There's just something special about sitting basically on the pavement in your sports coupe, gear lever in one hand, rev-matching 100% of the time simply because you have the option. For us automotive purists, that is the dream, which is why it seems almost blasphemous to resurrect one of the most legendary names in the sports car segment without the opportunity for us to row through the gears manually.
In the A90 Supra, Toyota and BMW decided that we humans wouldn't be able to manually shift as efficiently as the Supra needed so that responsibility is up to the ZF 8HP automatic transmission. If we're honest, it almost makes you forget that you're missing the 3rd pedal at your feet. Lightning-fast changes in the planetary gear sets know what you're thinking quicker than you do, and add a degree of smoothness that is typically sacrificed in a dual-clutch. However, as advanced as ZF's