Toyota Supra arrives with turbo-4 engine, more power, A91 Edition

Toyota Supra arrives with turbo-4 engine, more power, A91 Edition

Toyota Supra arrives with turbo-4 engine, more power, A91 Edition

Instead of the 250kW engine (the 3.0-litre turbo straight six borrowed from BMW) available now, Toyota will bring the new 285kW version of the Supra to Australia later this year.

From a weight perspective, the Supra 2.0 is more than 200 pounds lighter than the 3.0-liter, coming in at 3,181 pounds. Toyota has upped the power output for the inline-six from 335 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque to 382 ponies and 368 pound-feet.

Of course, the B58 3.0 litre turbocharged straight-six remains the most powerful engine, and for the new model year it's been made considerably more potent. Hooked to the same eight-speed auto as the six-cylinder model, the Supra 2.0 is projected to do 0-60 miles per hour (0-96 km/h) in 5.0 seconds and reach an electronically limited top track speed of 155 miles per hour (250 km/h). It has smaller brakes (single-piston vs. four-piston calipers), smaller 18-inch wheels, manually adjustable seats, loses the adaptive suspension and moves down from a 10-speaker audio system to a four-speaker system.

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It gets the same eight-speeder (sorry, manual faithful) and is tipped to get from zero to 96 km/h in 5.0 seconds, making it the second quickest auto in Toyota's U.S. lineup. You may recall those figures as the exact same numbers as the BMW Z4 M40i. It's also estimated to hit 60 miles per hour in 3.9 seconds which also matches the Bimmer. A different piston design allowed the compression ratio to be dropped from 11:1 to 10.2:1, as well. That extra power is thanks to a new dual-branch exhaust manifold that has six ports instead of two. They achieved increased lateral rigidity by adding lightweight aluminum braces that tie the strut towers to the radiator support, along with front and rear bump stops and new damper tuning. The electric power steering, adaptive damper system, stability control and active rear differential have also been reprogrammed in concert with the hardware changes, making the auto more stable through quick transitions. As a result, the six-cylinder Supra is said to be more stable through quick transitions, such as compound turns. Everyone would rather have the 3.0-liter model, which receives serious upgrades for the 2021 model year.

Finally, all 2021 Supras get the 8.8-inch infotainment display as standard instead of the previous 6.5-inch unit.

Toyota said it will offer 1,000 A91 editions in colors Nocturnal or Refraction with a black carbon fiber lip spoiler, matte black wheels, C-pillar graphics, and carbon-fiber mirror caps. Inside the limited-edition cars will be covered in black suede leather-trimmed seats with blue contrast stitching, a trunk mat, and key gloves. Changes are rounded out by the addition of the optional Safety and Technology Package and Driver's Assist Package (only for 3.0 Premium and A91 Edition).

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