Toyota Supra car
2020 Toyota Supra driving past a fence on a green farm. Image obtained with thanks from Toyota.

The new 2021 Toyota Supra (the one with 387 HP/285 kW power output) will not be available in European Union member nations because its CO2 emissions exceed the limitations set forth by EU law, according to Piston Heads.

The 37 HP increase it provides over the less powerful model that Europe gets is welcome, but not at all necessary — and is provided by with the help of a turbocharger. The Gazoo Racing model (in European trim) is still capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds and can attain an electronically-limited top speed of 155 mph, which is satisfactory to say the least.

Toyota Supra sports car
2020 Toyota Supra in Downshift Blue. Rear view.
Image obtained with thanks from Toyota.

Europe does still have access to some of the world’s nicest cars, so I wouldn’t be bothered by this at all! I would also recommend taking a look at the Tesla cars which are holding up well against stiff competition from Mercedes and other performance car brands in Europe with acceleration times well under that of the Supra.

If Tesla cars aren’t for you, then wait for the Porsche Taycan EV. Either one is a step in the right direction, as it’s essential to reduce reliance on fossil fuels such as gasoline. Considering that you can now do that without having to drive a slow car, you don’t really have to compromise anything (except the price tag on electric cars is higher).