Toyota USA (finally) confirms that the manual GR Supra is coming

Colin
By Colin Wood
Apr 28, 2022 | Toyota, manual transmission, GR Supra

Photography Courtesy Toyota

Making a list of the worst kept secrets of all time? Make sure you add “manual transmission for the GR Supra” close to the top.

The world first got confirmation that a manual transmission is on the way for the Supra thanks to Toyota UK, but now Toyota USA has finally confirmed it as well.

The biggest takeaway? All six-cylinder Supras can be optioned with a six-speed manual starting with the 2023 model year.

Looking for something a little more exclusive? Toyota will produce a limited A91-MT Edition that can only be configured with the manual. Also exclusive to this edition are the Matte White and CU Later Gray exterior colors, a Cognac interior and a red Supra badge. Only 500 A91-MT Edition Supras will be built, and they'll only be available for 2023.

All 3.0-liter Supras (A91-MTs included) will receive “refined handling” thanks to new steering and suspension tuning, a standard active rear differential and a new feature Toyota calls Hairpin+:

The ambition to make the GR Supra fun to drive in the most demanding scenarios has helped inspire the introduction of a new Hairpin+ function. This is designed to allow more freedom and reward when taking tight bends on an uphill gradient (more than 5%) with a high-friction road surface. More “freewheel” spin can make such routes more enjoyable to drive, so Toyota has optimized engine torque control to allow a greater difference in the degree of wheel spin on the left and right-side tires.

Pricing is set to be released later this summer, with the new manual-equipped models hitting showroom floors sometime later this year.

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hobiercr
hobiercr GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
4/28/22 10:36 a.m.

Yes, but when will we see the first GR Yaris?

DirtyBird222
DirtyBird222 PowerDork
4/28/22 11:47 a.m.

What will be on dealer lots first? 

Manual Supra? 

GR Corolla? 

TRD Pro Sequoia/Tundra? 

Not Toyota: 

2023 Civic Type R?

400Z?

rustomatic
rustomatic Reader
4/28/22 4:13 p.m.

All five of them will undoubtedly sell immediately, then be covered in Saran Wrap for eternity, somewhere near Funk & Wagnall's doorstep.

Furious_E (Forum Supporter)
Furious_E (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
4/28/22 5:58 p.m.

And suddenly I'm actually interested in the new Supra. 

(checks price)

Actually, never mind...cheeky

te72
te72 Reader
4/29/22 10:37 a.m.

I'm still waiting on my Dacia Sandero...

Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter)
Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
4/29/22 11:27 a.m.

April 28th 2024 Press release.  Toyota are announcing that they are stopping sales of the manual Supra as approx 2% of vehicles are being ordered that way after the initial rush of 50 manual cars  being ordered in the first two weeks after it was announced.

 

B.A.T. auction 2042.  New high price for 1 of only 250 manual trans Supras built for US market.  Sells for bargain price of 5.3M Dodgecoins.

Caperix
Caperix New Reader
4/30/22 9:09 a.m.

I'm hoping they sell because I would like to pick one up once depreciation hits.  I have not seen many in the wild though so either they are being bought by investors or no one wants to pay halo car prices for an Austrian built BMW with a Toyota badge.

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