The long-spied, and long-awaited, fifth-generation Toyota Supra is nearly official. The brand teased a Supra race car concept heading to the 2018 Geneva Motor Show next month, and in the process, made the Supra name official. We’ve discussed this car before because we think it’s shaping up to be a proper Chevrolet Camaro rival.
In our previous arguments, we compared a fourth-generation Camaro to the fourth-generation Supra. While the latter was much more expensive in its day, the Camaro has shifted to a more premium and high-performance market. We live in a world where Chevrolet sells a $70,000 Camaro, after all.
And the Camaro has gone from pony car to sports car and taken on the world’s best in the process. That pegs likely pegs the new Supra as a Camaro rival, even if the two couldn’t be more different.
Leaked specifications, sourced from SupraMKV.com, show a rumored BMW-sourced turbocharged inline-6 engine with 335 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque, an a 37-hp bonus overboost function. If the specs are true, the Supra will also weigh in slightly less portly than a 2018 Chevrolet Camaro SS at 3,284 pounds. The Camaro SS tips the scales at 3,760.
The major factor will be price, but we’re likely some time away from a pricing announcement. If Toyota prices the Supra right, it will be one more option for sports car buyers to consider. And competition is good for everyone—even the Camaro.