The highly anticipated Toyota Supra, which is jointly developed with the next-gen BMW Z4, will only come with an automatic transmission.
According to a report by AutoCar, Toyota’s upcoming two-seater sports car will be sharing components with the Z4, such as electronics and the automatic transmission. The latter will be modified to suit Toyota’s hybrid system.
The Supra-Z4 twins are scheduled for launch in 2018 with each brand unveiling their own separate models. The new Toyota Supra, roughly based on the FT-1 concept as shown in the images here, is offered as a coupe while the new Z4 will be made as a convertible just like before.
If you’re let down by the fact that it won’t come with a stick, then take the Nissan GT-R as an example. Models before the R35 all came with a manual transmission, but how do you plan on handling a stick shifting machine that’s pushing anywhere above 350 horses?