Join Us for the 2021 Toyota Supra Livestream

Today at 3 p.m. EST, Toyota will unveil the 2021 Supra at Daytona International Speedway, just before the Daytona 500 weekend. There are already numerous theories surrounding the new car—like the possibility that we could get the four-cylinder version available in Japan and Europe—and we are intrigued to see what Toyota has up its sleeve.

What are you looking forward to most? What are you hoping to get out of the 2021 Supra?


Update: In case you didn't get a chance to watch the live stream, here are the key takeaways:

  • The 2.0 liter, four-cylinder Supra has been confirmed for the U.S. market for the 2021 model year.
  • All 3.0 liter, six-cylinder Supras will be getting a 47 horsepower bump for the 2021 model year.
  • A new "A91 Edition, " limited to 1,000 units, will be come with exclusive colors—Nocturnal Black and Refraction Blue—and design features.
  • The Supra GT4 race car will go on sale in August.
      

You can also read the full press release below:

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (February 13, 2020) – Brimming with history and reverberating with the echoes of legends, Daytona International Speedway, where the Toyota-powered and sponsored AAR Eagle Mk. III GTP won the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1993, setting a 1:33.875 lap record that stood until 2019, seemed the ideal place for Toyota to launch the next phase of the GR Supra. For 2021, the six-cylinder GR Supra 3.0 models leap ahead with a power boost and retuned chassis, while a new GR Supra 2.0 four-cylinder turbo model joins the line.

The first 1,500 Mk. V Supras were Launch Editions, and for 2021 Toyota is offering 1,000 new A91 Editions. This special edition Supra will have the 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder engine and will be available in a choice of two colors, Nocturnal or Refraction, the latter exclusive to the A91 Edition and an all-new color for Supra. Accenting the Supra’s concept car-inspired body are a rear black carbon fiber lip spoiler, matte black wheels, C-pillar graphics and carbon fiber mirror caps. The black Alcantara® leather-trimmed interior with blue contrast is likewise exclusive to this limited-availability model, and each A91 Edition will come with two exclusive key gloves and trunk mat.

On the 2021 Supra 3.0 Premium and A91 Edition, the front Brembo® brake calipers are painted red and feature the “TOYOTA Supra” logo. All Supra models for 2021 will feature the 8.8-inch audio touch screen that is standard on the 2020 3.0 Premium model; the base model’s 6.5-inch screen has been discontinued.

The 2021 GR Supra models are anticipated to start arriving at Toyota dealers in June. Here’s what to brace for:

More Power. Because, Why Not?

The 2020 Toyota GR Supra brought the revered model back in a blaze of speed, with acceleration and handling performance that outshone even its illustrious A80 predecessor. For 2021, Toyota is keeping the pedal down, boosting output of the Supra’s turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six from 335 hp at 5,000-6,500 rpm to 382 hp at 5,800-6,500 rpm, a 14-percent increase. Torque rises from 365 lb.-ft. at 1,600-4,500 rpm to 368 lb.-ft. at 1,800-5,000 rpm.

The increased output results from a slew 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.

The greatly revised engine produces higher torque at higher rpm and retains the eagerness to rev with turbine-like smoothness. Toyota projects that the new engine will reduce the Supra 3.0 model’s 0-60 acceleration time to 3.9 seconds, from 4.1. The 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters carries over for 2021.

Retuned Chassis for Supra 3.0

The 2020 GR Supra won praise for its ride/handling balance, but even the exceptional can be improved. Seeking increased roll resistance and enhanced cornering stability, Toyota retuned the Supra 3.0 chassis, adding lightweight aluminum braces that tie the strut towers to the radiator support to increase lateral rigidity, along with front and rear bump stops and new damper tuning. Revised programming for the electric power steering (EPS), Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Active Differential works in concert with the hardware changes to make the 2021 Supra more stable through quick transitions, such as compound turns.

The First Four-Cylinder Supra Is Quick and Light

The 2020 GR Supra broke from the model’s traditions in several areas, and the 2021 version seems to do it again with the first-ever four-cylinder turbo model. Or does it? The new Supra 2.0 becomes the entry model, returning a two-tier performance lineup that parallels the A70 and A80 Supra models.

