The Supra in disguise has been making its rounds at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and recently for test drives in Spain to draw interest. But, is it worth the wait? Well, the production version will finally be displayed at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show in January which has been five years after the FT one concept was revealed.
2019 Toyota Supra Price
Let ‘s start with talking about the most important part of this car, and that is pricing which I think will upset most people. It’s rumored Toyota Supra price is $63,500 for the inline six twin-turbo b-58 there is roughly an eight to ten thousand dollar difference between the 4-cylinder turbo to the 6-cylinder turbo if you compare with other BMW models. So going by that estimate, the turbo four-cylinder B48 should be around fifty-three thousand dollars now why it is so expensive? Well because the chassis and engines are from BMW there is no way BMW is going to allow Toyota to undercut them; especially when the Supra is just a BMW with badge engineering. So if these sixty $63,500 price is incorrect then wait until the actual pricing is confirmed for the BMW z4 since it’ll be out before the super.
Anyways if you disagree with this pricing, then another example would be to look at the Toyota 86 and the Subaru BRZ collaboration. They are both priced very similarly even with three different trims, the Nissan Z was the target in the past, and that would have also reflected in its price range but now since the target has changed to the Porsche Cayman that also includes the $60,000 price tag.
Toyota representatives have also confirmed the Supra is going to be more expensive than the 86, so this was kind of like a passive warning this might be where the three brothers discussion comes in we might see one more model that will fit between the 86 and the Supra because at this point the Supra is clearly not a step up from it more of a steep climb because it’s twice the price.
Let ‘s look at the competition at the $60,000 price range which is right in line with the target Porsche Caymans price. It’s not about power or with the new Supra it’s about the driving experience, so we’ll have to see how satisfying it’ll be especially without a manual transmission option which the Cayman offers. The Cayman is a low to mid 12 second quarter mile car, so that kind of makes sense why they will be bumping power up to 382 in the z4 and maybe more for this supra also.
I’m not saying they’re drag cars, but this is just what I’m going to reference as a performance number because we don’t know how they perform as far as track performance yet. The Cayman is under 3,000 pounds, and the Supra is estimated at 3,200 pounds. So the extra power should make up with a weight difference but will the Supra be a better drivers car the only way I can see the Supra being successful is if it becomes a Cayman killer, but that’s not something to brag about because the 911 Turbo GT2 and GT3 overshadows it.
Now let’s look at the competition and the Supra will also end up competing with its counterpart The Z4, BMW M2, Audy TT RS and Jaguar F-Type. Notice that they are from luxury brands, Toyota is not even in that kind of class I wouldn’t also consider their luxury line Lexus to be in this class.
Someone who’s going to spend this kind of money for a Cayman will most likely not crush off a Toyota unless they know what they are getting themselves – but anyways at this price point in class it’s not also about performance it’s also about status and prestige.
The competition would also be coming from the muscle or pony cars the V8, