Ending years of rumors, hypothesis, obscure hints, pleas, and petitions, Toyota has introduced that it’ll lastly supply the Supra with a handbook transmission. The corporate defined that demand from lovers satisfied it so as to add a second transmission choice to the line-up.
“Sports activities automobile prospects and followers have spoken and we have listened,” Toyota declared in an announcement.
Whereas technical particulars stay few and much between, the agency famous that the Supra will acquire “an all-new, tailored handbook transmission,” a remark that means (however would not verify) that the gearbox won’t come from the BMW components bin. We’re guessing it is going to have six gears — five-speed items are typically reserved for the shrinking variety of econoboxes that also supply three pedals and seven-speeds are uncommon and usually present in comparatively costly automobiles, just like the Porsche 911. Toyota additionally launched a photograph of the stick-shifted Supra’s pedals.
Rely ’em; there are three! It is lastly taking place. Visually, the handbook coupe will stand out from its computerized sibling with a pink “Supra” emblem on its rear finish. The mannequin fitted with an eight-speed computerized wears the identical emblem however it includes a black end.
The announcement comes shortly after the GR Corolla’s unveiling and it cements Toyota’s place as an organization that listens to its followers. Nonetheless, it additionally asks extra questions than it solutions. For instance, we do not know whether or not the stick can be paired with the four- or the six-cylinder engine. The excellent news was shared by the corporate’s British division, and Toyota has confirmed to Autoblog that the “Supra with handbook transmission is coming to the U.S.”
Toyota stated it is going to launch extra particulars concerning the handbook Supra within the coming weeks.
Earlier in 2022, an unconfirmed report citing an nameless supplier supply claimed that the stick can be paired with the three.Zero-liter straight-six. Toyota reportedly confirmed the coupe to sellers at an occasion in Las Vegas, and it allegedly confirmed plans to promote it right here. If that is correct, it will not be welcomed by everybody: a store in Texas affords a handbook transmission conversion for the Supra priced at about $12,000.