The C7 Corvette is a force to be reckoned with and provides plenty of performance and power in even base Stingray outfittings. Toyota has long teased a return to the sports car segment, and that means the upcoming Supra—if it’s called that—may be gunning for the Corvette.
The Toyota Supra has been spied once again and it’s likely packing a BMW-sourced gasoline engine and some sort of electric motor. It may not sound like a direct rival, but a reborn Supra would most likely play in a similar price bracket like various variants of C7 Corvette.
Though, as this Toyota sports car shapes up, it seems to be more BMW than Toyota. Spy shots show the interior with gauges, gear selector and more straight from BMW. In fact, it may not even arrive with a manual gearbox.
When a mid-engine Corvette does arrive—it’s the industry’s worst kept secret—it could leave the Chevrolet Camaro as a more formidable opponent, however. A mid-engine Corvette would certainly be more exotic than anything a Toyota and BMW sports car births. While the Camaro and Supra were never rivals in the past, that could change in the coming months.
Spy shots: Motor1