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Toyota unveils updated GR Supra with manual gearbox

TOYOTA has taken the wraps off the updated 2023 GR Supra, with the iconic sports car set to be available with a manual transmission when it arrives in Australia in the final quarter of 2022.

The newly developed six-speed manual gearbox has been specifically designed to match the performance characteristics of the 285kW/500Nm 3.0-litre straight six engine to deliver superlative driving thrills for enthusiasts.

It will be available on both the GR Supra GT and GTS models and is an intelligent unit, able to match engine speeds on up and down shifts for smooth and sporty driving. A spherical gear shift knob, topped by a GR logo, offers a firm grip.

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In addition to the new manual transmission, Toyota has also further refined the steering and suspension, with modified stabiliser bushings, retuned adaptive variable suspension, and enhanced chassis control to improve handling performance and ride comfort.

For GTS models, new design 19-inch forged alloy wheels with revised spoke and cross-sectional shapes in a premium Titanium Dark Silver finish deliver a more sporty style, greater strength and a weight reduction of 1.2kg per wheel.

Further styling improvements for the GR Supra come courtesy of three new exterior metallic colours, including Volcanic Ash Grey, Dawn Blue and Avalanche White. The interior of the two-seat, two-door sports car is now available with a tan trim option as well.

The GR Supra has proven popular and was the first road car to be adorned with the new TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR) brand. Built on the back of a long motorsport heritage, its delivered approximately 721 cars delivered into Australia since its launch in 2019.

A firm local launch date, and pricing are yet to be determined. Both are expected to be announced towards the end of the year.

2023 Toyota GR Supra GTS
Inside the 2023 Toyota GR Supra GTS (overseas model shown)

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Mick Glenn
Mick Glenn
Mick is a car fanatic, with petrol pumping through his veins. With a deep love for cars, and what makes them tick, Mick likes things that go fast, very fast. But he also appreciates a Sunday cruise in the Rolls...... who are we kidding, he'd drive the wheels off that too.

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