This might come as a bit of a surprise.
The Toyota GR Supra has been a hot topic of conversation ever since it arrived on our shores, and thanks to some awesome SEMA builds that range from high-powered drift projects to Supras with unique paint and even one with a targa top, we still love talking about it. For 2021, the BMW-built sports car was upgraded from 335 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque to 382 horses with 368 lb-ft. This is what the fans wanted from the very beginning, and although we've had to wait for better performance, we're still pretty happy that the car exists at all.
For those who bought the 2020 model though, they can take solace in the fact that although their cars are less powerful than the 2021 version, they're also louder.
The above test was carried out by the same dude who revealed that the 2020 Supra is louder than a C8 Corvette. Naturally, you'd expect that the 2021 Supra's increased output (that matches what the mechanically similar BMW Z4 produces) to be noisier, but for some reason, the older car achieves a decibel reading of 108.3 while the newer car maxes out at 106.8. Interestingly, the newer model has a raspier exhaust note, although this could be down to the fact that the 2021 variant was tested in the rain, meaning that the exhaust itself may have been colder.
Whatever the reason for the latest Supra being less noisy than the original, we don't think that buyers of the 2021 model will be all that bothered. The increased output has resulted in a quicker 0-60 mph sprint time of 3.9 seconds, down two-tenths from the 2020 model's claimed acceleration figure. We have no doubt that the Supra will evolve to get quicker and quicker as it gets upgraded, and we can't wait to see the M3-powered variant arrive. That model will surely be louder than what we get now too, and if it is offered with a manual gearbox, it'll be one of the best sports cars on the planet. Here's hoping.