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NewsThe Toyota GR Supra Will Get a Manual Transmission

The Toyota GR Supra Will Get a Manual Transmission

Strong and sustained demand for a manual transmission option has convinced Toyota to offer it on the GR Supra


  • 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.

2021 Toyota GR Supra | Photo: Toyota

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.

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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.

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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