The wait is almost over. The new Toyota Supra is getting an upgrade in 2021, and we’re excited about its arrival.
Not only have they announced an increase in power for the six-cylinder engine, but they’ve also got a new four-cylinder option, a special edition and plenty of other appealing upgrades.
For all of you anticipating a quicker car, the 0-60 time has been decreased from 4.1 seconds to an impressive 3.9 seconds. This is due to boosting the engine output to 382hp, which is an increase of 47 hp based on last year’s version.
When you also consider that the famous MK IV used by Paul Walker (Brian O’Conner) in the Fast and the Furious movie franchise took 4.3 seconds to hit 60mph, that’s some speed. Minus the nitrous system of course.
The Supra is a popular car and has, in fact, made several appearances in popular movies such as Taxi, Twins, and Short Circuit 2 are one of many. It’s even featured in video games such as Need for Speed and Gran Turismo Sport, which offer you the chance to experience the car in all its glory.
It seems as racing fans have plenty of ways to experience some high-octane action virtually, and not only with the iconic Supra. Many other cars like the 1995 Ferrari F50, 1969 Dodge Charger, Chevrolet Camaro Mk1 and others have all made its mark in racing games history.
The racing theme is also pretty big in industries like the iGaming, where many online casinos now have car-themed slots. One great example is NetEnt’s Drive: Multiplayer Mayhem which is featured at 888. Its brand 888casino has a lot of promo codes, that players can use to have some fun while spinning both the reels and wheels in this popular slot game.
But aside from the virtual way of trying out cars, the first-ever 4-cylinder option for the Supra will be pouring honey in true Supra fan’s ears. Just a year after its predecessor, the revived 5th generation 2020 Supra edition, has been on the market, Toyota announced its already making significant revisions.
Those wanting something a little less powerful and more efficient will be in luck. There will be a first-ever four-cylinder Supra 2.0 model released in 2021. Producing 255hp, it’s not going to be as quick as the six-cylinder, but it still packs a punch with its 0-60 time at just five seconds.
To keep the weight down, Toyota have used smaller front brake rotors, and they’ve also got rid of the Active Differential and Adaptive Suspension that’s used on the more powerful 3.0-litre model. Expect a different wheel design and manually adjustable seats too.
As well as a special A91 edition which comes in two unique colours, customers will be able to purchase a 3.0 litre, 430 hp monster – the GR Supra GT4 race car.
That comes with a seven-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and a top-of-the-range Akrapovic exhaust system too so you can feel that roar.
With the rear wing and front splitter made of natural fibre composite, it makes for a much lighter car at under 1400 kilos. The GT4 will come with a roll cage and racing seat that’s of FIA standard so it is one of a kind and you can expect to see it a little sooner than the other models.
No matter which edition of the 2021 Supra you go for, you’re in for a treat whatever you choose. Ignore those who say it’s just a BMW Z4 with a Toyota badge. It’s much, much more than that.
Although you will have to buy a Z4 if you want a convertible as the Supra comes only as a coupe. It would be good to have a six-speed manual gearbox, but the eight-speed automatic does a fantastic job.
With over 4.5 million Toyotas built in the UK, the addition of the new 2021 Supra is a car lover’s dream. If you get a chance to take one for a test drive, do it. If the closest you’ll get is a video game, live the dream virtually and appreciate everything this Toyota has to offer.