Manual transmissions were once an economical option. They are mechanically simpler for automakers to build. So for most of automotive history they were sold for less.
But in recent years, they have almost entirely disappeared from the market.
According to the latest data from the US Environmental Protection Agency, only around 1% of cars, trucks and SUVs in 2021 were built with a third pedal, down from a peak of 35% in 1980.
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These days they are a favorite of driving enthusiasts. A 2020 Cadillac-sponsored survey even found that people with household incomes above $75,000 were more likely to want to learn to drive than those earning less. The shifter is now the domain of those with disposable income.
Fittingly, Toyota has added one to its halo sports car for 2023. The 2023 GR Supra comes with a choice of two engines – a 255-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder, or a turbocharged 6-cylinder model. 3.0-liter developing 382 horsepower. .
The 4-cylinder will be offered only with an 8-speed automatic transmission. It starts at $43,540, plus a delivery charge of $1,095.
But the 6-cylinder Supra will come with a choice of this transmission or the 6-speed stick. Whichever transmission you choose in the 6-cylinder model, it starts at the same price of $52,500, plus the same delivery charges as the 4-cylinder Supra.
The Toyota Supra shares many parts with the BMW Z4 – the two companies build these sporty coupes in partnership. BMW has yet to say if the 2023 Z4 will get a manual option.
Price of the GR Supra 2023:
Toyota also charges a $1,095 delivery fee on all GR Supras
|GR Supra 2.0 I4||Automatique||$43,540|
|GR Supra 3.0 Base I6||Automatique||$52,500|
|GR Supra 3.0 Base I6||Manual||$52,500|
|GR Supra 3.0 Premium I6||Automatique||$55,650|
|GR Supra 3.0 Premium I6||Manual||$55,650|
|GR Supra 3.0 A91||Manual||$58,345|