Toyota will abandon the manual transmission for the revived SupraApril 2, 2018
A new sports car of the Japanese brand will receive a 450-hp six-cylinder turbo and robotic transmission with two clutches
Toyota is not going to pack up its new sports car, for which the name Supra, the manual transmission, will be revived. About this publication Infoseek said the leading engineer of the Japanese brand and responsible for the project Tetsuya Tada.
As noted by Tada, the revived Supra was originally developed as a “real sports car with an automatic transmission with two clutches.” The high torque developed by the engine will not be very well combined with the mechanical transmission. At the same time, as expected, the third generation BMW Z4, which will share the chassis and main components with the Toyota Supra, will be offered with manual transmission.
The last prototype of the new Supra was presented in March at the Geneva Motor Show. The coupe was developed by specialists of the autosport division of the Japanese brand Toyota Gazoo Racing. For maximum weight reduction, aerodynamic elements, including the rear wing, diffuser and side skirts, were made of composite materials, and the windscreen and windows are made of plastic.
It is assumed that the top version of the sports car will be equipped with a three-liter six-cylinder engine with two turbines, developing about 450 horsepower. In addition, depending on the market, the line of motors will include two-liter turbo-suits with a capacity of 200 and 250 forces.
In addition, the sports car may have a modification with a hybrid power plant, created on the basis of a two-liter unit, which will work in tandem with two electric motors – one on each axis.