It was perhaps too early to say but back in 2019, but Toyota Supra chief engineer, Tetsuya Tada, made the confirmation that the Supra will not be getting a manual gearbox.
He further went on to say that those who want the three-pedal setup should choose the 86.
Now, though, something has changed the minds and hears of Japanese carmaker who has confirmed that a Supra will be offered with an all-new, tailor-made manual transmission that has been developed to meet the demands of driving purists.
Information regarding the manual Supra remains under wraps but accompanying the press release are pictures showing three pedals as well as a red Supra badge. According to Toyota, the new red ‘Supra’ badge signals the presence of manual transmission.
The manual-equipped Toyota Supra will join its 8-speed automatic counterpart and while it remains unclear if Toyota will tweak the current engine to accommodate the manual transmission, we expect it to wield the same BMW-sourced 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-six engine. The powerplant churns out 250 kW and 500 Nm channelled to the rear wheels.
We are keeping our eyes peeled for any new information regarding the manual Toyota Supra but what we know so far is that it is indeed headed to SA.