Toyota Gazoo Racing have given the Supra a mid-life update which includes more power and a manual transmission! The brand will be readying for inquiries later this year with the new models set for Japanese delivery at the end of the year.
Ever since its inception in the late 70s, the Supra has always been a front engined, rear wheel driven coupe with the option of a manual transmission. With this latest update, Toyota takes the modern supercar back to its roots. Available on the RZ trim only, the six speed shifter includes automatic rev matching and a specially tuned sound for the interior.
Handling has been improved via a new Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) system and tuned shocks for better comfort and balance. Better bushings also help with the car’s handling.
New 19 inch forged Aluminium wheels save 1.2kg per wheel further helping the ride.
Three new exterior colours have also been added to the mix, Volcanic Ash Grey Metallic, Dawn Blue Metallic and matte Avalanche White Metallic which is a limited run colour on the RZ model only. A JBL Premium Sound System further freshens the updated model.
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Words by Matthew D’Souza, pictures courtesy of Toyota Media.