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post #1 of 21 Old 07-16-2014, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
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DCT and MT?

Theres a rumor floating around right now that the RC-F could be receiving a new DCT. Theoretically the Supra would use this gear box as well (that is if RC-F and Supra continue to share platform and likley running gear)

IF that is the case could we expect Toyota to offer a DCT and a MT? I know BMW offers both on the M cars, but thats BMW, completely different culture than Toyota...



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It's hard to say exactly. I think there would be more of a chance of having a manual transmission with the Supra than with the RC F. I think that automakers are trying to move away from manual transmissions, but if there is demand, it must be hard for the company to not include it on a car like the Supra.



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I do wish they provide both options which would be ideal and keep everyone happy. But if it comes down to Toyota only giving us 1 option I'd have to go with a MT.
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Why not both? I know that majority of the buyers will be gray-haired people, they are likely need an imaginary hand rowing gear for them.
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Thats what I'm thinking Scino. As I said the M cars are all still offered with a choice of both, although some think this might be the last of the rowable M cars. Its like Corvette Syndrome, the majority I see are grey haired owned, convertible, autos. If thats the market how low is the take rate going to be on the MT...

Then the question of WHERE will Toyota get one, will it come over as part of the BMW smash up, do they have one in house already (AISIN??)



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If they only go with one transmission type it will be automatic. There may be a significant portion of people who prefer manual, but there are people who don't know how to drive manual and Toyota won't want to alienate those people.



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Does anyone know what the sales look like for the FRS/GT-86 regarding Manual vs CVT sales?

I would think Toyota would review this only to help influence if they should offer both or one or the other. Either way I hope you guys are right in them offering both. It would open up the market for more buyers.
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Does anyone know what the sales look like for the FRS/GT-86 regarding Manual vs CVT sales?

I would think Toyota would review this only to help influence if they should offer both or one or the other. Either way I hope you guys are right in them offering both. It would open up the market for more buyers.
I can't say for certain, but I feel its fairly skewed heavily towards the MT. Even so I don't know if the MT/CVT ratio is THAT relevant to MT vs DCT. They are certainly different cups of tea. Although there may be value there as I expect the original owners of the FRS may be the new target for the Supra. Stick with us, we've got a grown up car for you now



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They'll probably offer both. A 6 on the floor and maybe a 7 or 8 speed DCT. I'm on board with the second one, MT is great, but for the Supra I'd like a flappy paddle gearbox.

I'll save the MT for my project FRS
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Offer both with DCT being optional
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