Richard Hammond and his Smallest Cog team have returned to the DriveTribe interview office, this time with YouTube Sim Racer Jimmy Broadbent. While The Grand Tour presenter interviews the YouTuber who recently turned his skills behind the wheel to physical cars, DriveTribe presenter Mike Fernie assesses his brilliant Toyota Supra.
Broadbent has been a long-time friend of DriveTribe with his channel being featured several times on the website and YouTube channel, and has been sim racing for years now. What is new, however, is the Supra which looks like it’s been driven through a sandpaper factory. There isn’t a straight panel on the car, but underneath the car, the team is impressed with the quality of the metal.
Under the bonnet sits the 3.0-litre straight-6, but this is naturally aspirated. Like Mike, I don’t think it will take too long for Jimmy to whack something snail-like on the powertrain.
It may look like a POS right now, but this is a project car for the YouTuber who already owns a Nissan GT-R, so I’m sure it won’t take too long for it to regain its original shine, as well as a bit more power. I’m hoping he leaves the doorbell horn, though. That’s simply brilliant.
As usual, the car gets scored by the team. Bodywork receives an unsurprising 2 out of 10, the mechanicals receive a 5, interior an 8, and coolness factory also hits an 8. It’s an above average 28/50 for the JDM icon, and Jimmy seems happy with his success.