The latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage features a freshly-imported right-hand-drive Toyota Supra.
Toyota teases update for 2021 Supra, more information coming at Daytona 500
Fans were over the moon when Toyota announced the revival of the Supra for 2020, only for many to become critics when it became clear that the two-seat coupe was essentially a hardtop BMW Z4. Toyota continues to move forward with the iconic nameplate, however, and now the automaker is teasing some updates for the 2021 Supra. We don’t know details just yet, but Toyota will be announcing some sort of Supra news during a livestream this Thursday at Daytona International Speedway.
Toyota’s teaser doesn’t reveal much of anything, but the rumor mill in churning that we might see a new powertrain under the hood; a four-cylinder Supra base model—already on sale in Japan and Europe—might come stateside to join the 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder Supra we already know. Remember, the BMW Z4 has a base s30i model which packs a 2.0-liter four-cylinder which produces 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Assuming it’s plug-and-play, which might not be the case in the end, that amounts to 127 horsepower and 74 pound-feet less than the current Supra. Still, it’s plenty for a base model, especially if it means a cheaper cost of entry. The current Supra 3.0 starts at $50,920.
More information will require tuning in to the Toyota livestream at 3pm Thursday February 13th. Thoughts on a four-cylinder Supra? Understandable. Share it all below in the Hagerty Forums.