Price (as tested) 💲: $53,210
Powertrain ⚙️: 3.0-liter Twin-Turbocharged V6
Output 💪: 400 hp/350 lb-ft of torque
Transmission 🕹: 9-Speed Auto
0-60 MPH 🚦: 4.0 seconds
Top Speed 💥: 150 mph
MPG (as tested) ⛽️: 18 city/28 hwy/22 combined
Curb weight ⚖️: 3,600 lbs
The latest Z car pulls from a 53-year heritage with its throwback design cues, standard manual gearbox, and agreeable ride quality.
Clad in this Ikazuchi Yellow paint, the new Z lured more stares, thumbs up, and nods than most supercars I review. Even when the new Supra hadn’t hit showrooms, it didn’t attract nearly the same intrigue.
Like its predecessors, the Z doesn’t deliver razor sharp reflexes or heaps of feedback, though that V6 note does crescendo nicely in the upper rpm’s.
More importantly, the Z balances speed with civility (and visibility) to invite enthusiasts of all ages behind the wheel. The Supra would leave the Z sloshing several turns behind it on a track, but the Z owner would have the more consistent grin if the camera kept rolling on the drive home.