It’s no secret that General Motors has had some trouble getting production of the C8 Corvette up to speed. The automaker initially planned to have the first examples rolling off the line at Bowling Green Assembly in December, but was forced to push the launch into 2020 due to the UAW strike. Not long after production started, GM had to shut the plant back down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This has caused significant delays for 2020 Corvette buyers, with some orders being pushed back into 2021.
A Toyota dealership in Shreveport, Louisiana has decided to try and capitalize on Chevy fan’s misfortune with regard to delayed deliveries. A poster on Corvette Forum shared a photo of a billboard the dealership has put up in the area that reads “still waiting on a Corvette? Come get your Supra,” with a photo of the turbocharged Toyota sports car featured in the middle.
The Toyota Supra is powered by a turbocharged 3.0L inline-six engine sourced from BMW, which is good for 335 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque. With power sent to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission, the Supra will hustle from 0 to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds and tops out at an electronically limited 155 mph. Prices start at $50,990 for the inline-six model, but a turbocharged 2.0L model is also offered for $42,990.
Needless to say, the Toyota Supra isn’t really an adequate alternative to something like the C8 Corvette. While the two aren’t very far apart in price, the Vette offers up much more performance thanks to its 495-horsepower 6.2L LT2 V8 engine and eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. That said, there is quite the backlog of C8 Corvette orders at the moment, so we wouldn’t blame anyone for picking up a different fun car to hold them over for a year or so.