0 and super a 3.0. Now at the time I wasn't able to talk about driving impressions, because there was an embargo on that until today. Now I promise we didn't just spend all our time with this car looking at them and talking about the styling we actually did take both of these out on a pretty thorough Drive. So at this point in the video I'm gon na shut up and let the cars do the talking Music, so I apologize pretty badly if I left some of you hanging with some pretty intense blue balls in my last video, where we basically gave you a taste Of what the Supra was like, but now we are finally here at the moment you guys have been waiting for you want to know how the 2021 Supra drives and to start off the driving scenes here. I'M in the 2 liter turbocharged four cylinder model. The model that we all know Toyota was was going to do and it's going to be that nice middle ground between 22, 86 and, of course, the super on 3.0. Now in this video I can't talk about pricing yet because for some reason, Toyota frustratingly had to have two separate embargoes, one for the driving impressions and the other for the pricing of this vehicle. Video so be sure to tune back on March 17th or I'll. Have a full pricing, video and we'll be driving this 4 cylinder again now. The four cylinder model is about 200 pounds lighter versus the six cylinder and first getting out on the road.
I do notice. The front end feels a little bit lighter. The steering is also slightly lighter feeling and it's heft versus the six cylinder which the the Toyota super super already had more lighter steering. I actually wanted the steering to be slightly heavier Music. You can hear it's got some pretty nice, crackles and pops from the exhaust. This has 255 horsepower and 295 pound feet of torque through an 8 speed automatic sorry, no manual is available, Music and right off the bat. You immediately notice that this car does feel lighter than the six cylinder that I just drove a couple of weeks ago. On a 2020 model, I haven't gotten into the twenty twenty one yeah we're gon na save that, of course, for after this, but the four cylinder Toyota says we'll get to sixty in around five seconds, that's, actually slightly quicker than the performance you get in the z4. Thirty is Drive, which is around five point two seconds that's, because the Supra is slightly lighter than this vehicle, and you know what this 2 liter four cylinder has plenty of power for most situations. People are gon na get into this four cylinder and you're gon na. Like the way, it feels right off the bat, it has a very light feeling front end. You feel the nice 5050 weight distribution or near 5050 weight distribution on this car it's slightly a little bit more nose heavy than something like you know, a Porsche Cayman, for example, Music.
The one thing that disappoints me. What immediately, however, is the sound of this four cylinder engine, so the new super, a 4 cylinder, has a polished exhaust tip, so it looks slightly different. You guys are probably wondering how does it sound though Music Toyota is trying here with the crackles and pops from the exhaust, which is nice, but it just doesn't have the same kind of singing voice as the 6 cylinder that engine really loves to rev the crackles And pops are even louder. It sounds phenomenal when you're at higher rpms in the 4 cyl and are in the six cylinder verses before this thing. You know it likes to rev it red lines at around 6300 RPM, but i got a sense that when you start pushing it it's not great, so you know the boxer flat. Four that you find in the 86 has a little bit more character through the engine. This only the only character you hear is the slight pop pop from the exhaust. The power, however, is great. This is going to be wonderful if you guys are considering trading out of your 86 into this, like immediately feel the front end feels lighter the car grips extremely well steering really talks to you. This does not have the adaptive dampers that you get in the six which will go into that car in a moment and will feel if there's, a difference. We'Ll see if there's a difference but I'm pretty impressed with just how good the four cylinder still is.
Is it's? Obviously you know if you guys have driven the six you're gon na hop into the four and be disappointed, especially with the noise, but not necessarily with the power. This thing has plenty of power, so let's try it from a stop and see how it feels so let's turn the traction, control off and we'll see. If this thing has launch control like the six Music, so it does have launch control and it was interesting to hear the tires. The back tire spin as it went into second gear – and they said five seconds I'm gon na – try that one more time Music. So that time, the launch control, didn't actually say it engaged, which kind of shows you how wonky BMWs, oops BMWs, launch control can be at times, because it doesn't always work reliably and again, you heard a little bit of wheelspin. This car definitely has the lesser amount of power to not scare you as much as the six now let's the six isn't exactly a scary car it'll get sideways pretty easily, but I do notice that it doesn't know what the tail doesn't wag as much it's. A little bit more manageable power, if you want the look of the Supra you'll, still get performance with the 4 cylinder you just don't, get necessarily get the noise with this car, although one has the crackles and pops it's a nice noise. Now the four solder doesn't have any fuel economy figures.
As of this filming, however, the z4 gets 24 in the city 32 on the highway. This should get a couple mpg better than the six, especially if you guys are going to baby this thing and not drive it in sport mode and drive it like a crazy person like I do, but really it's all to a price point, because if you're gon Na spend less money on the four cylinder you've got to know how much money, you're saving so what's. The price of this thing. Ah can't talk about that sorry come back let's. Do the third, video and we'll talk about the pricing of this car, along with some other topics of the 4 cylinder, because this car really got me thinking where it fits in the marketplace, but enough about the 2 liter. For this part, let's hop into the 6 cylinder with an extra 50 horsepower and see if we can feel a difference there. The biggest surprise for 2021 is when Toyota upgraded the power of the Supra 3.0 models. Now last year's model had a fairly good amount of power. 335 horsepower. This has 382 horsepower, so it now matches the output that you find in the BMW counterpart. Now, how did try to do that? What kind of witchcraft do they do underneath this hood? Well, ty decides to gain more power, they did a couple things: they replace the exhaust manifold with a new dual branch exhaust manifold, which has six ports instead of the two that improves the breathing and the heating, of course, and they also lowered the compression ratio from 11 to 1 to 10.
