Currently, the only transmission accessible for the Toyota GR Supra is a ZF-sourced eight-pace computerized, which is used for each the four- and 6-cylinder variations. As succesful as the automated is, there have been fixed rumours and requests from lovers for a good ol’ manual gearbox.
Prior to the GR Supra’s international debut, Toyota even mentioned that it had ready a manual model, however when the veils got here off the reborn sports activities automobile, an auto was all we acquired. Naturally, the aftermarket got busy, and now you can get a manual conversion package put in for fairly a bit of cash.
However, there’s now new proof that Toyota will supply a manual transmission from the manufacturing facility, as Japan’s Creative311 has leaked what seems to a press launch that’s due to be printed on April 28 confirming the matter.
The 4 pictures of the press launch reveal some telling particulars, together with the beginning of manufacturing of manual variations, which is able to happen on the Magna Steyr plant in July 2022 earlier than the beginning of gross sales from October.
The manual-equipped GR Supra may even have regular cruise management, however it is going to lose out on autonomous emergency braking that’s supplied with the automated – no paddle shifters too, clearly. More than that, the manual transmission can only be had with the three.0 litre turbocharged inline-six engine, because the picture reveals the choice is paired with the RZ trim, with the 4-cylinder SZ and SZ-R trims being neglected.
When introduced, there may even be a particular version of the manual GR Supra that comes with distinctive wheels and a matte white end. Other traits embody a real tan leather-based leather-based, particular inside trim items and a hefty premium for the talked about objects – an additional 550,000 yen (RM19,912) over the usual RZ that begins from 7.313 million yen (RM264,758) now.
Of course, barring official phrase from Toyota, we’ll take this leak with a pinch of salt for now, though Toyota has mentioned in the previous, prior to the GR Supra’s global debut, that it has already prepared a manual version. The father of the GR Supra, Tetsuya Tada, who has been requested for a manual on numerous events, additionally mentioned it’s doable to supply it.
Seeing how Nissan’s upcoming Z might be supplied with a manual transmission (computerized as an choice), Toyota may look to supply the GR Supra with a manual gearbox simply earlier than the Z goes on sale, reportedly by June this yr. For now, we’re counting down the times to April 28 to see if Toyota delivers on what’s claimed in the leak.