Toyota GR Supra will be switched to manual. Toyota has confirmed that the rumors are true and that the wishes of driving enthusiasts will be fulfilled by revealing that a six-speed manual transmission will indeed be offered on the Supra. coupe.
The new transmission will enter the range alongside the existing eight-speed automatic, which has been the only transmission option since the car’s debut in 2019. For now, details are still slim with Toyota tweeted the six-wheeler gear emoji with a teaser image of the Supra’s rear end displaying a new red ‘Supra’ badging.
An accompanying blog post on Toyota’s website shows a footrest containing a trio of pedals and also confirms that a new red badge will be used to indicate manual versions of the car. The blog post states: “The Toyota GR Supra manual transmission has been designed to offer enthusiasts something closer to Gazoo Racing DNA and will enhance the driving experience.”
We already know that manual versions of Toyota Supra were developed alongside automatic transmission cars, so fans have long been calling for them to hit the market. What we don’t yet know is whether the four- and six-cylinder BMW engines offered in the Supra will have a manual option or if it will be limited to a single engine.
It’s also unclear if Toyota and its performance subsidiary Gazoo Racing plan to make any chassis changes to the manual Supras to further enhance the more engaging driving experience than intended. The Supra’s BMW Z4 sister car only has automatic transmission.
There is no word yet on the other big rumor surrounding the Toyota Supra, which is a high-performance variant of the Toyota Supra GRMN. Such a vehicle could boost the Supra’s top-of-the-line 3.0-liter inline engine from the existing 340 hp, while incorporating a more aggressive suspension and steering system.
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