Toyota’s new-for-2020 sport coupe, built alongside the BMW Z4 roadster, has been on the market for less than a year, but The Sleuth is hearing it will get some powertrain/performance changes for 2021. To begin, a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque becomes the base engine, resulting in a weight drop of 200 pounds, mostly over the front wheels. This version will also get smaller-diameter front brakes discs, the active suspension will no longer be included and a lower-powered audio system will be installed. The base price will also be reduced, but it’s not known by how much. The turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder becomes optional, but output will jump to 382 horsepower and 368 pound-feet of torque from the current 335 horses and 365 pound-feet. Both powerplants will continue to be supplied by BMW and in fact are identical to those currently available in the Z4.
The 2021 Supra will get a new four-cylinder base engine and the six-cylinder will match the related BMW Z4’s 382 horsepower. That won’t likely sit well with buyers of the 2020 Supra that came with 335 horses. PHOTO: TOYOTA