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Supra Might Acquire Guide Transmission


A typical knock on the brand new Toyota Supra, in addition to its shut ties to a sure BMW, is its lack of a guide transmission. Positive, there are umpteen explanation why a well-sorted computerized is (on paper) higher than a stick – however the involvement and leisure of a slick-shifting guide can’t be denied.

Now, well-placed rumors are suggesting Toyota goes to supply Supra patrons an opportunity to row their very own gears.

 

The report comes from gearheads at The Drive who cite unnamed however apparently well-informed sources. We’re inclined to lend credence to their assertions since we all know they’re rational human beings not given to creating up content material for clicks, plus the very fact they dropped another well-founded Toyota rumors in regards to the upcoming GR Corolla simply the opposite day. It’d seem they’ve the ear of a loose-lipped Toyota worker.

All that is third-hand information, after all, and needs to be taken with a number of grains of salt. In spite of everything, loads of engineering prototypes are constructed for functions recognized to neither man nor beast and by no means see the sunshine of day in a retail showroom. There’s additionally the perpetual likelihood {that a} pencil-necked accountant deep throughout the bowels of Toyota will discover some asinine cause to scupper the mission earlier than going dwelling to his mom’s basement to play along with his math set.

Nonetheless, it’s good to have a gearhead on the helm. Akio Toyoda is a famous automobile man, one who spends time on the observe and is called one thing of a wheelman. Within the years after decreeing that his namesake firm wanted to root a few of the dullness out of its car lineup, we’ve seen the return of this Supra, a second-gen GR 86 (one thing which was positively not a foregone conclusion) and entertaining styling tweaks to different machines in its roster.

Even when this rumor will get confirmed, loads of questions stay. Will it’s paired with the four- or six-cylinder automobile? Does the engine to which it’s mated require an influence tweak for sturdiness causes? Did Jeffrey Epstein actually kill himself? Solutions to all these questions stay shrouded in thriller for now. One factor’s for positive – a stick shift Supra could be tremendously entertaining.

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