The 2020 GR Supra and Z4 are both powered by BMW’s silky smooth 3.0 litre twin-scroll turbocharged inline 6 cylinder engine which generates 335 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque. For 2021, entry level GR Supra and BMW Z4 models were added with the addition of an inline 4 cylinder 2.0 litre turbocharged 255 hp engine. Also new for 2021, the 6 cylinder engine gets a horsepower increase from 335 to 382 hp. Torque is up 3 lb-ft to 368. 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) sprints drop from 4.1 seconds to 3.9 seconds with both cars utilizing an 8-speed automatic transmission driving the rear wheels.
Is It TrackWorthy?
The answer is yes. We were fortunate to be able to drive our Absolute Zero pearl white GR Supra on the road, the track and on an autocross course. From the moment you climb inside this car, it feels like you are behind the wheel of a performance-focused premium sports car. Yes, the all-new Supra started life alongside the 2020 BMW Z4 Roadster, but Toyota and BMW headed in their own directions when it came to defining the respective car’s driving attitudes.
And we are happy to say that this car has plenty of attitude. Press the start/stop button and a suitably robust sounding engine comes to life, with all of the right sounds emanating from the dual stainless steel sport exhaust system. It was music to our ears, and reminiscent of the exhaust note of the playful John Cooper Works Mini, which is also made by BMW.
On the tight, twisty and technical autocross course, we were really impressed by the GR Supra’s turn-in response. The steering response is very impressive. This car handles better than we thought it would, thanks in part the focus on weight reduction. At just under 3,400 pounds, the GR Supra feels nimble and provides responsive acceleration, braking and cornering. We really enjoyed tossing this extremely capable sports car around the autocross course.
The GR Supra instills more and more confidence with each lap and definitely left us wanting more time behind the wheel.
It handles well and fits like a glove, with plenty of headroom, even for someone who it 6 feet tall. With the addition of the 4 cylinder engine and the reduced entry price, you should see more GR Supra’s at track days in the years to come.
This car delivers a great combination of performance, style, driver comfort and value, especially with the addition of the entry lever 4 cylinder model. The 4 cylinder version would likely be even more fun, and more affordable, if a manual transmission was offered. But sadly, for now, the only available configuration has two pedals and an automatic transmission.
If you are in the market for a front engine, rear wheel drive sports car in this price range, you should definitely test drive the Toyota GR Supra. With two engine options for 2021 and a new lower price of entry, the Gr Supra offers lots of style and performance in a very attractive and well executed package.