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Toyota Unveils The 2021 GR Supra With Massive Updates

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Karan Harit

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May 14, 2020 at 10:45 AM

Toyota managed to create ripples in the motoring world when they re-launched their legendary sports car, the Supra in 2019. Toyota doesn’t want to stop there and hence, they have gone out all guns blazing and revealed the 2021 GR Supra. The 2021 Toyota Supra gets a plethora of updates over the current model, owing to feedback from current owners. Read on to find out more about what is on offer in the all-new 2021 Toyota GR Supra

The Mk V Toyota Supra, developed by Toyota and Gazoo Racing, in collaboration with BMW, took the automotive world by storm when it was launched last year. Following the massive success of the 2020 Supra, Toyota has wasted no time in showing the world, the first look of the 2021 GR Supra. The 2021 GR Supra will hit the dealerships this year. A surprise prospective buyers can expect is a more powerful Supra 3.0 with a retuned chassis and a less expensive Supra 2.0 with a turbocharged inline-4.

The Supra 3.0 Premium along with its 2.0 sibling was unveiled at the Daytona International Speedway on February 13. It is the same location where the Toyota-sponsored AAR Eagle Mk III GTP won the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1993 and set a lap record of 1:33.975, that stood up until 2019.

The 2021 Toyota GR Supra looks fabulous in this Blue and White color scheme

The 2021 Toyota Supra 3.0 receives a tuned 3.0L six-cylinder engine that now produces 382 hp instead of the 2020 version that managed 335 hp. It can also deliver more torque with 368 l-ft available at 1800rpm. Toyota managed this by shrinking the compression ratio from 11:1 to 10.2:1, along with several upgrades like a dual-branched exhaust manifold and better heat management. This car is now able to go from a standstill to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds, whereas its predecessor managed it in a slightly sluggish 4.1 seconds.

The Supra 2.0 is the less expensive version, making the Supra more accessible to a crowd that would rather prefer a Nissan 370Z or a Subaru BRZ. It is equipped with a 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 engine that puts out 255 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. It shares much of its design with the Supra 3.0, with both engines having the sam twin-scroll turbo, direct fuel injection, and continuously variable valve timing. The fewer cylinders mean a lot less power, which translates to performance as well. The Toyota Supra 2.0 can do a 0-60 run in 5.0 seconds.

The Yellow 2021 GR Supra is sure to attract a lot of attention!

Both the Supra 3.0 and the 2.0 will share the same infotainment system. It will be operated by an 8.0-inch touchscreen on the central console; the base-level 6.5-inch version has been discontinued. The Supra 2.0 will have a 4-speaker sound system, which can be upgraded to the JBL 12-speaker Premium sound system. The latter comes as standard on the Supra 3.0. Both cars share the same 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters for manual operation.

8.0" Touchscreen Infotainment system now standard across the entire 2021 GR Supra range

Aside from the engines, the chassis of the Supra has received some upgrades as well. As if it was not nimble enough, Toyota retuned the chassis with lightweight aluminum braces along the front for more rigidity. The dampers have been tuned to provide more traction around corners. Programming for the electric power steering, adaptive suspension, vehicle stability control, and the electronic differential has also been revamped for more stability around compound turns.

Some other notable differences between the trims include:

  • Smaller front brakes on the Supra 2.0(single-piston calipers vs 4-piston on the 3.0)
  • Lack of Active Differential and Adaptive Suspension, both of which come standard for the Supra 3.0
  • Manually adjustable seats instead of 14-way power-adjustable heated seats.
  • No Driver’s Assist Package for the 2.0, which includes Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Parking Sensors with Emergency Brakes.

2020 Toyota GR Supra vs. 2021 Toyota GR Supra

Car Name

2020 GR Supra 3.0

2021 GR Supra 3.0

2021 GR Supra 2.0

Engine

3.0L twin-scroll turbocharged inline-6

3.0L twin-scroll turbocharged inline-6

2.0L twin-scroll turbocharged inline-4

Horsepower

335 @ 5000-6500rpm

382 @ 5800-6500rpm

255 @ 5000-6500rpm

Torque(lb.-ft.)

365 @ 1600-4500rpm

368 @ 1800-5000rpm

295 @ 1550-4400rpm

Transmission

ZF 8-Speed Automatic

ZF 8-Speed Automatic

ZF 8-Speed Automatic

Weight(lbs.)

3397

3400

3181

Wheels

19-inch Forged Aluminum

19-inch Forged Aluminum

18-inch Cast Aluminum

Tires

Front:255/35 ZR19 Rear:275/35 ZR19

Front:255/35 ZR19 Rear:275/35 ZR19

Front:255/40 ZR18 Rear:275/40 ZR18

0-60 mph

4.1 seconds

3.9 seconds

5.0 seconds

2021 Toyota GR Supra Prices 

So far, Toyota has not yet announced the price figures for the 2021 GR Supra. We expect the pricing to spread towards both the trims since the 2020 version had an MSRP of $49,990. Toyota has also offered a race-spec GT4 trim that will go on sale in August. It is developed and produced under Toyota Motorsport GmbH. This one has an even more powerful 3.0L turbocharged 6-cylinder engine that puts out 430 hp. It has a 7-speed sports automatic transmission, the same one that you get on the BMW M2 Competition, along with a few other touches like an Akrapovic exhaust system, mechanical limited-slip rear differential, and Ravenol first-fill lubricants.

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2021 Toyota GR-Supra Front View
2021 Toyota GR-Supra
2021 Toyota GR-Supra Front View
2021 Toyota GR-Supra
2021 Toyota GR-Supra Rear View
2021 Toyota GR-Supra
2021 Toyota GR-Supra Rear View
2021 Toyota GR-Supra
2021 Toyota GR-Supra Front And Rear View
2021 Toyota GR-Supra
2021 Toyota GR-Supra Front view
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