The new Supra is finally here, after 22 years of waiting. Six months after the premiere, we can see it on the streets as well and it looks like Toyota has made a real deal with the new model. It looks great, it rides even better. However, that doesn’t mean it’s time for Toyota engineers to take a rest. The second production year is about to bring novelties as well if we can rely on the latest reports. Allegedly, the 2021 Toyota Supra is about to get a new, hi-performance version, with more power and even better performances. The exact details are still unknown, so we have to rely on rumors and unofficial reports.
- Excellent handling
- Good fuel economy
- Smooth transmission
- Loads of standard features
- Not the best rearward visibility
- More powerful version would be nice
In terms of the base design characteristics, the 2021 Toyota Supra will continue in the same way as the model that recently came. The new model has been co-developed with BMW and shares a lot of things with Z4. Platform, engine, interior design. All these things make you double-check the badge, as they are directly borrowed from the Bavarian carmaker. However, there is a big number of Toyota’s parts as well. First of all, there is a distinctive styling, which is designed in a manner to closely resemble the iconic fourth-generation model.
Curvy lines and clean shapes are all around, but that’s not all that came from the Japanese manufacturer. Toyota also made its own tuning, with a completely new suspension, which ensures excellent handling and overall driving characteristics, both on track and on streets. For the potential hi-performance version, we could possibly see further upgrades in terms of suspension and brakes, though some smaller styling tweaks are possible as well.
One of the biggest changes that came with the new model happened inside. You probably remember that the previous model also had rear seats. They weren’t particularly spacious, but this was still a four-door coupe. Things are different now and the new model comes with just a pair of seats. The 2021 Toyota Supra will continue in the same way.
The interior layout is directly borrowed from BMW and you will hardly find any other thing than Toyota’s badge that doesn’t come directly from the German company. This includes infotainment technologies as well. Of course, that’s not a bad thing at all, but it feels like the Supra lacks a little bit of its own identity in this case. In any case, the cabin features very good overall quality. The potentials hi-performance version could come with a couple of enhancements as well.