2024 Toyota GR Supra 3.0T Manual - Re-Driven Review

2024 Toyota GR Supra 3.0T Manual - Re-Driven Review
2024 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 MT Premium = Teutonic bred, Wa styled & tuned high performance coupe gains manual transmission option.

ROW, ROW, ROW YOUR OWN, SUPRA DOWN THE STREET, MERRILY, MERRILY, MERRILY, MERRILY...IT'S NOW A REALITY.

In an instance of the competition forcing the remedy of an omission, as of model year 2023, the J29 Toyota Supra 3.0T can be had with a manual transmission.

When the brilliantly sleek G29 BMW Z4 boned 2-seat two-seater debuted in 2020, it checked off virtually every high performance sport coupe wish with flying colors. The Supra's 8-speed ZF slushbox coordinated seamlessly snappy shifts with the torquey BMW twin-turbo inline six. Any minority, which bemoaned the omission of a clutch pedal operated gear-box at the time, was drowned out by the performance numbers.

However, in 2022 arch-rival Nissan, unexpectedly launched a new Z Coupe, un-officially designated 400Z, with the choice of 9 speed automatic or 6-speed manual gearboxes. As if they had read Nissan's tea leaves, Toyota had been collaborating with Zahnradfabrik Friedrichshafen, to fortify their S6-53 helical manual transmission, already in use in the related BMW Z4 sDrive 20i roadster.

Roadblazing.com took to left and right foot pedaling a 2024 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 MT Premium Manual.

2024 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 MT Premium performance specifications

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP): $54,540 (starts at $37,555 for LX front drive)

Curb Weight (pounds): 3,389 lbs.

Powertrain - petrol: 3.0L DI twin-scroll turbo 24V DOHC V-6 (BMW B58B30O1)

Drivetrain / Final drive ratio: 6 Speed, helical manual transmission ( ZF S6-53), electronic rev-matching, electronic limited slip rear differential, Hairpin + differential lock / 3.46:1 (vs. 3.15:1 for 8 spd. automatic)

Horsepower petrol / Torque (pound - feet): 382 hp / 365 lb.-ft @ 1600 rpm

Fuel Economy - combined EPA (miles per gallon): 25 m.p.g. (observed)

Range (maximum): 370 miles (13.7 gallons)

Performance: 0-60 miles/ hour: 3.9 seconds; Top speed: 155 m.p.h.

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2024 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 MT Premium engine
2024 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 MT Premium: BMW B58B30O1 twin turbocharged inline six cylinder powerplant

2024 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 MT driving hits:

Phenomenal power to weight ratio of:

The explosive thrust of the BMW B58B30O1 powerplant.

Exhaust rumble which authoritatively civilized.

The short throw ZF S6-53 six speed gearshift action + the handy rev matching feature

The linear clutch pedal which disengages progressively, and pedal placement for lodged foot heel to toe pivoting.

The impressive fuel economy

Fully modular steel aluminum composite CLAR platform & body allowed for sharp responses without brittle recoil to be dialed into the front strut, five link rear suspension.

Grip from the staggered front:rear Michelin Pilot Super Sport treads, plus they are quiet

Such a naturally winding steering wheel with superior road feel than is found on other BMW electric steering racks.

A rear E-LSD which makes understeer entertaining.

Front big brake kit and larger two piece rotors (upsized by 0.6" at rear) are race track ready with a progressive pedal

A two seat, frameless door windows sport coupe, which tracks corners this well, should not be this shudder free, however it is.

2024 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 MT Premium brakes, tires
2024 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 MT Premium: high performance grip and braking doesn't compromise commuting civiliity

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The manual gearbox addition to the already high achieving Mk. V Toyota Supra 3.0 rewards with greater engagement, even if it slightly cuts the performance stats.

2024 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 MT Premium manual transmission
2024 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 MT Premium: ZF S6-53 6 speed manual transmission

2024 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 MT chassis specs

Suspension: F: Strut, lower A-Arm, R: 5-link, F+R: coil springs, sway bars, adaptive dampers

Brakes: F: 6-piston fixed caliper, 13.7" in. 2-piece vented rotor, R: 1-piston floating caliper, 13.6" in. 2-piece vented rotor

Tires, Wheels: Michelin Super Sport F: 255/35Y, R: 275/35Y, 19.0" forged alloy wheels

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2024 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 MT driving misses:

Rubbery shifter action when transmission is cold

Engine start / stop idle #$!@

Low seat + low roof line + wide door swing ingress / egress challenges

Excessive wind roar with partly lowered windows.

Pebbles into wheel arch pecks (from tires)

Imposing blind spots from huge rear roof pillars (while stuck with rear view only cameras and beep happy perimeter park warning)

2024 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 MT Premium dimensions

Wheelbase: 97.2" inches

L x W x H: 172.5" x 73.0" x 50.9"

Ground clearance: 4.5" inches

Headroom, Row 1: 38.3" inches

Legroom, Row 1: 42.2" inches

Cargo Capacity: 10.2 cubic feet

Curb Weight: 3389 pounds (-22 lbs. vs 8-spd. automatic)

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2024 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 MT notables inside & out

2024 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 MT Premium exterior
2024 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 MT Premium: muscular haunches in Renaissance Red 2.0

The Look: Coke bottle fuselage with huge rear hips, twin cowl roof, and long twin cowl clamshell hood, with a tapering, wrap-around greenhouse, resembles the Tim Burton era "Batmobile."

Fit & Finish: soft touch contrast colored cabin, contrast stitched tucked seams, carbon fiber inlays, supportive + high comfort sport seats, robust feeling switchgear, webbed headliner, solid, rattle free construction, almost too isolated a cabin.

2024 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 MT Premium seats
2024 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 MT Premium: sport bucket seats

Standard Feature Set (includes): Keyless entry, Rain sensing windshield wipers; Full express power windows x 2; Steering adaptive 6 segment matrix LED headlamps; Sequential LED rear directionals; Power folding wing mirrors

Infotainment Technology (includes): 8.8" inch middle upper dash LCD infotainment display, Supra Command remote control dial + voice commands; Bluetooth + SMS; USB-C x 1;

SAFETY & standard driver assist tech: 8 supplemental restraint airbags; Rear camera + predictive grid; Lane departure warning; Automatic high beam lights

AVAILABLE = (included on tested vehicle) Driver Assist Package = Blind spot monitor; Rear cross traffic alert; full Adaptive cruise control; Perimeter parking sensors + braking;

Warranty: 3 year / 36,000 mile bumper to bumper, 5 year / 60,000 mile powertrain; 2 year / 25,000 mile scheduled maintenance

WHAT the 2024 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 MT HAS NOT (or NOT PREFERRED):

No Android Auto projection

Sparse center console storage

STANDOUT FEATURES on 2024 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 MT:

  • 8.8" inch LCD touch infotainment screen, Supra Command remote rotary dial + integrated touch pad
  • GPS cloud + HDD Navigation, OTA map updates
  • Premium 12 speaker, 500 watt, 8-channel JBL audio system
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay
  • Toyota Connected app subscription
  • Tan leather + alcantara, heated, 14-way power adjusting sport bucket seats, 2 position driver memory
  • HUD Active Driving Display
  • Qi inductive charging pad
2024 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 MT Premium cabin
2024 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 MT Premium: upgraded cockpit

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Who Could Ask for Anything More Than a Shift it Yourself Supra? (Here's hoping that the manual transmission trickles down to the Supra 2.0.)
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