Corvettes:
Go on; you know what to do…