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The 2021 Toyota Supra Is Full of Surprises

When it comes to Toyota power, the Supra has always been ahead of the pack. This speedy little coupe has always caught the eye, but it hasn’t always been affordable for the average Toyota fan. If you’ve always wanted to get your hands on a new Supra but balked at the price tag, you’re in for a treat when the 2021 model starts rolling off assembly lines later this year.

So what can we expect from the 2021 Toyota Supra?

Introducing the Supra 2.0

It might seem a little counterintuitive to start counting backward when you’re releasing a new incarnation of a much-loved car like the Supra. But the move to the Supra 2.0 from the currently available 3.0, with its turbocharged in-line six-cylinder engine, makes sense. 

The “2.0,” in this case, doesn’t refer to the order in which it was created, but rather the engine. The 2021 Supra 2.0 is going to become an entry-level Supra, offered with a less-powerful 2.0L four-cylinder engine.

This introduction is only for North American customers. Toyota has been selling a four-cylinder Supra in Europe and Asia for a while now. Once it makes its way over to the States,  you’ll be able to enjoy a compact little engine that can crank out 255 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Not too bad for a little four-cylinder!

It’s not as fast or as powerful as the 3.0 — with a 0-60 speed of five seconds — but it’s a great entry-level option for anyone who’s been thinking about getting their first Supra but didn’t want to buy a used one.

Upgrading the Supra 3.0

The 2020 Supra 3.0 is a decent addition to the Supra name. With its in-line six-cylinder engine, it was easily able to generate 335 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque, with a respectable 3.9-second 0-60 time. If you want to add a six-cylinder Supra to your collection, you could do worse. The 2020 Supra 3.0 is a decent addition to the Supra name. With its in-line six-cylinder engine, it was easily able to generate 335 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque, with a respectable 3.9-second 0-60 time. The 2020 Supra 3.0 is a decent addition to the Supra name. With its in-line six-cylinder engine, it was easily able to generate 335 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque, with a respectable 3.9-second 0-60 time. If you want to add a six-cylinder Supra to your collection, you could do worse.

And if you don’t mind waiting a little longer, you could eke a little bit more power out of this sporty little Toyota. The 2021 model will be tuned to generate 382 horsepower and 368 lb-ft of torque.  We don’t have a 0-60 time for the 2021 Supra as of yet, but it should be at least a little bit quicker with that extra horsepower under the hood.

The Limited Edition A91 Supra

If bringing home a more powerful Supra 3.0 in 2021 isn’t enough for you, there’s one more step you can take — seek out the limited edition Supra A91. It will come equipped with the upgraded in-line six-cylinder engine, as well as an eight-speed automatic transmission and all sorts of tweaks to make it the ultimate Supra ride.

The A91 Supra will also have plenty of exterior changes that will help set it apart from other 3.0 Supras, from the carbon fiber rear lip spoiler to the black trim, carbon fiber accents and blue-on-black interior. There will be no mistaking the A91 if you see it on the road, especially if you’re a Supra fan.

The A91 is limited to 1,000 entries for the 2021 model year. So if you want to get your hands on one, you might want to start planning now!

Looking Forward

We might still be a year away from being able to bring home our own 2021 Toyota Supra, but it’s got enough surprises that we can’t wait to see what the upgraded six-cylinder engine will be able to do once we get behind the wheel. The 2.0 is shaping up to be a great entry-level Supra for new collectors or people trying to bring home one of these sporty little Toyotas without breaking the bank.

Martin Banks