Yes, that’s the bit everyone is focusing on. For the first time in the history of this icon, the GR Supra will now be offered with a four-cylinder engine, alongside the six. The BMW sourced turbocharged 2.0-litre inline-four is down 125bhp and 100Nm of torque on the 2021 six-cylinder model, although they both are coupled to the same 8-speed automatic gearbox. It produces 251bhp@5,000-6,500rpm and 400Nm@1,550-4,400rpm, propelling it from a 0-100kmph in five seconds (claimed).
2021 Toyota GR Supra 2.0 Image : Toyota Motor Sales, USA
The GR Supra 2.0 also loses some weight, partly because of the smaller engine, and also because it drops a few performance features like the active rear differential and the adaptive dampers. There are smaller brakes on the front and the equipment list has been slashed dramatically, but Toyota has also subsidized the price- making the Supra appeal to a wider range of buyers. More importantly, it continues the legacy of being an affordable sportscar with an incredible value, and that’s what the GR Supra 2.0 is all about.
The GR Supra 3.0, on the other hand, takes things upwards- there’s now 14-percent more power from the turbocharged 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder engine, which makes it two seconds quicker to the 100kmph mark. The mil puts out 376bhp@5,800-6,500rpm of power and 498Nm@1,800-5,000rpm of torque. That substantial power bump has been achieved by slewing a series of upgrades throughout the engine. The new dual-branch exhaust manifold, with six ports instead of two, improves heat management. A new piston design reduces the engine’s compression ratio from 11:1 to 10.2:1. It also gets a few lightweight braces, revised damping tuning, and a retuned chassis setup, which give it an increased roll resistance and enhanced cornering stability. Basically, it’s a more polished version of an already good car, which was launched not so long ago.
2021 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 Image : Toyota Motor Sales, USA
Toyota is offering 1,000 A91 Editions as well. These special editions GT Supra 3.0s will be available in two exclusive colors- Nocturnal and Refraction. They will also be equipped with a black carbon fiber lip spoiler, matte black wheels, C-pillar graphics and carbon fiber mirror caps, and black Alcantara leather-trimmed interior with blue.