Why Dealers Are Impressed By The 2021 Toyota Supra

Dealers near Tustin auto center say that if you waited to get a Toyota Supra this year, it might have been a smart move since the 2021 model has a lot of upgrades that will blow your socks off!

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In fact, some customers have already inquired about used cars near Tustin Toyota to find out what the trade-in cost of their 2020 Supra is and to be one of the first to get their hands on the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder vehicle. 


The Supra’s Long History 


Undoubtedly, the Toyota Supra is an iconic model that wears what many have claimed to be Toyota’s most famous sports car nameplate. 


Toyota first revealed the Supra name in April 1978, which was chosen as a new suffix designation for a longer, wider and more powerful spin-off of the second generation Celica coupe. The model was further identified by its A40 chassis code. 


Toyota developed and designed the Supra as an attempt to compete in the popular grand tourer market in Japanese and North American markets, which were mainly taken over by Datsun’s Z cars at the time. The new A40 Celica Supra, which was named Celica XX in its domestic market, interchanged the Celica’s four-cylinder engine range with a very smooth six-cylinder engine that delivered a more luxurious character. This is how the history of the Supra all started. 


In the next historical phase of the Toyota Supra, there was the introduction of the A60 Celica XX, which was launched in Japan in July 1981. At this time, the Supra was based on the sharp-suited, third-generation Celica platform. This new model concentrated on being sporty and was sold as a Celica Supra in all export markets. 

Furthermore, the new Celica Supra became available in the European market for the first time in August 1982 and benefited from an extra sense of exclusivity in the UK because of its limited supply of only 100 cars per month. 


Although it was fairly the same as the regular Celica coupe from the B-pillar back, the Supra’s trademark long wheelbase and stretched front-end repeatedly let Toyota adorn its top ranging sports car with a straight-six powerplant, especially its new 2.8-liter 5M-GE flagship twin-cam engine. 


Other recognizing marks of the second generation Celica Supra consist of retractable headlights, a more aggressive flair to the wheel arches and, a critical feature for sports car enthusiasts, independent rear suspension.


On the other hand, the first generation Celica Supra rose to fame in motorsport as the greatest pace car in the 1979 US Grand Prix, and the A60 enjoyed a long career on the track. In the British Saloon Car Championship, driver Win Percy received success campaigning a Celica and Corolla, so he obviously moved to the Celica Supra in 1983. 


Percy was winning the ninth round of the 1984 series, shielding away Andy Rouse’s 3.5-liter Rover, before bike racing legend Barry Sheene took charge of Percy’s car for the 1985 BSCC season. 


In 1997, the Toyota Supra was discontinued in the U.S markets and for many years, the thought of a fifth-generation Toyota Supra was merely wishful thinking. 

When Toyota brought back the much-beloved Supra nameplate after an almost twenty-year hiatus back in 2019, the whole world was delighted. Dealers near Tustin Auto Center and consumers are all in total agreement that Toyota has made the Supra name iconic. 


After just a year later, Toyota has announced some big updates that will possibly make a few people kick themselves for purchasing last year’s model. 


What Are The 2021 Toyota Supra’s Upgrades? 


The 2021 refresh consists of a huge power boost, that allows the 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six Supra to make a rated 382 horsepower and 368 pound-feet of torque. If you do the math, it works out to be 47 more ponies than the outgoing model, which is rated at 335 horsepower, and three pound-feet of torque more than the current 365 lb-ft. Also, Toyota strengthened the Supra’s chassis and tweaked its suspension to enhance its handling by changing the damper tuning.


Toyota has made projections that the higher-output engine forces the 2021 Supra to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in 3.9 seconds, instead of the former Supra’s 4.1 seconds record. Once again, an eight-speed automatic is still the only gearbox option. 


Additionally, there is different tuning for the power steering, adaptive suspension, stability control, and active differential. Continually, there are new aluminum braces connecting the strut towers to the radiator support for better rigidity. 


Dealers near Tustin auto center say that Toyota also introduced a new four-cylinder base model to the US market that will deliver a lighter, cheaper alternative to the muscular six-cylinder version. For the tycoons among us, a new limited-run Supra A91 Edition is available as well. 


What Tech Gadgets Does The 2021 Toyota Supra Have? 


All models of the 2021 Supra are now equipped with an 8.8-inch infotainment screen. The 6.5-inch display from the 2020 model is no longer available. As a new option, consumers will be able to specify a Safety and Technology Package that bundles together dynamic cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, parking sensors with emergency braking, navigation, a 12-speaker stereo, and wireless Apple CarPlay.


If the Supra’s updates are not doing it for you, then you should go for the A91 special edition that is limited to 1,000 units. It is available in Nocturnal black or Refraction blue, and the latter color is exclusive to this model. 


Furthermore, the Supra’s body gets carbon fiber parts for the mirror caps and rear lip spoiler. A black stripe extends diagonally along the C-pillar and rear fender on each side. The A91 rides on black wheels. When you hop in the special edition Supra, you can sit on seats that have Alcantara panels and blue stitching. Also, for the pièce de résistance, the A91 comes equipped with two key gloves and a trunk mat. 


Toyota has not spilled the beans on the 2021 Supra’s cost, but we do know that deliveries of the 2021 Supra models will begin in June. 

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