The new 2019 Supra is produced by Toyota's Gazoo Racing (GR) division, sharing many components with BMW's new Z4.
Around 340hp is transmitted through the 8-speed paddle-shift auto transmission, endowing the Supra with a 0-60mph spint of just over 4 seconds with launch control. Decent performance, but another 60hp would have hit the mark.
Toyota's Adaptive Variable Suspension, an active differential and a perfect 50:50 weight distribution ensure excellent handling balance. This can be further enhanced by selecting the Sport or Track modes.
Toyota refers to their styling as 'Condensed Extreme', meaning short and wide! The Supra is a decent looking sports car, but could have been so much better had they kept to the gorgeous FT-1 concept.
There's plenty of high tech kit though, including adaptive lights, lane departure and a 9 inch Internet connected infortainment system. A head up display and leather trim are standard with the 'Pro' spec.
£53k seems a lot compared to rivals such as the Cayman, Alpine and TT RS, but you are buying into the lineage of a legendary sports car.