Rumors of a manual Toyota Supra are swirling nonetheless again many thanks to a report from Japan indicating that creation of a three.-liter inline-6 product with a 6-velocity could occur a quickly as early 2022.
This time, the report comes to us by way of Australia’s Generate, who noticed the take note on Japanese web site carsensor.web indicating that a manual transmission is on the way for a distinctive GRMN Supra product powered by a high-output edition of the car’s BMW-engineered three.-liter S58. This isn’t the initially time this kind of rumors have appear up, and it most likely will not be the previous – unless it truly is correct, of class.
As Autoblog beforehand claimed, the coming BMW M3 and M4 will provide a manual transmission with reduced-powered trims of the S58 motor, so it truly is attainable the unicorn minimal-version Supra does the exact. On the other hand, last May BMW announced a manual transmission for the new Z4 in Europe, that roadster powered by the lower-output edition of the exact 2.-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder offered in the Z4 and the Supra in this article. For this reason the Supra could get a adhere shift, but one particular mated to a 4-cylinder and not the 6. A remaining-field option mentioned somewhere else has Toyota securing the 405-hp S55 inline-6 from the present M2 Levels of competition, along with that car’s 6-velocity manual, thinking about the BMW coupe is because of for alternative soon.
We urge you to acquire this one particular with a huge grain of salt, as standard, but we can’t totally rule it out possibly, specifically with the looming menace of Nissan’s more cost-effective, manual-transmission Z-automobile on the horizon.