The Toyota Supra is best known for its sweet-sounding inline-six engine, but the fifth-generation sports car will mix things up with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine option, and it could bolster a Camaro rivalry.
That’s the word from Road and Track, which published transmission documents from German supplier ZF on Tuesday. According to the documents, the turbo-four Supra will make 262 horsepower via a BMW-sourced 2.0-liter engine. The inline-six powered car is expected to make 335 hp from a 3.0-liter turbo engine.
We’ve called the fifth-generation Supra a potential Camaro rival for some time, but even the base Camaro turbo could outmuscle the four-cylinder Supra. When equipped with the 2.0-liter LTG turbocharged four-cylinder, the Camaro makes 275 hp. Add in the 2019 Camaro Turbo’s forthcoming 1LE package, and Chevy’s pony car could put up a legitimate challenge.
With a top power output of 335 hp, the Camaro SS will also likely handily dispatch the Supra in a straight line. How both cars perform in the corners remains to be seen, though.