Toyota has confirmed pricing for the manual Supra and little brother GR 86, ahead of both car’s imminent arrival.
Stickers for both the automatic and manual Supras start at $96,990, but the auto is quite a bit more efficient than the stick-shift, managing to avoid Clean Car Programme fees. The manual cops a $2242.50 fee, pushing price to $99,233. We should also mention that makes the manual about $15,000 more expensive than the new Nissan Z.
The manual Supra was confirmed earlier in the year after about three years of noise from enthusiasts and potential buyers.
The new transmission is a six-speed unit that has the added bonus of being 18kg lighter than the automatic. It comes with rev-matching functionality, which can be switched off in Sport mode if you’d prefer to do everything yourself, and a new ‘Shift-Light’ which illuminates the rev gauge to show you when to change gears.
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If you were hoping for a power bump with the manual transmission, you’re out of luck. Output remains at 285kW/500Nm from the 3.0-litre turbo-six engine.
Also coming for the 2022 Supra are new colours, including Matte Avalanche White (exclusive to the manual transmission), Volcanic Ash Gray with copper sparkles and Dawn Blue. After July, when the manual enters production, GR Supras will ride on 19-inch forged aluminium wheels as standard with styling taken from the GR Yaris. These drop weight by 1.2kg per wheel, Toyota says.
Meanwhile, the GR 86 will cost $56,990 but both transmission options catch a fee. The manual gets an extra $3220 on the asking price while the automatic is a bit better with a $2185 penalty. That pushes final prices up to $60,210 and $59,175 respectively.
The GR 86 is the evolution of the old GT 86, now packing a 2.4-litre flat-four engine with no sign of forced induction or electrification, which makes it one of the last sports cars to resist such trends. It produces 173kW of power and 250Nm of torque, sent to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission.
That’s enough for the little coupe to crack 100kph in 6.3 seconds, about the same as a new Golf GTI.
Under the skin is the Subaru Global Platform, helping achieve a 50% increase in torsional rigidity, while there’s a lower centre of gravity thanks to an aluminium roof, aluminium front quarter-panels, new seats and redesigned exhaust mufflers.
Handling benefits from some MacPherson struts up front, double wishbones at the rear and ventilated brakes hiding behind 18-inch wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 rubber. It’s slightly larger than the outgoing model, measuring 4265mm long, 1775mm wide and 1310mm high, with a 2575mm wheelbase – 25mm longer overall and 10mm lower than before.
Finally, there are slight range-wide price increases thanks to the inclusion of Toyota Care Service Advantage.
It adds five years or 60,000km of capped price servicing. This is $305 for most petrol models except the Supra which is $360 and Hilux Workmate which is $330, $390 for diesel models and $455 for the 4.5-litre Land Cruiser 70.
There’s also five years of WoF coverage, five years of AA roadside assistance and two years/50,000km of Toyota’s Platinum warranty on top of the standard new three-year vehicle warranty for a total of five years/150,000km, whichever comes first.