Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Toyota’s Offering Super-sized Supra Lineup for 2021

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Teased for almost two decades by rumours and the appearance of the FT-1 Concept, the Toyota GR Supra became a production reality for 2020 in a tight, flashy sports car package. The revival of the Supra became Toyota’s quickest accelerating road car sold and featured a wide array of modern performance handling aids such as an adaptive suspension. A debut that saw a fast following for their fast GR Supra, Toyota were immediately relieved when the first production model of the sports car snagged 2.1 million dollars US in June of 2019. After scorching roads in its opening year run, the Toyota GR Supra is ready to lay down even more tire tracks for 2021 model year. 

Entering only its sophomore year, the GR Supra is already undergoing some defining updates. Maintaining a low, elegant body style, intimate two-seat cabin and its rear-wheel drive layout, the Toyota GR Supra does enter 2021 with a new sporting spirit with a revision made to its engine performance. The 2021 Toyota GR Supra’s velocity-seeking audiences now has the choice of engines defined by a more powerful six-cylinder as well as a lighter, more accessible four-cylinder. 


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Identified as the GR Supra 3.0 for the 2021 model year, the six-cylinder powered version of the performance car receives considerable improvements. Continuing to feature direct fuel injection and a twin-scroll turbocharger unit, the Supra’s 3.0-liter inline-six engine gains a bump-up in power. Reworking of the engine’s heat management through the use of a dual-branch exhaust manifold  as well as the inclusion of redesigned pistons are notable contributors to what is now a 382-horsepower engine. Mated with an eight-speed automatic transmission, the upgraded powerplant for the 2021 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 now allows for 0 to 60-mile per hour (0 to 95.56-kilometer per hour)  acceleration in 3.9 seconds. 

In addition to dipping acceleration times, the 2021 Toyota GR Supra 3.0's full performance potential is heightened by reworked handling. The added rigidity of aluminum braces, new front and rear bump stops as well as retuned damper control improves the vehicle’s already stellar handling characteristics for greater cornering stability. Electronically-assisted driving enhancements including Adaptive Variable Suspension, Active Differential and Vehicle Stability Control have been reprogrammed on the 2021 GR Supra 3.0.


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Eagerly anticipated as an inviting new entry point to Toyota’s aggressive sports car, the 2021 GR Supra 2.0 incorporates a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Besides the smaller powerplant, the 2021 Toyota GR Supra 2.0 will feature several other differences to the Supra 3.0 model. A lack of Adaptive Suspension and Active Differential technology, smaller front brake rotors with single-piston calipers as well as a more modest four-speaker audio system and manual seat adjustment on the 2021 Toyota GR Supra 2.0 makes the sports car not only more affordable but more than 200 pounds lighter (precisely equating to 219 pounds or 99.3 kilograms) than the six-cylinder powered model. The all GR Supra 2.0 as well as the higher output GR Supra 3.0 models will include an 8.0-inch central display screen as standard equipment. 


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On sale now, the 2021 Toyota GR Supra 2.0 can be purchased for $56,390 Canadian while the 382-horsepower 2021 GR Supra is $67,690 (a $2,700 increase compared to the previous year). In addition added performance potential, the six-cylinder powered Supra 3.0 will also be offered with as the fashionable A91 Edition variant. 

The limited-run 2021 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 A91 Edition will feature a black/blue interior combined with Nocturnal or an exclusive Refraction exterior color. Other A91 Edition enhancements include touches such as matte black alloy wheels and carbon fiber mirror caps. Canadian retail pricing for the GR Supra 3.0 A91 Edition is $68,890.


Information Source:

Toyota Canada

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