The 2021 Supra 2.0 offers an intermediate model between the Toyota 86 and the Supra 3.0, giving the customer three distinct Toyota sports car choices.

The 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine shares much of its technology with the 3.0-liter inline-six, including a twin-scroll turbo, direct fuel injection and continuously variable timing on both the intake and exhaust camshafts. The variable intake valve lift system adjusts intake valve timing and duration. The bottom line is 255 hp at 5,000-6,500 rpm and a stout 295 lb.-ft. peak torque at 1,550 to 4,400 rpm.

The Supra 2.0 uses the same 8-speed automatic transmission as the 3.0, and Toyota projects 0-60 mph in 5.0 seconds, which will make it Toyota’s second quickest vehicle in the lineup. The Supra 2.0 has the same electronically limited 155-mph top track speed as the 3.0, and its fuel consumption will be lower.

The Supra Lightweight

The 2021 Supra 2.0 offers much more than a lower price point. At 3,181 pounds, it is more than 200 pounds lighter than the Supra 3.0 while maintaining that model’s exemplary near 50:50 weight distribution. That’s because the weight reduction is spread throughout the car:

  • The Supra 2.0 uses smaller front brake rotors than the Supra 3.0 (330mm x 24mm vs. 348mm x 36mm), and with single-piston calipers vs. four-piston.
  • The Supra 2.0 does not have the Active Differential and Adaptive Suspension used on the 3.0 model.
  • A four-speaker audio system is standard, vs. the Supra 3.0’s 10-speaker system.
  • Supra 2.0 seats are manually adjustable, vs. 14-way power-adjustable in the 3.0.

The Safety and Technology Package is new for MY21 and will be available on the 2.0 and 3.0 grades. That package includes:

  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (Full speed)
  • Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • Parking Sensors with Emergency Braking Function
  • Navigation
  • 12-speaker 500-watt JBL Audio System
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay® compatible (iOS only)
  • Supra Connected Services: up to four-year trial includes Remote Services, Remote Maintenance, Automatic Emergency Call, Real Time Traffic Information, Concierge, Stolen Vehicle Recovery, and Map Updates.

The Driver’s Assist Package will still be an available option on the 3.0 Premium and A91 Edition. That package includes:

  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (Full speed)
  • Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • Parking Sensors with Emergency Braking Function

Straight to the Racetrack

Customers don’t have to wait long to get their hands on the new GR Supra GT4, as it will go on sale in the U.S. starting in August. It is based on the GR Supra and is developed and produced by TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH (TMG).

A three-liter inline six-cylinder engine with single twin-scroll turbocharger has been tuned to 320kW (430hp) with a 7-speed sports automatic transmission with paddle shifters and the mechanical limited slip differential driving the rear wheels. An Akrapovi? exhaust system will be fitted and Ravenol will provide first-fill lubricants.

The front splitter and rear wing are made of natural fiber composite, contributing to an overall weight of 1,350kg (2,976 lbs.). Following the specification of the GR Supra road car, the front suspension will be MacPherson strut, and rear suspension will be multilink with KW dampers at the front and rear.

The braking system is enhanced using a dedicated brake caliper for racing, six-piston front and four-piston rear, while running on Pirelli tires.

Safety will be a priority and the GR Supra GT4 will be installed with a high-strength roll cage on the lightweight steel body, and an FIA-standard racing seat with six-point harness. The interior will feature a carbon fiber instrumental panel with a display and steering wheel specifically designed for GT4 competition.

Contact TRD at trdusa.gt4@toyota.com to get more information on the GR Supra GT4.

 

 

 

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mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise Dork
2/13/20 10:22 a.m.
Colin Wood said:

 

What are you looking forward to most? What are you hoping to get out of the 2021 Supra?

 

A proper motor engineered and manufactured by Toyota,  in Japan . 

DirtyBird222
DirtyBird222 UberDork
2/13/20 10:46 a.m.
mr2s2000elise said:
Colin Wood said:

 

What are you looking forward to most? What are you hoping to get out of the 2021 Supra?

 

A proper motor engineered and manufactured by Toyota,  in Japan . 

