Introducing the Toyota GR Supra with Bespoke Manual Transmission for Driving Purists
The GR Supra was Toyota’s first global GAZOO Racing (GR) model and from the moment of its launch in 2019 has been the perfect embodiment of the spirit of GR and the dream of Toyota President Akio Toyoda to deliver a car that is purely about the joy of driving.
While the car and its performance have received high praise worldwide from media and fans alike, perhaps inevitably the question of whether a manual gearbox would be available persisted.
Toyota - Three Pedals And A Stick, Baby - Directors Cut
While the car and its performance have received high praise worldwide from media and fans alike, perhaps inevitably the question of whether a manual gearbox would be available persisted.
Toyota has listened to sports car fans and customers, and can confirm that a new GR Supra with six-speed intelligent manual transmission will be introduced, engineered to delight drivers who love the control and rewards offered by precisely timed manual shifts. Its addition to the line-up means Toyota will offer all three of its GR models available with manual transmission and three pedals either as standard or as an option.
The manual transmission installed in the GR Supra has been engineered and tuned specifically for use with the coupe’s straight-six engine.
The engineering team were able to modify existing transmission housing, driveshaft and gear set and remove elements that were not required, such as the acoustic package, which further reduced weight.
At the heart of the transmission is a newly-engineered clutch with a larger diameter and reinforced diaphragm spring. With a larger friction area and a stronger spring, this new component has the high performance capability appropriate for use with the GR Supra’s high-torque engine.
"Toyota has listened to sports car fans and customers, and can confirm that a new GR Supra with six-speed intelligent manual transmission will be introduced in Europe"​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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Client: Toyota Europe
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