2 with 21, which allowed them to increase the boost pressure. Now, unfortunately, I wasn't able to find the exact number that they've increased the boost pressure to by you should know that the engine itself is making nearly 50 more horsepower than last year's. 20, 20 mile and torque goes up by about 3 pounds feet at 368, pound feet of torque, so nearly 400 horsepower now from the 2021 Supra, and we all know that this is a BMW engine. It is severely underrated and has lots of tuning potential. Now the transmission hasn't changed it's still an 8 speed automatic transmission, there's no manual transmission available and the 6 cylinder model weighs around 3400 pounds. Toyotas now says: you'll get 260 and around 3.8 seconds, so it's, an improvement of 0.3 versus the 2020 model and fuel economy did take a little bit of a hit. This year it drops to 22 in the city and 30 on the highway. You'Re also, probably noticing there are these new aluminum strut tower bars here that connect up to the chassis. This helps to stiffen up the front end, so it also revised the shock and damping for this car. So they say it has better handling so compared to the for the six has a brushed look to the exhaust, which makes it look, I think, a little bit nicer Wow. I actually think the six sounds a little bit different for 2021. The exhaust is a little bit louder, a little bit crisper and it definitely winds the sound test coverage of the floor.
It sounds so much better. So while I wasn't super surprised when Toyota announced that the 2 liter turbo Super will be coming, I was actually pretty surprised when Titus said that they were giving the three liter Supra a jump in horsepower from a 335 to 382 horsepower. It matches the output that you get in the z4 M for TI, which the engine itself is a BMW engine it's always been slightly underrated. Of course, these BMW motors are tuned for performance, you've already seen people. You know tuna 2020 super to have. You know over 500 horsepower with it's just a simple ECU upgrade, so obviously this engine, the b 58, is the engine that was designed all right. It fits the superest personality very well. Obviously, Toyota went to BMW for the engine because they knew that BMW makes some of the best straight six cylinders in the business and I have to say hopping out of the four cylinder and into the six cylinder model. I'M kind of just waft. With this breath of fresh air, because this is the engine that I fell in love, you know that made me fall in love with the Supra. I mean yes, the 4 cylinder is at a price point which I can't talk about in this video just yet, but you know the 6 cylinder went came out last year for around 50000. We were talking about a car that would get to 60 in 4.1 seconds.
Now this one will do the same deed in 3.9 seconds, so a fairly conservative improvement, which I imagine this should be slightly quicker because people were getting 3.8 for the 2020 model. Don'T be surprised to see this one do like 3.7. You know having 210 shaved off toyota says that they have adjusted the suspension. So now this car has slightly stiffer suspension. It has that new front strut tower brace, so this car feels more planted and I'm noticing that right away, the steering and the 3 liter is a little bit heavier. The front end definitely feels like it it's a little more nose heavy, but I still have that planted feel now granted the Supra isn't going to remind you of a Miata and its lightness. This one is around 3400 pounds, but, unlike a Miata, you really have power. So people can't, you know, throw in that argument that it's not a sports car I'm. Looking at you Alex on autos Music, so that was a pretty weak burnout, but the roads are slightly damp right now and I'm. Just kind of didn't seem to get the footwork right. Let me try that again, Music and because the six cylinder comes with that limited slip differential, which the four lacked you notice, that doing burnouts in the six is a lot easier. Even if you just want to do a little one, because it not only does it have way more power, it also has way better grip, because it's able to send an equal amount of power to each wheel.
I noticed the four cylinder was kind of struggling. It was trying to figure out which side of the rear tire to send all the power to, but this thing definitely feels like it was made. The engine definitely feels like it's made for the Supra it's such a good noise. Listening to the pops and the crackles and the 6 cylinder sings the four cylinder it didn't really sing the way this six does it doesn't read it doesn't like to rev as much as the six it just wasn't as much of a joy to wring out the 8 speed auto in this six cylinder also just feels like it's, better matched to this motor versus the four cylinder you just kind of get into this car and you can't help but have a huge smile on your face because it's so good, I'm gon na kill This in her SantaFe 35 and a 45 – oh, I hate people Music. Now the brakes on the 3 liter super are also improved, they're bigger, so you notice, when you put your foot hard on the brakes, they have a little bit more bite to them. Gives you a little more confidence you just listen to that engine? Oh, I could wring this engine out all day, long it's, so smooth, it's, so Rev happy. The steering in this car could be a little bit heavier still, but I appreciate the changes that Toyota made to the front end where it feels a little bit stiffer the ride.
