It will be available with the boosted 6-cylinder engine.
It is expected to arrive next summer.
We could claim, here and now, that the manual transmission is making something of a comeback. Although this “return” will be brief, automakers are banking somewhat on the manual gearbox’s resurgence in popularity. And now, it’s Toyota’s turn to give driving enthusiasts what they’ve been clamouring for since the GR Supra launched.
In less than a year’s time, plenty of brands have announced that an “H-pattern” transmission was going to be offered with their latest products. Volkswagen, BMW, and Nissan have all made the big announcement. We think the latter, Nissan, and the new Z could be one of the many reasons why Toyota’s buckled and has decided to fit the GR Supra with a 6-speed manual transmission.
The bigger good news is that the gearbox will not be mated to the standard turbocharged 2.0-litre but the boosted straight-6-cylinder engine. According to Drive, Toyota developed a manual transmission for the Supra from the onset but was “very satisfied” with the performance delivered by the included 8-speed automatic.
The manual GR Supra should arrive next summer, just ahead of the GRMN in 2023.