Let’s call our imaginary time maker back to very early August 2018 when Toyota’s primary designer Tetsuya Tada stated the Supra with a hand-operated transmission would certainly “feel even worse” as a result of the engine’s high torque. As a refresher, the inline-six 3.0-liter device of Bavarian beginnings pushes out 368 pound-feet (500 Newton-meters) in the US-spec version. Regardless of the main declaration, the rumor mill never really stopped churning records regarding a clutch pedal.
One of the most recent gossip we covered came from the Japanese magazine CarSensor, which published a write-up in November 2021 asserting the Japanese cars would lastly enable drivers to paddle their own equipments. Our colleagues at The Drive have currently heard from a source within Toyota’s dealer network the Supra has been “verified” to get a six-speed guidebook as an option to ZF’s eight-speed automated.
It might get here as early as the upcoming 2023 model year in the US, yet nothing is official now. It’s additionally uncertain whether Toyota has actually had a change of heart about matching the “B58” engine with the diy ‘box or it will only be available with the smaller sized 2.0-liter engine codenamed “B48.” As a side note, the BMW Z4 is supplied with a three-pedal arrangement, but just for the base sDrive20i available in choose markets.
The 2023MY Supra could see a more development of the schedule with the hotly expected GRMN acquired packaging a lot more punch and other upgrades. In a best-case scenario, the Gazoo Competing Masters of Nürburgring version would obtain the “S58” engine from the M3/ M4 and X3 M/ X4 M. BMW sells those M automobiles in a hotter Competition role with 503 hp and 479 lb-ft (650 Nm). Not just that, however the M4 CSL showing up later on this year can have even more zest.