The return of the Supra nameplate was a big freaking deal last year, one that caused us to write endlessly about the many rumors surrounding the pseudo-Japanese sports vehicle, and even made someone shell out $2.1 million for the very first 2020 year-model. There, it's getting a significant power hike, a new four-cylinder engine option, some chassis tweaks, extra equipment and a new special edition model. Its turbocharged 2.0-liter engine produces 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, which it sends to the rear wheels through the same eight-speed automatic transmission as the 3.0-liter auto. The ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox remains, and all-in-all, Toyota expects the zero to 60 miles per hour (96 km/h) sprint time to be slashed from 4.1 seconds to 3.9. The company also promises lower fuel consumption than the 3.0 litre model, as well as a weight reduction of more than 90 kg thanks to smaller brakes, the deletion of the active diff and adaptive dampers, four speakers (instead of 10) and manual seats.
Toyota hasn't confirmed a price increase for the updated version, but says it'll likely cost slightly more than the current Supra. That's now 382 horse in total, or enough to rocket the three-liter Supra to 60 miles per hour in just 3.9 seconds. This is the same 2.0-liter turbo that's in the BMW Z4 30i.
Toyota's engineers also worked on increasing roll resistance and enhancing cornering stability of the Supra 3.0.More news: MiniMed insulin pumps recalled after 2,175 injuries, 1 confirmed death
Exclusive to the larger-engined variant are a number of revisions to the suspension, including new aluminium front bracing to increase lateral rigidity, uprated front and rear bump stops and retuned dampers. As a result, the six-cylinder Supra is said to be more stable through quick transitions, such as compound turns. The package adds a carbon fiber lip spoiler, matte black wheels, C-pillar graphics, carbon fiber mirror caps, and a two-tone black and blue Alcantara interior. Additionally, the front Brembo brake calipers are painted red and feature the "Toyota Supra" logo (a feature also found on the 2021 Supra 3.0 Premium).
Finally, all 2021 Supras get the 8.8-inch infotainment display as standard instead of the previous 6.5-inch unit. The latter is exclusive to the A91 Edition.More news: What happened to Faye Swetlik? SC Police ID man found found dead
The 2021 Toyota GR Supra will arrive at USA dealers in June, with pricing to be announced closer to launch.More news: Harrison Ford Says Indiana Jones 5 Starts Shooting Very Soon