Toyota Australia is obtaining ready to just take on the Nissan Z with a three-pedal GR Supra.
The corporation has confirmed the “GR Supra sports activities car will before long be available in Australia with a recently created guide transmission, created to offer a unique dynamic experience though assembly the demand of driving purists”.
Abroad reports counsel the stick-shift Supra will make its debut on April 28. The manual will only be presented on the assortment-topping inline-six rather of the entry-amount 4-cylinder option offered in other places, according to the stories.
The BMW inline-six cylinder motor powering the Supra offered in Australia, codenamed B58, was paired with a six-speed guide in the prior-generation M240i and M340i.
It’s not distinct if Toyota has formulated its possess transmission for the Supra, or regardless of whether it’s a growth of the unit earlier employed by BMW.
Aside from the extra pedal in the driver’s footwell, an abroad teaser for the Supra handbook displays the rear model badge has been concluded in red to distinguish it from automated types.
Whilst it delivers a guide transmission on the Z4 with which the Supra shares most of its bones, BMW only tends to make it offered on the entry-stage, 4-cylinder sDrive20i. There is no indication the Z4 M40i with which the Supra shares its engine will acquire a three-pedal alternative.
When it arrives, the GR Supra handbook will get on the Nissan Z and its out there 6-velocity manual.
Energy in the Supra comes from a turbocharged inline-six cylinder engine creating 285kW and 500Nm, down 13kW but up 25Nm on the hotly-predicted Nissan.
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