What makes a Supra, a Supra? It’s a good question, and one that journalist Jason Cammisa sets out to answer as he pits the latest Toyota Supra – Mk5 A90, for those with a thing for codenames – against its mechanical twin, the BMW Z4 M40i as well as the Mk5’s predecessor, the A80 Mk4 Supra Turbo.
Cammisa also heads to Toyota’s CALTY Design Research Center to visit the magnificent FT-1 concept car that gave life to the Supra — where he chats with Kevin Hunter, its designer, about the challenges in grafting the FT-1’s design language onto the Z4’s hard points.
The surprise star of the video is the 2021 BMW M2 CS. On paper, it would seem to have nothing to do with the Supra, but in fact, there’s an argument to be made that it’s an even better Supra than the Supra itself.