New Toyota Supra now available with stick shift in the USA
The 2020 Toyota GR Supra comes equipped with a 340-hp (261-kW) BMW engine which is only compatible with its own eight-speed transmission. It sprints 0-60 km/h (0-97 km/h) in four seconds flat and often shows much better performance numbers at the dyno than those stated in the manual. That, and modern automatic transmissions shift gears faster than any professional racing driver could hope to. Despite all this, many diehard Supra fans want their stick shift back, and want it badly.
This is where the European Auto Group, a car customization shop based in Texas, USA, comes to the rescue. For U.S. $12,000, the company offers what it claims to be a fully functional manual transmission swap for the 2020 Toyota Supra. The conversion kit uses original BMW components, so no issues should arise from relying on third-party solutions.
This is not the first time the new Supra gets modded in an unexpected way. A while ago, HKS unveiled its own example designed specifically for drift purposes. It swapped the stock drivetrain out for the legendary 2JZ-GTE and RWD. Another company, CX-Racing, mentioned that it was working on a standalone 2JZ-based engine swap kit.
Editor Andrew Raspopov