However, considering 2020 saw eight different winners and a first-time Bathurst champion, there remains the potential for some dark horses to steal a pole, a win, a top-five championship finish, or better.
As we head into what shapes to be a crazy 2021 season, Supercars.com looks at the drivers which are flying under the radar.
Anton De Pasquale earned his first career victory last year at Darwin, and he's placed to have a breakout season with champions Dick Johnson Racing.
While the champion Mustang is no dark horse, the driver himself is largely unproven after three formative years at Erebus Motorsport.
Having zeroed on consistency across one-lap and race pace in 2020, De Pasquale looms as a sharper product this year.