Supra was cool for sure, although the time has moved on.. yes, it can still be tuned to make a lot of power and such as it has a durable block, but I think many cars are probably faster nowadays.. I don't know.. I mean, I would love it just for the heck of it, old school and all, but probably also got to accept the fact that it is not going to be competitive with the modern sports car..
Tell me about it. i would give up everything for a Supra anyday. I bought Gran Turismo 5 about 2 months ago and have been looking for a Supra to purchase on there since. Finally last week i found an RZ. Now its got 730hp lol. Part of me is complete but not all
im not a huge fan of supra's but i disagree that just because its old means that it can get smacked down by all the new cars. cars are pretty primitive, all you need is the proper weight distribution, a firm chassis, good suspension geometry, a decent braking system and a sufficient engine, after all that, everything else is bells and whistles.
heck, the corvette has changed VERY little over the years, essentially the same car untill 84, that was just a slightly tweaked rear suspension and fiber front spring, today all that has really changed is the transmission is attached to the diff and the chassis is aluminum.
sure there are things that help make you a better driver, but its really not the "car" its more of a computer, IE launch control, stability control, traction control, on top of that alot of sporty cars today are "numb" and lethargic, they "handle" great but that doesnt mean that they are capable of handling better than a old car, what i mean by that is the new car is predictable and more sure-footed but may not necessarily put down as many g's and turn sharper.
ive done some really dumb maneuvers, i occasionally take a small lightly used roundabout beyond 40mph (making sure there are no cars or people coming!) in my miata it was very sure footed, but wanted to let go of the road off throttle, and the rear would slip if i wanted it to, my corvette on the other hand sticks like glue, but it over-steers if pushed too hard.
the point im making are the two "handling" criteria, the miata handles better than the corvette in the sense that its very sure footed especially at low speed, but the corvette is able to turn sharper at higher speed, but can be unpredictable at times, the normal driver is going to say the miata blows the corvette away in handling, but a skilled driver (much better than i) could use the corvette's over-steering to an advantage.
same thing where people say that the doge viper is a HORRIBLE handling car, but in the hands of a experienced driver its a very capable race car.
in short, a car that under-steers is a good handling car, but that doesn't make it better than a car that can over-steer.