TOYOTA has formally unveiled its up to date 2023 GR Supra vary which is able to provide a six-speed guide gearbox choice alongside the carry-over eight-speed automated transmission.
On account of arrive in native showrooms within the ultimate quarter of this yr, the up to date mannequin incorporates a 6MT Toyota that claims “has been particularly developed to match the efficiency traits of the 285kW/500Nm 3.0-litre straight six, rear-drive engine to ship superlative driving thrills for lovers”.
As reported by GoAuto final week, the six-speed gearbox shall be obtainable on each GT and GTS variants and provides rev matching on up- and downshifts. It’s topped with a spherical gear knob with GR emblem, to supply what its maker says is “a agency grip” and “an appropriately sporty driving expertise”.
Along with the brand new guide transmission, Toyota has additional refined the steering and suspension of the GR Supra vary with modified stabiliser bushings, retuned adaptive variable suspension, and different chassis management programs it says will enhance dealing with efficiency and experience consolation.
Additional, GTS variants obtain newly designed 19-inch cast alloy wheels with revised spoke and cross-sectional shapes and premium Titanium Darkish Silver end. The wheels are stated to cut back unsprung mass by 1.2kg per nook.
Handbook-equipped fashions will function a red-coloured “Supra” badge on the rear-end to distinguish the mannequin over its self-shifting siblings.
Each GR Supra variants can be found with three new metallic paint colors – Volcanic Ash Gray, Daybreak Blue and Avalanche White – whereas the inside of the two-seat, two-door coupe is offered with a tan upholstery choice for the primary time.
“When Toyota first launched the reborn GR Supra in September 2019, we drew from our expertise in motorsport to ship a pure sports activities automotive that delighted followers of the enduring nameplate throughout the globe,” stated Toyota Australia vice chairman of gross sales, advertising and franchise operations, Sean Hanley.
“However we at all times knew there have been those who wished an much more participating drive expertise and now we’re capable of present that with a brand new six-speed guide gearbox obtainable throughout the vary and a suspension and steering retune to supply much more dynamic dealing with.”
Toyota says it has bought roughly 721 examples of the Supra because the present sequence was launched in Australia in 2019. Pricing for the up to date GR Supra vary shall be introduced nearer to the mannequin’s launch.
The fifth technology A90-series Supra is presently provided in GT and GTS trim grades priced from $87,303 and $97,303 respectively (plus on-road prices).