I'd take one with a 2UZ V8

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy UltimaDork
2/13/20 11:11 a.m.
Carbon
Carbon UltraDork
2/13/20 1:30 p.m.
DirtyBird222 said:
mr2s2000elise said:
Colin Wood said:

 

What are you looking forward to most? What are you hoping to get out of the 2021 Supra?

 

A proper motor engineered and manufactured by Toyota,  in Japan . 

I'd take one with a 2UR V8

Ftfy

spacecadet
spacecadet SuperDork
2/13/20 2:36 p.m.

4cyl will have a mechanical diff in lieu of the e diff in the 6cyl cars. Sounds like a great sleep of updates across the board. 

irish44j
irish44j MegaDork
2/13/20 10:04 p.m.

I'm pretty amazed, I have yet to see one of these on the road. The county I live in is full of "whatever the hot new thing is" and plenty of them. Any expensive new car of any type, I usually see a dozen of them a week after they go on sale. Hell, I've seen a half-dozen (new) NSXs in the last couple months.

Not.One.Single.Supra.

Supposedly they sold about 3,000 of them in 2019. That's not far below the FT86 (which I see all the time). 

Anyhow, just odd. 

NOT A TA
NOT A TA SuperDork
2/13/20 10:50 p.m.
irish44j said:

I'm pretty amazed, I have yet to see one of these on the road. The county I live in is full of "whatever the hot new thing is" and plenty of them. Any expensive new car of any type, I usually see a dozen of them a week after they go on sale. Hell, I've seen a half-dozen (new) NSXs in the last couple months.

Not.One.Single.Supra.

Supposedly they sold about 3,000 of them in 2019. That's not far below the FT86 (which I see all the time). 

Anyhow, just odd. 

Same here, all kinds of expensive exotics etc. Heck there was a beautiful new Rolls Royce in the supermarket parking lot last time I went grocery shopping. Haven't seen a new Supra yet.

WonkoTheSane
WonkoTheSane SuperDork
2/13/20 11:11 p.m.

I saw one at my last track day at Palmer...  Unfortunately, he was just visiting and only went out on the parade laps :(

z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
2/14/20 4:59 a.m.
NOT A TA said:
irish44j said:

I'm pretty amazed, I have yet to see one of these on the road. The county I live in is full of "whatever the hot new thing is" and plenty of them. Any expensive new car of any type, I usually see a dozen of them a week after they go on sale. Hell, I've seen a half-dozen (new) NSXs in the last couple months.

Not.One.Single.Supra.

Supposedly they sold about 3,000 of them in 2019. That's not far below the FT86 (which I see all the time). 

Anyhow, just odd. 

Same here, all kinds of expensive exotics etc. Heck there was a beautiful new Rolls Royce in the supermarket parking lot last time I went grocery shopping. Haven't seen a new Supra yet.

I mean........the Twins have been on sale for 7 years, so I'd expect you'd see more of them than a car that's been for sale for 7 months.....that also happens to be nearly twice as expensive?

nderwater
nderwater UltimaDork
2/14/20 7:28 a.m.

I think the new lower cost of entry will be good for sales.  Like the guys above, I've only ever seen one of these things on the street. 

My unpopular opinion: the new Supra is shockingly ugly.

MrChaos
MrChaos SuperDork
2/14/20 7:36 a.m.
NOT A TA said:
irish44j said:

I'm pretty amazed, I have yet to see one of these on the road. The county I live in is full of "whatever the hot new thing is" and plenty of them. Any expensive new car of any type, I usually see a dozen of them a week after they go on sale. Hell, I've seen a half-dozen (new) NSXs in the last couple months.

Not.One.Single.Supra.

Supposedly they sold about 3,000 of them in 2019. That's not far below the FT86 (which I see all the time). 

Anyhow, just odd. 

Same here, all kinds of expensive exotics etc. Heck there was a beautiful new Rolls Royce in the supermarket parking lot last time I went grocery shopping. Haven't seen a new Supra yet.

I have seen 1 since release.  I have seen 2 r35s, multiple 911 turbo s', a few bentleys, I see model s' every day, a few AMG GT's. In that same time.

