The end of production of the Toyota supra in 2002 after a 24-year period was sad news for the sports car enthusiast community. The car had a reputation for maximum power, speed and handling and was also economical compared to other vehicles in its class. For those who loved the Toyota supra, the option was to go back to older models. However, the tide took an unexpected direction when the supra came back to life in 2019, ushering in the fifth generation. At the moment, our eyes are on the Toyota Supra 2021, which will feature a ton of updates. If you’re looking forward to the launch of this sports car, wait while we go through ten things you probably don’t know about it.
1. Impressive power boost
Nothing is as remarkable in a car as its power, and it is one of the key indicators of how lucrative a sports car is. Supra’s 2021 model gets a boost when it comes to endurance and 382 horsepower, which is 47 more than its predecessor, which had a 335 rating. When it comes to the track, you’re sure of excellent performance. .
2. Does not have a manual transmission version
For the sports car lover, the way to go when it comes to the car’s transmission is the manual option. While cars with an automatic transmission are more comfortable to operate, the manual transmission has the machismo factor that comes with the movement of the pedals and the gear stick. As of Car and Driver, a vehicle review site, the 2021 Supra will not have the manual transmission version, as will all fifth-generation Supras.
3. Has a BMW engine under the hood
For sports cars, the focus is on speed and endurance when tackling the asphalt track. For the last supra, the impressive engine power comes from a BMW Z4 engine. Engine power translates to a smooth ride that is essential for these speed-based vehicles. The collaboration between the two companies allows you to get a taste of their automotive engineering feats. It brings a lot of speculation about what direction the two companies will take in the future.
4. Only available as a coupe
The supra is only available as a 3-door coupe, which is bad news for convertible lovers. While it may have some modifications to have it as a convertible, it will be similar to damaging it and making it structurally weak and more susceptible to accidents. The best option is to have it as is. If you desperately want a convertible, you can go for its cousin, the BMW Z4, which share the same engine and chassis.
5. The GR edition will be a limited edition
For the US market, 2021 Supra will assume the GR Supra brand. It has several updates and differs slightly from the new supra, as it is more geared towards racing circuits. According to Toyota’s official website, the car will come out as a limited edition and only 1,500 units are expected to be produced. The limited number will see a flood of units, and it will be interesting to see their price once they grace the showroom.
Toyota is among the best automakers when it comes to the consumer item. Previous versions of the supra were popular as they were cheap sports cars. The 2021 Toyota Supra is no different, with a figure of 31 miles per gallon on the highways and 24 miles per gallon on city roads. The figure is decent and won’t make you break the bank to drive the car.
7. Its interior
The interior is one aspect of the car that you can’t overlook, and the latest model before it doesn’t disappoint. The driver’s compartment is comfortable, although it seems a bit narrow and for someone with a larger frame; you will need to adjust the seat accordingly so that it fits perfectly. However, the double bubble roof offers ample space and there is no risk of hitting your head.
The cargo area is quite spacious and can accommodate a few suitcases when you want to go out for a walk. Its interior is very similar to that of the BMW Z4.
8. The A91 editions
Apart from the GR above, the A91 version will also be a special edition based on the 6-cylinder engine variant. It will be quite powerful and will stand out when looking at its exterior. The car will come in two colors, Nocturnal or Refraction with an upgrade to a black carbon fiber spoiler and mirror caps. The word supra will appear on the brake calipers, with black Alcantra leather inside. The expected production figure is only 1000 units.
9. Reduce the chances of a hybrid