Before 2022 comes to a close, Toyota South Africa Motors plans on expanding its GR Supra line-up with the addition of a manual model. The car, set for a local debut in this year's third quarter, will sell alongside the automatic GR Supra and will still be powered by the BMW-sourced turbocharged 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol engine.
According to Toyota, customer demand and expectations forced their hand in availing the GR Supra with the six-speed manual transmission while also enhancing the chassis slightly. The new gearbox will be exclusive to the 3.0-litre model, with the 2.0-litre Supra, only available in other markets, continuing with the eight-speed automatic gearbox.
The updated GR Supra line-up will debut at the Festival of Motoring in August, taking place at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit. Pricing for both the automatic and manual 3.0T variants will be announced closer to the local launch.
Currently, the GR Supra's engine sends 250kW and 500Nm to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. 0-100km/h takes 4.3 seconds, and the top speed is rated at 250km/h. The GR Supra shares plenty of its DNA with the BMW Z4, given the partnership between the two automotive giants.
The GR Supra 3.0T Track and GR Supra 3.0T sell for R1 111 000 and R1 250 100, respectively.
Wheels24 will be attending the international launch in Spain later in May, look our for our first impressions later this month.