The internet has lately been ablaze with rumors about Toyota’s upcoming sports car, which the industry and fans alike have dubbed a reborn Supra. While we have zero confirmation on its specs, or even if it will be called “Supra”, it could spell trouble for the Chevrolet Camaro.
We say this because the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro has certainly positioned itself as a much more refined and premium offering. Hell, we don’t even like to call the Camaro a “pony car” anymore. We wholeheartedly believe it’s a modern sports car.
This wasn’t the case in, let’s say, 1997. A 1997 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 cost $25,520, while the cheapest 1997 Toyota Supra cost $34,000. The two cars could certainly be cross-shopped, but the Supra certainly fetched a premium.
Fast forward to present day and you can’t touch a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS under $35,000 when simply looking at the MSRP. While we don’t know where Toyota will price its inbound hero vehicle, it’s likely Toyota will offer yet another choice in a cramped market of really damn good sports cars.
Of course, Camaro buyers will be Camaro buyers. But there will always be a portion of consumers that may be swayed one way or another. Especially if rumors regarding the return of the inline-six cylinder engine come to fruition in a modern day Supra.