ever since it relaunched the supra, toyota has updated the sports car each year with powertrain upgrades, special editions, and other tweaks. but the big kahuna is still to come, as the company finally confirmed that the supra is officially getting a manual transmission.
the toyota usa twitter account posted a photo of a three-pedal setup in the supra's driver footwell, and the caption that includes #manual doesn't leave much to the imagination—although it should've been #savethemanuals if you ask us. there's also a press release on toyota's u.k. site confirming that a gr supra with a stick-shift is on its way to becoming a reality.
what we still don't know is exactly which powertrain combination will be offered with three pedals. the 2022 supra offers either a turbo 2.0-liter inline-four with 255 hp or a turbo 3.0-liter inline-six with 382 horsepower; we'd be a little disappointed if the manual was available only with the four-cylinder, if we're honest. both powertrains are sourced from bmw, which doesn't offer either of these engines with a manual on our shores. bmw's only manual-transmission vehicles currently sold in the u.s., in fact, are the m3 and m4, which offer a 473-hp twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six with a six-speed manual as standard equipment.
toyota says more information about the supra's manual transmission will be released in a few weeks, so we won't have to wait too long to find out what's in store.