The 2022 Toyota GR Supra finally gets a six-speed manual transmission for only 3.0T,

When the Toyota GR Supra debuted, the reincarnated sports car was offered with only an automatic transmission, despite the fact that Japanese carmakers had made manual versions in the past.

Since the launch of the GR Supra, fans have longed, asked, begged for a manual transmission option, and some have even resorted to paying third-party companies. Well, more than three years after the initial introduction of the GR Supra, Toyota is finally giving people what they want: three paddles and a proper stick have been transferred to #savethemanual.

However, there is one catch and that is that buyers can only choose a six-speed manual with a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six engine, the top-rated RZ trim in Japan. In the US, there will be 3.0 and 3.0 premium, and a new special version A91-MT, manual-available trim.

The manual transmission comes with a Toyota IMT (Intelligent Manual Transmission) system that offers selectable automatic rev-matching, as well as a smaller final-drive ratio of 3.46 compared to the eight-speed Auto 3.15.

Changes to the interior of the cabin include a modified center console to adjust the shift lever and no more shift pedals behind the steering wheel – electronic parking brakes. You’ll also find a round, 200-gram shift knob with the GR logo and an interior sound specially tuned to “create excitement during acceleration”.

In addition to adding a manual option, Toyota has updated the remaining GR Supra range for the 2022 model year. For starters, the dampers of Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) have been reused for improved roll balance and ride comfort.

Stabilizer bushings are also new to improve the initial steering response, while other chassis control systems (AVS, electric power steering and vehicle stability control) have been modified to improve overall steering feel and controllability. The track mode has also been tweaked to allow for easy flow with the freedom of throttle control.

In Japan, the RZ trim also gets newly designed 19-inch imitation wheels, which are 1.2 kg lighter than before to reduce immature weight. They also come with a premium titanium dark silver finish for an enhanced race-fit image.

Volcanic Ash Gray Metallic and Dawn Blue Metallic are new exterior colors available for all trim levels (SZ, SZ-R and RZ). Limited units of the range-topping RZ can also be ordered in matte avalanche white metallic colors, another new option for a tan interior.

Finally, both the SZ-R and RZ trims have improved their JBL sound system to provide a better listening experience. Customers in Japan can begin their search this coming summer, with vehicle deliveries set to take place in the fall of 2022.

As previously mentioned A91-MT, only 500 units of the new trim level will be offered in the United States only. Key highlights include a red ‘Supra’ badge on the brake calipers and red ‘GR Supra’ branding, along with cognac leather upholstery, an Alcantara shift knob, a frozen gunmetal gray finish 19-inch imitation wheel and red strut tower braces.

The A91-MT comes in two colors, including Matte White and Cicily Cu Later Gray. GR Supra prices in the US will be announced later this summer, and the models will go on sale at Toyota dealerships later this year as the 2023 model car of the year.

The GR Supra is unchanged from the previous 3.0 liter engine delivering 387 PS (382 hp) and 500 Nm of power. The low 2.0 liter turbo four-cylinder unit, which does not get the manual, is still rated at 258 PS (255 hp) and 400 Nm.

Toyota is certainly ahead of its performance car and the GR Supra has finally got a manual, each GR model that sells it has a “row your own gear” option, including the GR86, GR Yaris, GRMN Yaris and most recently, the GR Corolla. We live in a time of excitement, don’t you think?

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