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
2/14/20 7:38 a.m.

I was underwhelmed when it first came out and nothing has changed. 
 

The Supra was a it's own thing when Toyota made it. Now it is just another ugly BMW variation.  

yupididit
yupididit UberDork
2/14/20 9:15 a.m.

I see a red one at work every so often. I think they're beautiful in person. 

AxeHealey
AxeHealey HalfDork
2/14/20 9:39 a.m.

I've seen one on the road and liked it 100x better than in pictures.

I could be totally off base here but I think they missed the mark for those who really wanted to see a Supra again. Instead, it's really just a new Toyota sports car that seems to be searching for an audience. I'm not sure how many non-enthusiasts are looking to have a cool Toyota and my general sense is enthusiasts are not excited about it... I have no idea about the sales numbers but I'm on the road a lot and have only seen the one.

It's sort of beating a dead horse with this conversation but if it had been offered with a manual trans, even being a Z4 in disguise, I likely would have tried to figure a way to stretch and get one myself. I think bringing an I6, RWD, manual trans car to market would garner some good interest. 

What do I know. 

z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
2/14/20 9:57 a.m.

I was super interested in it until my 135 experience. 

I just don't trust the reliability of BMW stuff to actually stand up to being used.

racerdave600
racerdave600 UltraDork
2/14/20 3:25 p.m.

I've seen several in person, and think they look nice.  They sound fantastic also.  As a many time owner of both Toyotas and BMWs, the marriage could be worse.  We also used to race TT Supras.  I personally don't have an issue with the new ones, in fact I like them better than the new Corvette.

DirtyBird222
DirtyBird222 UberDork
2/14/20 7:32 p.m.
irish44j said:

I'm pretty amazed, I have yet to see one of these on the road. The county I live in is full of "whatever the hot new thing is" and plenty of them. Any expensive new car of any type, I usually see a dozen of them a week after they go on sale. Hell, I've seen a half-dozen (new) NSXs in the last couple months.

Not.One.Single.Supra.

Supposedly they sold about 3,000 of them in 2019. That's not far below the FT86 (which I see all the time). 

Anyhow, just odd. 

I went to a Toyota dealer in SoCal and somehow walked right past a Supra because I was drooling over the British Racing Green 86s they have on the lot. When i turned around to talk to a salesman he pointed out the Supra behind him and said "huh didn't even see it there." My take is you've probably driven by one but didn't even know it because they are so underwhelming. Now I've seen plenty of new Z4s on the road. 

irish44j
irish44j MegaDork
2/14/20 10:29 p.m.
z31maniac said:
NOT A TA said:
irish44j said:

I'm pretty amazed, I have yet to see one of these on the road. The county I live in is full of "whatever the hot new thing is" and plenty of them. Any expensive new car of any type, I usually see a dozen of them a week after they go on sale. Hell, I've seen a half-dozen (new) NSXs in the last couple months.

Not.One.Single.Supra.

Supposedly they sold about 3,000 of them in 2019. That's not far below the FT86 (which I see all the time). 

Anyhow, just odd. 

Same here, all kinds of expensive exotics etc. Heck there was a beautiful new Rolls Royce in the supermarket parking lot last time I went grocery shopping. Haven't seen a new Supra yet.

I mean........the Twins have been on sale for 7 years, so I'd expect you'd see more of them than a car that's been for sale for 7 months.....that also happens to be nearly twice as expensive?

 

Well yeah, I didn't really express that right. I was just surprised the numbers are so similar since it seems there are a billion of the twins driving around out there.  it wasn't meant to be a comparison of how many of each I see. 

In this area, price probably isn't the factor. When the G29 BMW Z4 came out, I started seeing them daily almost immediately and see them all the time (those have been in production for 3 years). Now, DC area has the money but isn't as much into the "bling" as LA or Miami or whatever - so maybe people just prefer the more "refined" looking cars (like the Z4 vs the Supra). 

IDK, just thought it was curious. 

irish44j
irish44j MegaDork
2/17/20 9:12 p.m.

Finally saw a Supra in person today....

Ok, I'll admit, it does look better in person. Still kind of strange and can't say I love it. But I don't dislike it as much as I did.

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