Toyota GR Supra Manual: Confirmed Nissan Z Rival Coming to Australia
Toyota Australia is ready to take on the Nissan Z with the three-pedal GR Supra.
The company confirmed”Sports car GR Supra will soon be offered in Australia with a newly developed manual transmission, designed to deliver a unique dynamic experience while also meeting the needs of driving purists.”
Overseas reports say the bar-converting Supra will make its first debut on April 28. The manual will only be offered on the number six series instead of the entry-level four-cylinder option offered. level elsewhere, according to reports.
The BMW inline six-cylinder engine that powers the Supra sold in Australia, codenamed B58, is mated to a six-speed manual transmission on the previous-generation M240i and M340i.
It’s not clear whether Toyota developed its own transmission for the Supra or if it was an evolution of the part that was previously used by BMW.
Besides the extra pedal in the driver’s footrest, an overseas trailer for the Supra manual shows the rear model’s badging which has been painted red to distinguish it from automatic transmission models. .
Despite offering a manual transmission on the Z4 with which the Supra shares most equipment, BMW only offers the entry-level four-cylinder sDrive20i manual transmission. There is no indication that the Z4 M40i with which the Supra shares its engine will get a three-pedal option.
When it arrives, the GR Supra manual will be available Nissan Z and its available six-speed manual.
The Supra’s power comes from a turbocharged inline six making 285kW and 500Nm, down 13kW but up 25Nm on the much-anticipated Nissan.
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