Toyota GR Supra Now Available with Manual Transmission  

The new manual transmission on the 2023 Toyota GR Supra marks the next evolution of this series and adds a new dimension to the driver experience. The six-speed intelligent manual transmission blends performance, style, and power. You see hands-on engagement brought into the fold thanks to the stick shift.

How It was Made

The Toyota GAZOO Racing Engineers coordinated their development efforts with the German transmission supplier ZF and Toyota Motor Europe. The team took great care with the design to ensure the perfect torque and power characteristics for the 3.0-liter 382-horsepower straight-six engine.

They developed a new shift lever and removed elements like the acoustic package to reduce its weight. With the manual-equipped, it weighed 3,389 pounds.

Purely for the Joy of Driving

The 2023 Toyota GR Supra enters a class of its own in that they designed it wholly for the joyful driving experience. While fans worldwide applauded it for the whole experience, persistent questions about the manual gearbox remained. Toyota optimized the traction and braking so that they would work better with the vehicle.

How Automatic Differs from Manual

The automatic lets you use the second gear for pulling away uphill. That especially comes in handy when the road has different grip levels due to ice. You will feel progress with it with no slip level. When you use the manual for the Toyota GR Supra, you must use the first gear. The engineers optimized this vehicle for high engine torque and rear-wheel drive, which makes a difference. You see the greatest difference in the wheel spin.

Why is This Exciting?

Since its debut in 2019, car enthusiasts practically begged for a manual transmission. This new reincarnation had the hearts of many fans, but they all said it lacked the manual like in the previous generations, and some disliked the new take because it has too many similarities to the BMW. That changed when they added the manual.


Toyota confirmed that they added the manual to appease the demand of fans. On this one, Toyota has done a fantastic job listening to fans, and the manual will inject new excitement into driving this vehicle. Currently, the Toyota GR Supra ranks as one of the best sports cars on the market.

If you'd like to learn more about the Toyota GR Supra, we invite you to speak with us at our Toyota dealership. We have sales representatives who can show you all the coolest features of this awesome car.