2021 Toyota Supra Gets Big Power Bump, Sleek A91 Special Edition
14 February 2020 - motor1
If you waited to get a Supra, it was a smart move. The 2021 model has lots of upgrades.
In addition to adding a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder to the American lineup, the 2021 Toyota Supra has some other big changes to tempt more buyers into the brand's halo car. The largest overhaul is that the 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six now makes 382 horsepower (285 kilowatts) and 368 pound-feet (499 Newton-meters, rather than the existing 335 hp (250 kW) and 365 lb-ft (495 Nm). This brings the Supra's output in line with the BMW Z4 M40i, which uses the same engine.
Toyota estimates that the higher-output engine gets the 2021 Supra to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in 3.9 seconds, rather than 4.1 seconds previously. An eight-speed automatic is still the only gearbox option.
The company also tweaks the six-cylinder Supra's suspension by changing the damper tuning. There's also different tuning for the power steering, adaptive suspension, stability control, and active differential. New aluminum braces connect the strut towers to the radiator support for greater rigidity.
All models of the 2021 Supra now get an 8.8-inch infotainment screen. The 6.5-inch display from the 2020 model is no longer available. As a new option, buyers will be able to specify a Safety and Technology Package that bundles together dynamic cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, parking sensors with emergency braking, navigation, a 12-speaker stereo, and wireless Apple CarPlay.
If the 2021 Supra's updates aren't enough for you, then Toyota is also introducing the A91 special edition (above) that is limited to 1,000 units. It's available in Nocturnal black or Refraction blue, and the latter color is exclusive to this model. The body also gets carbon fiber parts for the mirror caps and rear lip spoiler. A black stripe runs diagonally along the C-pillar and rear fender on each side. The A91 rides on black wheels. Inside, the seats get Alcantara panels and blue stitching. As a final touch, the A91 comes with two key gloves and a trunk mat.
Deliveries of the 2021 Supra models start in June. Toyota isn't offering pricing info for any of the models yet.