How much extra do you have to pay to row your own gears in the new Supra?
At long last, a manual Toyota GR Supra is upon us.
Toyota has many irons in numerous fires; it is currently gearing up to dominate the EV market and is also getting ready to launch a ton of new models in the US, including the dad-ready Toyota Crown, but that's not what has us excited. Toyota is going through a sports car renaissance, with cars such as the GR86 and GR Supra bringing long-lost Toyota fans back into the fold. Even the GR Yaris is getting an American sibling in the form of the GR Corolla.
Toyota has now published pricing for the 2023 model year, and hidden in the document is the price you'll pay for the manual-equipped Supra.
The manual option is new for 2023 and is sure to attract a ton of buyers. But the pricing will be a big factor. That's because Toyota has made choosing between the six-speed DIY shifter and the eight-speed automatic absolutely free. Yip. You'll pay zilch, nada, nothing extra if you'd rather shift your own gears.
Only available with the 3.0-liter straight-six, pricing for the Supra 3.0 MT starts at $52,500, with the higher-spec 3.0 Premium costing $55,650. Both trim levels cost $610 more than they did last year.
The base 2.0-liter car is exclusively available in automatic configuration and costs $43,540 for the 2023 model year.
The exclusive A91-MT special edition, of which only 500 units will go for an MSRP of $58,345.
The A91-MT adds nice-to-have features such as Alcantara touchpoints, a brown leather interior, red badging, brake calipers and engine bracing, and a set of unique 19-inch wheels.
Those eager to get their hands on a manual version will be happy to know that it's not just the transmission type that separates the auto from the manual; Toyota recalibrated the traction control system and the center console has been slightly redesigned to suit the stick shift layout. The gearbox itself was tuned by Toyota, despite being the same as the unit used in certain BMW models, and features a specifically weighted shift knob to make it better to drive.
All 2023 models also get a retuned suspension system and a new blue hue added to the exterior paint palette. All that's left to do now is to get behind the wheel and see how the manual version of the mighty Supra manages to stack up to its auto sibling. We think it's going to be a riot.