2021 Toyota Supra 3.0 review: Punchier pint-sizer

There’s no subtlety with this kind of paint job… or body panels, for that matter.


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If you bought a 2020 Toyota Supra, I’m sorry, but you got the shaft. Toyota has rolled out a whole host of updates to its halo sports car just one year after its debut, and having driven both, I can assure you, the 2021 Supra is demonstrably better, even though some old flaws remain.

Like

  • More readily available power
  • Concept-car looks
  • BMW tech onboard

Don’t Like

  • Window-down wind buffeting
  • Aggressive lane-keep assist
  • Ugly steering wheel

The 2020 Supra was an absolute hoot on the road, but its output figures lagged behind the sprightlier variant of the BMW Z4 with which this Toyota shares a chassis. That’s been remedied for 2021, with the 3.0-liter turbocharged I6 under the hood now producing 382 horsepower and 368 pound-feet of torque, improvements of 47 and 3, respectively. The 2020 Supra was still plenty quick, but now, it feels even more worthy of the badge, as torque piles up quicker, making it easier than before to shoot gaps on the highway or power out of a turn. And yes, it still sounds as sweet as before.

Speaking

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Second stimulus check: Trump and Senate’s COVID results could shift the IRS payment timeline

Did you know? Different groups will get their stimulus checks at different times.


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As COVID-19 spreads among the GOP and President Donald Trump and Republican senators receive treatment for the coronavirus, the timeline to pass legislation for a new relief package and the $1,200 second stimulus checks remains up in the air.

A new coronavirus relief package that includes a second stimulus check and other benefits is considered critical in providing financial aid for large and small businesses and individuals as a result of the ongoing pandemic

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin could reach an agreement on a stimulus package as soon as this week. “I am confident that we will have an agreement,” Pelosi said on MSNBC on Monday. “The timing of it I can’t say because I don’t know.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has suspended Senate votes until Oct. 19, but will give senators 24 hours notice to return in person to vote if a new bill is ready in the next two weeks. 

“The president’s committed to getting a deal done, but he wants to make sure that we move expeditiously but also in a fiscally responsible

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