Quality I'm also noticing in the six, actually feels a little bit better than the four because of those adaptive dampers, especially if you put it into normal. The ride in this car will really settle down, but because we're on this back road here, we don't want it to be a normal. We want to be in sports Music and just like the 2020 super of the 2021 model. Music is one of the best driving sports cars you can buy now. I do need to take this thing out to a track to really feel the differences in the suspension tuning, but on a twisty back road. This is just as good, if not better than the 2020 model definitely has a little bit less roll. It feels a little bit firmer around that tight turn there. What a blast you know I don't know the price difference between the six and the four right now, but without even knowing that I will happily pay the additional money for the six easily pay. The additional money. Let'S, try a launch control. Real quick Music definitely has trouble putting the power down at times. That was what the traction control shut off and you can see the back end just likes to step out, which is why I had said earlier. If you guys are a little bit scared of tail or happen tail happy rear, drive cars. The 4 cylinder is a better bet because it doesn't like to step out as much.
The Supra, however, has a very balanced chassis with that near 5050. Weight distribution that, if you guys are more a keen to driving cars like this you'll, enjoy this it's a lot of fun, Music and could Toyota put a manual transmission on the six cylinder. I think on the six it's, not quite as needed, because the 8 speed is so good on this car, but really what could I do? Next to this thing I mean I wasn't, anticipating that for them to add more power for 2021, but you know what BMW has an S: 58 version of this motor in the x3 and x4 M that's upcoming in the m3 and m4, the next generation. If that that motor made, you know 503 horsepower in the x3, if they could stuff that motor in the Supra we're talking about a 500 horsepower Supra whoo. That would really show Toyota our show people enthusiasts even more. How serious Toyota is with wanting to be taken seriously, having this thing's position in the sports car segment, because, yes, it's very much a BMW? I don't feel like I'm driving a Toyota in this car, but that's okay for me, because I love the way a lot of these modern BMWs drive. So I say they went to the right partner and this Supra only gets better, because Toyota keeps tweaking the right things and improving the car ever so slightly and enthusiasts just buy this car buy it because it's here, you should just be happy that there's another Supra On the market now for those of you who bought a twenty twenty miles should be, should you be kicking yourself for buying that, instead of waiting for the twenty twenty one, I would say unless you regularly track the car? No, I don't really feel that this is significantly faster versus a 20 20 Music, but really you're, not gon na, be able to tell the difference between a 2020 model or a 2020 one unless you're staring at the brake calipers.
If you guys go for the six cylinder model, so really, if I bought a 2020 model, I wouldn't be kicking myself. But if I was in the market for a super – and I didn't pick up a 2020 model there's now an even more enticing reason to pick up the 2021 version. So about a year and a half ago, when Toyota had me drive the all new 2020 Supra. The rebirth of this thing I was simply blown away and even though it had its BMW roots, which definitely disappointed a lot of fans, it was still a very enticing sports car in a great car for the money at around fifty thousand dollars. For that twenty. Twenty mile now here we are at the 2021 Supra and Toyota has made some changes to this thing, which honestly really surprised me. As I said, the four cylinder was not a surprise, because we all knew the four cylinder super was coming with 255 horsepower. It shares the same BMW V, forty eight engine it's a fairly good car, especially once Toyota announces the pricing of that thing. Now the. What did surprise me is the Supra 3.0, with its 382 horsepower all the upgrades they made to under the hood to the chassis. This thing handles better now I will have to take it out into a track to really test out the complete differences, but just on the road you're gon na notice that this is a stiffer, more capable car versus the 2020 model that it replaces and really the Supra is even better and that's the cool thing about the 2021 super, and it really shows how Toyota is serious about their sports car game, because, even though they had help with this car from BMW, they chose the right partner, because the tuning potential of these cars Is already out there on the marketplace, I've seen people with just a simple stage: 1 tune up the horsepower on the 2020 mile to over 420, which those simple Tunes don't even really cost that much and most of them will end up keeping the warranty so really For the tuner enthusiast crowd the Supra with either the b48 4 cylinder or the b 58 6 cylinder is a really enticing proposition, and now, at this point, you're probably wondering well what's it gon na cost me for the new 2021 super, unfortunately there's an embargo on That until May 17th at 700 a.
m. Eastern Standard Time, so you're gon na have to come back when we have a third video posted at that time. I will tell you, however, that the 2020 Supra starts at just under 50000 Toyota again won't. Let me tell you what these 2021 models cost, but if you come back, then we'll have a third video talking about all the pricing and we'll also focus a little bit more on that for cylinder to figure out if it's a enticing replacement, if you guys have Any d6 in your driveway, but with all that said, I hope you guys have enjoyed the driving impressions on the 2021 Supra 2.0 and super a 3.0. If you're also looking to see the latest cars I'm testing be sure to follow me on instagram at red line. Underscore reviews like us on Facebook and, as always guys, please be sure, to subscribe to the redline room YouTube channel for all the latest reviews.