Rest Easy — You Can Have a Manual in Your New Supra
The launch of the new 2020 Toyota GR Supra has gone over quite well considering the mind-boggling amounts of hype that surrounded the car, but some enthusiasts were not happy when Toyota revealed the Supra would not come with a manual transmission.
Fortunately, if you happen to be one of those enthusiasts, that doesn’t seem to be a permanent problem. Already, a Texas-based tuning shop known as European Auto Group is offering a six-speed manual transmission conversion.
It’s actually fitting that a shop converting a Japanese car would be named “European” Auto Group, as the Supra’s engine was built by BMW, and most of the parts the tuning shop is using to install the transmission are straight from the BMW parts bin. In fact, the only custom-made component is the stick, which they’re making with inspiration from the GR HV Sports Concept that was introduced at the 2017 Tokyo Auto Show.
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EAG says the process takes between 30 to 45 days with a total cost of around $12,000, but to sweeten the deal, it also partnered with a Canadian tuning company to add a 90 extra horses to the Supra’s engine for a total of 425.
Transmission conversions are difficult work, but EAG has a pretty good resume where that’s concerned as it specializes in conversions for high-end cars like Ferraris and Lamborghinis. It’s even working on creating a four-year, 50,000-mile warranty for the cars it modifies.
So if you’re just fresh out of the Toyota dealership at the wheel of the Supra you love but wish it had a manual, you know where to head next.
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