The first conversion to manual has been finished by European Auto Group for an MKV Toyota Supra, which coincides with the 2019 SEMA Show.
The Texas-based tuning house has been increasingly turning out to be the best house for motorheads looking to get some fine traditional manual excitement for automobiles that weren’t built with a manual gearbox from the start. Among those autos are the well-known Ferrari 430 Scuderia and 458 Italia which have six-speed.
As we all know, Toyota gives no manual transmission option for its new Supra, leaving lots of manual fans feeling something is lacking. But this is where European Auto Group comes in, helping them get what they want. The job involves more interior tweaks, particularly around the lower part of the dashboard and the center console.
The modification requires the tuner to reposition buttons for auto start/stop, lane assist, and parking brake. The A/C controls also need to be moved back into the dashboard by 2.5 inches so as to make sure there’s enough room to operate the gear shift safely.
The Supra has been equipped with a six-speed manual transmission from BMW that is compatible with each and every factory function and control as it should, and of course, it also works flawlessly with the vehicle’s driving modes. European Auto Group plans to install a custom shifter knob featuring a flip-up cover that reveals the Sport mode button.
After going through all the necessary mechanical process, the black Toyota Supra has been successfully converted to manual, although the interior still needs extra work to tidy things up. The last-but-not-least thing to talk about here is the price; a complete Supra conversion to manual will set you back $12,000. That money covers everything needed in the process. All you have to do is sit back and wait for your Supra to be transformed into your desired manual machine.