In an age where manual transmissions are being killed off quicker than zombies in the upcoming
Zombieland sequel, a San Antonio European tuning company is bucking the trend by developing a
manual conversion for the new BMW Supra… I mean Toyota Supra.
European Auto Group has a reputation zigging when everyone else zags. They offer manual conversions for the Ferrari 360, 430, 458, 599 and the Lamborghini Huracan. A manual Ferrari F430 Scuderia was featured on a One Take with Matt Farah from the Smoking Tire in April of this year. Taking already exciting vehicles and making them more engaging seems to me their MO.
EAG owner Art Bartosik dropped the news of the conversion kit development in an exclusive interview with CarBuzz. He said that the swap is already underway and they are also “now taking customer deposits.” Interested? After you head on down to your local Toyota dealer to pick one up, you will have to part with half of the eye watering $12000 total cost as a deposit. But your money won’t only add a 3rd pedal, EAG will also employ the knowledge of BMW Canadian tuning company, ProTuning Freaks to tune the vehicle to roughly 425 horsepower. Quite a nice return on investment and should provide a noticeable boost from the (underrated) stock 335 hp rating from the factory. All parts will be OEM BMW parts and the install should take 4 to 6 weeks.
You might be thinking to yourself, “Will this void my warranty?” Without a doubt it will, but EAG has
thought of that and has plans to offer a 4 year/50,000 mile warranty for all the vehicles they modify.
They are also developing other performance and cosmetic upgrades for the Supra, incase your idea of a build consists of more than a keychain, license plate frame and all weather mats.