This finally puts it on par with its sibling, the BMW Z4 M40i.
The increased power output also increases performance with the last year's 0 to 60 sprint of 4.1 seconds dropping to 3.9 seconds, though top speed remains electronically limited at 155 miles per hour. The four-cylinder makes 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, and Toyota claims a 0-60 miles per hour time of 5.0 seconds.
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.
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. 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.
It's been just over a year since Toyota officially resurrected the Supra, and already we're seeing some rather significant changes. Its turbocharged 2.0-liter engine produces 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, which it sends to the rear wheels through the same eight-speed automatic transmission as the 3.0-liter auto. The Driver's Assist package, an option on the 3.0, is not available on the 2.0, though at least 2.0 drivers can enjoy the same snappy eight-speed automatic transmission (with manual mode and paddle shifters) as buyers of the six-cylinder Supra. Having two fewer cylinders helps save weight, as do smaller 13-inch front brake rotors with single-piston calipers, and the lack of an active rear differential and adaptive suspension. A different piston design allowed the compression ratio to be dropped from 11:1 to 10.2:1, as well.
Exclusive to the larger-engined variant are a number of revisions to the suspension, including new aluminium front bracing to increase lateral rigidity, uprated front and rear bump stops and retuned dampers. 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 vehicle more stable through quick transitions. The front brake calipers on turbo-6 Premium models and the A91 Edition will be painted red and feature a Toyota Supra logo.
Toyota Australia VP for sales and marketing Sean Hanley says the brand is glad to be able to provide more Supras to the Australian market, and looks forward to the higher spec version's arrival. Available in either Nocturnal (black) or the exclusive Refraction (blue) hues, it gets lashings of carbon fibre on the wing mirror caps and the new rear bootlid lip spoiler, plus matte black wheels and C-pillar stripes.
Every 2021 Supra will come standard with an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay.