The Supra’s BMW-sourced turbocharged 3.0-liter engine is exceptional. The inline-six-cylinder’s numbers alone are compelling — 335 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 365 pounds-feet of torque from 1,600 to 4,500 rpm — but the way that power is delivered keeps the fun-factor high. Chief Engineer Tetsuya Tada said fuel efficiency wasn’t a factor when developing the Supra, and that comes through in a few ways, from how responsive the gas pedal is in Sport mode to the way the car forcefully accelerates out of corners and down straightaways. Even so, EPA-estimated mileage is still a respectable 24/31/26 mpg city/highway/combined on required premium gas. An eight-speed automatic is the only transmission offered, but it’s a good one that makes extremely quick shifts during aggressive driving. Porsche’s PDK dual-clutch automatic long has been a benchmark for shift speed, but the Supra’s conventional automatic felt just as quick on the track, making fast, firm and refined up-shifts. I like manual transmissions as much as the next driving enthusiast, but I didn’t miss one in the Supra because its automatic is so good. (Heresy, I know; send your hate mail to the email address below.) The car’s Normal drive mode offers more relaxed transmission responses.