Sounds about right. Gonna be hard to improve on the next-gen 86/BRZ with the WRX and 2.0 Supra creating a ceiling. The current car is excellent for what it was designed for so might as well continue with more of the same. Will be more evolutionary than revolutionary, that's for sure.https://www.motor1.com/news/414380/toyota-86-subaru-brz-upgrade/
217 hp. 12 more than current. I tend to believe this more than the rumored 250 horsepower. Toyota is not going to sell a 255 hp car for $40k and then a 250 hp car somewhere in the high $20k range.
Same goes for Subaru. If they were to sell a 250hp BRZ their (non STI) WRX sales would hurt.
So a small bump in power seems logical to me.
You might be in the minority. From the marketing perspective, it's obvious the strategy is to go after the buyer who wants the Supra but at a lower price point, and that is the only reason for the 2.0 Supra. Has nothing to do with creating a lighter, better-balanced Supra or one that is cheaper to swap into. That's like saying you can afford the real thing but chose to buy a Chinese knock-off Louis Vuitton bag for your wife because the thinner and lighter material saves her shoulder. Try selling that idea to your wife.I could afford the 3.0, but I'm more interested in the 2.0 because 200 lb. lighter and less nose-heavy.
But it's not like expanding sales to those who can't afford the 3.0 is a bad idea anyway, seems like a no-brainer to me.