Mag X Japan have reported that there are rumors that the Toyota Supra will come with a manual gearbox and a limited run GRMN version for the new Supra.
Who knows if the GRMN supra will look anything like the GR 3000GT Supra pictured above, but hopefully it has aggressive styling and has ties back to the original TRD 3000GT Supra.
According to Mag X, Toyota noticed the number of people asking for a manual gearbox and that the desire was apparently enough to sway members of the development team to consider introducing a three-pedal setup to the Supra.
Unfortunately there is no official word from Toyota about the manual option or any plans for which year model Toyota Supra would receive it, I would expect it not until at least 2022 if Toyota did decide to release it.
The latest rumors regarding the GRMN Supra are that it may gain the twin-turbo inline six from the upcoming BMW G80 M3 and M4. This could mean an power output of around 510hp (380kw) if Toyota can get their hands on the new S58 engine from BMW.
Watch as this 1305 HP 2JZ Powered BMW E30 M3 smashes out a 7:26 BTG Nurburgring lap by driver Vidar Jødahl.
Not your typical E30 M3 owner who tend to be a purist and keep these vehicles in original condition, this 2JZ Powered BMW E30 is modified for driving hard for various events.
Vidar Jødahl’s E30 BMW M3 is powered by a 2JZGTE with 1305 HP, 1163 LB-FT of torque using a Garrett GTX4294R turbocharger with 43 psi of boost.
The power is via a Sellholm MPG sequential transmission and E34 sourced BMW M5 rear differential. Adjustable coilover suspension is is by Sellholm and the brakes are 6 piston front and E46 M3 rear brakes.
I particularly like the race focused stack dash setup!
Speedhunters did a special feature a few years ago where you can find some more info on the build and specifications.
Great work by the Buldre Racingteam and Vidar Jødahl over in Germany who have created this monster, be sure to check them out as they have some other great content and builds.
Some more info has emerged on the Toyota-BMW partnership for their new sports car collaboration. Above shows an artists impression of the new vehicle which is likely to be the new Toyota Supra successor. I can’t say I’m a huge fan compared to the FT-1 concept, but it’s still a nice looking car. Time will tell how the design of the car turns out.
Even if the car is called a supra is yet to be determined, although BMW have confirmed this will be their new Z4 platform,
The 2nd version of the Toyota FT-1 concept car was released by Calty Design Center earlier in the week. It seems the only differences here is the Graphite exterior colour and re-done saddle leather interior. I’m bias as I love Grey, but damn it looks good!
I can only hope that they don’t change it too much, name it a Supra and release it into production within the next few years, come on Toyota!
Hopefully the partnership with BMW brings an I6 back, along with other chassis improvements but I’m hoping it’s not a hybrid 4cyl like some autosites have reported – only time will tell.