Toyota will officially announce plans to offer a six-speed manual in the GR Supra on April 28th. The 2023 Supra will go into production in July. There is another manual that will be limited to the range-topping RZ trim in Japan. Moreover, the DIY gearbox is then slating to be paired to the turbocharging 3.0-liter inline-six. It will currently develop 382 hp (285 kW / 387 PS) and 368 lb-ft (498 Nm) of torque.
Furthermore, the website says the manual variant is going to forgo some driver assistance systems which include adaptive cruise control and rear emergency braking. While this remains unconfirmed, it’s not unusual for manual variants to avoid some equipment due to the nature of their gearbox.
Toyota is reportedly celebrating the return of the manual with a Matte White Edition. It is limiting to 50 units. The model is, in fact, slated to feature a matte white exterior. Plus, a tan cabin with a wireless smartphone charger. There is special badging on the dash. The Matte White Edition is going to be based on the RZ trim. It will reportedly cost an additional ¥550,000 ($4,767 / £3,632 / €4,385).
Besides the manual, the range-topping RZ trim is going to be slotting to adopt new wheels that are actually lighter than before. There are also promises of an improved steering feel and a matured chassis. The full details will be out next month.
Moreover, the dealers are going to begin receiving the manual models in October. In fact, they will go on sale that same month. Also, Toyota has said the Supra will get upgrades every year. The carmaker is adding a manual gearbox would be a big one.