Stay calm, you can now have a manual Toyota Supra

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You don’t need us to tell you that the new Toyota Supra has massively split opinion in the motoring world. Many are thankful that we’ve got a new straight-six sports car from Toyota to carry on the lineage. Others can’t come to terms with the fact that it’s a BMW at heart.

One thing that could please the naysayers, though, is a manual gearbox to replace the current eight-speed automatic. Whilst it doesn’t look like one is in the pipeline from Toyota itself, Texan tuner European Auto Group (EAG) will soon have the answer.

You may remember EAG from its decision to fit a dozen or so Ferrari 458 Italias with a six-speed manual, and now they’re answering the calls of the Internet once again.

The Supra will also receive the same treatment, apparently for a cost of around $12,000 (£9,900) once you’ve supplied EAG with the donor car. And, whisper it, the parts for the ‘box will all come from BMW, too.

Despite that, it should please the purists who want a bit more involvement to match their standard 335bhp and 369lb ft of torque – whether it’s Japanese or not. Plus, a manual gearbox will mean the removal of the BMW gear selector, among the most obvious of the German parts in the Mk5 Supra’s cabin.

So, is it something you’d go for? Let us know in the comments below.