Special edition model arrives with stunning new shade of blue.
The Toyota Supra has been a great success for the brand, but there was always the feeling that the limited range could offer more. Helping to feed our appetite is the announcement of a new GR Supra A91 Edition, although just 1,000 examples of this variant are to be produced by the manufacturer for the 2021 model year. As you'll see below, the upgrades are worthwhile enough to try to get your hands on one of these before they're all gone.
Earlier this week, we hinted at the possibility that the Supra's latest upgrade could involve a more powerful engine, and we can now confirm that to be true. The uprated B58 3.0-liter inline-six engine has had its outputs boosted to 382 horsepower (up by 14 percent) and torque to 368 lb-ft. Eagle-eyed readers will note that these outputs now - finally - match those of the BMW Z4, the German roadster with which the Supra shares a platform.
The eye-catching A91 Edition can be ordered in either Nocturnal (black) or Refraction hues, with the latter blue reserved for the A91 - a brand new color for the Supra, we think you'll agree that it looks great. The bodywork, which is said to be inspired by the Supra concept car, also gets extras like matte black wheels, mirror caps and a rear black spoiler in carbon fiber, and C-pillar graphics. The combination of the blue hue and those black wheels (partially concealing red-painted Brembo brake calipers) look fantastic.
In the cabin, a combination of leather and Alcantara trim is paired with blue contrast stitching, another exclusive touch for the A91. Unique key gloves and even a special trunk mat are part of the bespoke upgrades, too. Like the 2021 Supra 3.0 Premium, the A91's infotainment system gets an 8.8-inch touchscreen in place of the 6.5-inch unit used before.
So, the A91 Edition looks faster, but does that actually reflect in its acceleration numbers? Toyota says it does, now claiming a 3.9-second sprint to 60 mph, two-tenths of a second down on the less powerful model before it. It's not a massive difference but considering that the current Supra GR has already been timed hitting 60 mph in under four seconds, this new version could set a time closer to 3.5 seconds if Toyota has once more been conservative with its claims.
New for 2021 is a Safety and Technology Package that is available for the Supra range, featuring the likes of dynamic radar cruise control, a 12-speaker JBL audio system, a navigation system, and blind-spot monitoring. There is also an available Driver's Assist Package for the A91 Edition that includes parking sensors.
Pricing hasn't yet been announced, but you can expect to see the A91 Edition at Toyota dealers from June this year.