Toyota Supra With a Manual Gearbox

Automatic cars are easy to drive but there is no greater joy than having full control of your car with a manual gearbox. Toyota gets this, which is why they have released the manual version of their car, Toyota Supra. They recently released pictures of the pedal box along with the clutch in addition to a picture of its rear end. The back has a red badge to distinguish it from its automatic counterparts. The transmission of the car could be the six-speed which is considered to be ‘tailor-made’. More details about this are yet to come.

Introducing the New Toyota

Toyota Supra is a Japanese sports coupe that is all-new and fifth of its name. Toyota partnered with BMW to build this car and get it running while also working with Munich, working to make the new-age Z4 roadster. The two have a shared platform and also engines, however, they look quite different. Toyota has said that its styling is based on the ‘Condensed Extreme’ language of design. This means that it has a double-bubble roofline, stretching bonnet, and a stubby back. At the moment, two engines are on sale back in the UK. This includes a 2.0-liter with a 4cyl version and the other is a 3.0-liter with a straight six.

The Interiors

The design iDrive screen, center console switchgear, headlight buttons, air-con dials, and the gear selector make it seem more of a Toyota than a BMW. It also has a keyless start, adaptive cruise, adaptive LED headlights, a big safety kit as well as an infotainment system. If you go for a premium version of this car you can get an upgrade with JBL audio, a wireless phone charging option, leather seats and head-up display.

Pricing and Release Date

The price for the Toyota with a 2.0-liter and four-cylinder model start at £45,995. The ‘Fuji Speedway Edition’ is available for £47,395. This is a limited edition with only 45 units. The six-cylinder model will cost you about £53,035.

The New Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid: Performance and Beauty

Porsche Panamera
The New Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid: Performance and Beauty

It turns out that Porsche stays on top of their game, bringing you the same amount of power but in a different format. Take a closer look at what Porsche has to offer with their new 690bhp Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid model.

The Recent Panamera Update

The Panamera range was recently updated. The Turbo S E-Hybrid is back to take the spotlight of its predecessor 4-0 liter non-hybrid Turbo S and be the range-topping model of the line. The PTSEHST and PTSEH (five Internet points for working this one out) are powered by a twin-turbo 4.0 liter V*. However, they are complemented by a 134bhp electric motor, installed into the eight-speed PDK gearbox. The electric motor is connected to a battery of 17.9kWh, which is an updated version of the previous generation’s 14.1kWh. That being said, they added 31 miles of range in the newer model. Also, the old Turbo S E-Hybrid has “only” 671bhp.

Porsche Panamera interior steering wheel
The New Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid: Performance and Beauty

A Step Up By Porsche

If you are interested in more stats about the new model, you will be amazed. The 0-62mph sprint takes 3.2 seconds, and it can hit a top speed of a stunning 196mph. Pair those high speeds with the new WLTP figures of 69g/km of CO2 and 94.6 mpg, and these stats look truly amazing and impressive.

Well Done, Porsche

As the flagship model manufactured by Porsche, the new Turbo S E-Hybrid also comes with the Panamera’s control systems and chassis as standard. This means that there are rear-wheel steering and ceramic brakes, called Torque Vectoring Plus, and the Porsche’s electric roll stabilization system is available. Still, there is no information available on how much this thing weighs yet.

With the introduction of this model, three new wheel designs and two new paint colors have been presented too – Cherry Metallic and Truffle Brown Metallic. What about the price, you might ask? It starts at a base price of £140,130 in the UK ($183,000), with the Sport Turismo version beginning at £142,280 ($185,000). Porsche later announced that there would be a new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid on top of the 4S E-hybrid. The newer version will get a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 that’s connected to an electric motor for a total output of 456 bhp, with the price that starts at just under £84,000 ($109,000).