The Toyota GR Supra, while controversial due to it being mostly a reengineered BMW Z4, is actually one of the best cars we’ve ever driven to date. However, if there was one thing missing that would truly make it a hoot to drive, that would be an option to fit the sports car with a manual. Thankfully, that bit of news is all but confirmed as we’re officially getting a manual Toyota GR Supra soon!
Toyota has confirmed this news through a teaser that showcases a three-pedal configuration, with the company’s North American division already announcing that this is indeed from a manual Toyota GR Supra.
It’s interesting to note, however, that the BMW Z4 on which the GR Supra is based only comes with the optional six-speed manual if you opt for the 2.0-liter four-cylinder version called the sDrive20i. The manual GR Supra, on the other hand, will be offered with the straight-six engine, which Gazoo Racing has confirmed will use a “tailor-made” six-speed manual.
As a recap, the Toyota GR Supra is available with two engine choices, both of which are shared with the BMW Z4. The base version comes with a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder that produces 255 hp and 400 Nm of torque. On the other hand, the 3.0-liter turbo straight-six produces 335 hp and 500 Nm of torque in the Philippine-market version (the Philippines gets the European engine spec). Both come standard with an eight-speed automatic.
More information will be revealed in the coming weeks, according to Toyota, so we have to be patient in order to know more about the manual Toyota GR Supra.