Is a manual transmission in the cards for the new Supra?

Only interested if it comes in manual?


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I think you are completely over analyzing the market for these cars with your M2 vs Supra obsession. Sports cars are emotional purchases but you are objectively comparing them like they are crossovers...or kitchen appliances. I would buy a Supra over an M2 for the looks alone.

Btw, regarding the new M2, I do not believe it will get the S58 engine like the M3/4 and Supra GRMN. History has shown entry level M cars get tuned standard BMW engines a la 1M coupe (N54) and original M2 (N55). The M2C getting the S55 only happened because of new European emissions regulations the N55 didn't meet. And have you seen the new 2 series coupe? It looks ugly as hell imo. The current car is much better...

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I think you are completely over analyzing the market for these cars with your M2 vs Supra obsession. Sports cars are emotional purchases but you are objectively comparing them like they are crossovers...or kitchen appliances. I would buy a Supra over an M2 for the looks alone.

Btw, regarding the new M2, I do not believe it will get the S58 engine like the M3/4 and Supra GRMN. History has shown entry level M cars get tuned standard BMW engines a la 1M coupe (N54) and original M2 (N55). The M2C getting the S55 only happened because of new European emissions regulations the N55 didn't meet. And have you seen the new 2 series coupe? It looks ugly as hell imo. The current car is much better...

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Of course I am over analyzing this, depending on the scenario its rather a really good or rather annoying trait of mine. I am pretty sure a big contingency of the partnership is having sports cars that don't compete with one another which is why I think it is important.

We also don't know if the Supra will have an S58 either.

As for appearance, I think it is impossible to judge without seeing the real production car.
 

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Word is, the manual transmission testing is not going very well :hmm:. Exec's not giving thumbs up (yet) because testing is not meeting strict Toyota quality standards. Not sure if this means mechanical, noise(s), feel, etc...:dunno: Will share more as I find out.
 

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^^ Thank you for this update. I hope this is just a temporary bump in their testing... or a matter of subjective opinion.

This is the last generation Supra that can have a manual, so... if BMW can continue to offer one in the M3/M4 and 2 Series then Toyota should be able to as well.

Thank you PerformanceSound and please keep us posted if you hear more.
 

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^^ Thank you for this update. I hope this is just a temporary bump in their testing... or a matter of subjective opinion.

This is the last generation Supra that can have a manual, so... if BMW can continue to offer one in the M3/M4 and 2 Series then Toyota should be able to as well.

Thank you PerformanceSound and please keep us posted if you hear more.
The fact that Toyota is testing a manual is great! This at least let’s us know they haven’t completely flushed the idea. Hope they come up with a good solution....a good “beefy” solution.
 

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The fact that Toyota is testing a manual is great! This at least let’s us know they haven’t completely flushed the idea. Hope they come up with a good solution....a good “beefy” solution.
As someone who regularly drives with a beefy but by today’s standards “crude” R154 manual with a twin-plate clutch I’m fine with a beefy manual slightly short of 100% perfection.

If anything I hope they can tune the ECU software to drastically minimize any rev-hang.

I agree that it is a very, very good thing that Toyota is testing a manual MKV! I want them to get it right and succeed!
 

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