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Toyota GR Supra 2023: Australian pricing for new manual transmission released


Toyota enthusiasts will soon be able to get a GR Supra with a manual transmission, starting from $87,000 before on-road costs

The new manual Toyota GR Supra is only just around the corner, with the new range launching in Australia during the fourth quarter of 2022. 

Whether you choose the automatic or manual transmission, the pricing will be the same and will start at $87,000 before on-road costs for the Supra GT and $97,000 for the higher-spec GTS. 

Toyota says that the manual transmission is 18kg lighter than the eight-speed automatic transmission and features a short shift throw for “a direct and smooth feel”. Both gearboxes are supplied by German transmission specialist ZF.

Toyota GR Supra 2023 rear 3/4
The Toyota GR Supra has scored a manual transmission for 2023!

But it isn’t just the manual transmission that has been added to the GR Supra. Work has also been done to improve the Supra’s electronic power steering and stability control, as well as slight tweaks to the suspension. 

All GR Supras now have ventilated disc brakes with red callipers and the GTS gains new, lighter 19-inch alloy wheels. 

The GTS variant can also be optioned with a tan interior that replaces the outgoing red trim. 

Toyota GR Supra 2023 tan interior
New tan leather interior replaces red leather

Key Toyota GR Supra features 

The base Toyota GR Supra GT currently comes fitted with features such as wireless Apple Carplay, a 10-speaker sound system, a 8.8-inch central touchscreen and satellite navigation as standard.

Mechanically, the GR Supra in entry GT spec scores a 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-six engine that produces 285kW of power and 500Nm of torque. 18-inch alloy wheels, a limited-slip differential, adaptive LED headlights and drive mode select are standard. 

Stepping up to the flagship GTS variant, engine and transmission specs remain the same as the GT, however owners gain larger 19-inch alloy wheels, a 12-speaker sound system, a head-up display and a sports brake package that features four-piston front callipers.

The 285kW/500Nm B58 straight-six from the GR Supra

These specifications are set to continue with the 2023 Toyota GR Supra. 

What sort of manual transmission has Toyota used in the updated Supra?

Toyota’s new manual transmission for the GR Supra is a ZF-sourced unit that has been specifically tuned for the Supra’s B58 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-six engine. 

The transmission will have an ‘intelligent system’ that acts as an automatic rev-matching function. 

Toyota GR Supra 2023 manual transmission
We are really looking forward to shifting gears ourselves in the updated Toyota GR Supra

In an report by Chasing Cars earlier in the year, we found that the Supra’s manual ‘box is a combination of multiple different transmissions and has a unique part number of GS6L50TZ, a similar number to the transmission used in the BMW Z4. 

Despite rumours across the industry, the new Toyota GR Supra’s manual transmission is not the six-speed unit that was used in the BMW M140i or M135i rear-drive hatches. 

Toyota GR Supra 2023: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • GT manual: $87,000
  • GT auto: $87,000
  • GTS manual: $97,000
  • GTS auto: $97,000