For the 2021 model year, Toyota has upped the Supra 3.0’s horsepower from 335 to 383 hp with a slight bump in torque to 368 lb-ft. The power increase has officially dropped the estimated 0-60 mph time from 4.1 to 3.9 seconds but we think Toyota is being conservative with that time . This turbocharged six-cylinder engine is much quicker than the four-cylinder, which required 5.0 seconds to hit 60 mph. It will be a bit thirstier and weighs considerably more but on the road, the weight gain isn’t noticeable.
Toyota has also attached lightweight aluminum braces to the strut towers, improving the car’s rigidity. The dampers, power steering, differential, and stability control have also been re-tuned to work with the uprated engine, so the Supra doesn’t become a tail-happy mess. In our estimation, the power increase is a bonified success. As with last year’s model, the cracks and pops from the BMW-sourced inline-six stack up well even when measured against V8 engines.