Toyota’s iconic GR Supra will be available with a manual transmission when it arrives in Australia in the final quarter of 2022. The newly developed six-speed manual gearbox has been specifically developed to match the performance characteristics of the 285kW/500Nm 3.0-litre straight six.
The new six-speed manual gearbox will be available on both GR Supra GT and GTS models. A spherical gear shift knob, topped by a GR logo, has also been included.
In addition to the new manual transmission, Toyota has also further refined the steering and suspension with modified stabiliser bushings and retuned adaptive variable suspension and other chassis control systems to improve handling performance and ride comfort. For GTS models, new design 19-inch forged alloy wheels with revised spoke and cross-sectional shapes and premium Titanium Dark Silver deliver greater strength and a weight reduction of 1.2kg per wheel.
Further styling improvements for the GR Supra come courtesy of three new exterior metallic colours – Volcanic Ash Grey, Dawn Blue and Avalanche White – while the interior of the two-seater, two-door sports car is now available with a tan trim option.
The GR Supra has proven popular as the first road car to launch the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing brand that is built off a long motorsport heritage, with approximately 721 cars delivered in Australia since its launch in 2019.
Toyota Australia Vice President Sales, Marketing and Franchise Operations Sean Hanley said the upgraded GR Supra with the new availability of a manual gearbox would further build on the car’s reputation as pure sports car with GR brand racing DNA at its heart.
“When Toyota first launched the reborn GR Supra in September 2019, we drew from our experience in motorsport to deliver a pure sports car that delighted fans of the iconic nameplate across the globe,” Mr Hanley said.
“But we always knew there were those that wanted an even more engaging drive experience and now we are able to provide that with a new six-speed manual gearbox available across the range and a suspension and steering retune to provide even more dynamic handling,” he said.