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Texas tuner gives Toyota Supra a manual it deserves




For a cool US$12,000, or A$17,737, Texas tuner will fit a 3rd pedal to your new 2020 Toyota Supra

Like it or not, a modern automatic transmission can shift gears faster than any human could ever muster with three pedals, and that’s one of the reasons most sports cars these days are now automatic.

The 2020 Toyota Supra is one prime example. It will reach 100km/h in just over 4.0 seconds and its ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox plays a crucial role in that feat. Toyota has even confirmed that the new-generation Supra won’t be getting a manual option.

However, for those who really must have one, Texas based European Auto Group is reportedly working on a manual conversion for the new Supra using BMW-sourced parts. The tuner is also said to be looking to use a Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept inspired shifter with a flip-up knob.

Why BMW parts and not Toyota you might ask? It’s to ensure the 6-speed transmission fits well with the BMW-sourced 3.0-litre inline-six engine.

Since its launch, Toyota has revealed the trouble it has gone through to ensure the new Supra is easily tuneable and there’s certainly no shortage of tuner laying their hands on the legendary model. But for those who insists on a manual gearbox, European Auto Group is already taking deposits for the conversion – if you’re in the U.S. that is it.

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