Toyota Supra Won't Get Retrofit To Match 2021 Power Increase

Toyota Supra Won't Get Retrofit To Match 2021 Power Increase

No doubt, the big news for the 2021 Toyota GR Supra is the introduction of a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine, the nameplate's first-ever four-pot.

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.

This of course comes after BMW announced 2020 would see the Supra's BMW Z4 M40i sibling increase its power output from 250kW to 285kW, bringing the Z4 M40i up to the same power level as its siblings in the "40i" family.

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Toyota didn't give us a manual transmission with this update, as the four-cylinder Supra will only be available with the same ZF eight-speed automatic as the inline-six is.

Bridging the gap between the Toyota 86 and the Supra 3.0, the 2021 GR Supra 2.0 base model is far from a slouch.

From a weight perspective, the Supra 2.0 is more than 200 pounds lighter than the 3.0-liter, coming in at 3,181 pounds. To do this, the company replaced four-piston brake calipers with single-piston ones; tossed the active differential and active suspension for fixed ones; and fitted manually adjustable seats instead of the 14-way electric ones. 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. Toyota claims the added power drops the 0-60 miles per hour time from 4.1 seconds to 3.9 seconds. According to Toyota's press release, there are "a slew of upgrades throughout that engine" which include new pistons that lower the compression ratio - something not normally associated with adding power unless boost pressure is increased. They achieved increased lateral rigidity by adding lightweight aluminum braces that tie the strut towers to the radiator support, along with front and rear bump stops and new damper tuning. All models now also get the larger 8.8-inch centre display, ditching the previous standard-fit 6.5-inch item. Inside, the A91 Edition offers a black Alcantara leather-trimmed cabin with blue contrast, two exclusive key gloves and trunk mat. Changes are rounded out by the addition of the optional Safety and Technology Package and Driver's Assist Package (only for 3.0 Premium and A91 Edition).

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