Toyota Supra

For years, the prospect of a reborn Toyota Supra was shrouded in equal parts of informed speculation and smoke and mirrors. The new Supra isn’t available yet, but Toyota has finally officially confirmed its return, and it even showed off a motorsports-themed Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept at the Geneva Motor Show this year.

The production Supra, codeveloped with BMW in a joint-venture project that will also result in a new Z4, will likely look very similar to the concept seen here, which means we can expect a long hood, a flowing greenhouse and wide hips for this rear-wheel-drive coupe. The rumormill continues to be in full swing about what sort of engines and transmissions will be available, but we’re betting on an inline six-cylinder engine (thanks, BMW!), although there could be other variants in the future, perhaps even with hybrid power. No official word yet on when we’ll see the Supra’s official reveal, but it’ll likely be after the next BMW Z4, which is expected this summer.

Editors' First Take

There was a lot of hoopla surrounding the new Toyota GR Supra when it landed in dealerships last year. It marked the return of the legendary Japanese sports car that was missing in action for two decades. But that's not to say the Supra's rebirth wasn't without its naysayers.

With a chassis and drivetrain shared with BMW Z4, the new Supra left some enthusiasts not seeing it as a "real" Toyota. The fact that it was down on power to its Z4 M40i platform-mate was also a headscratcher. While Toyota can't do much about the German bones now, it has remedied the output quibble for the 2021 model year, and tweaked the chassis for improved handling, too.

Now as powerful as the BMW Z4 M40i

That's right, one year into the fifth-generation Supra's run, it's already getting a drivetrain update. The 335-horsepower 3.0-liter turbocharged I6 is out, replaced by a version making a more respectable 382 hp and 368 pound-feet of torque. Those numbers mean the Supra 3.0 is now armed with the exact same power as the BMW Z4 M40i, which is surely a welcome development... to everyone except those who own a 2020 Supra.

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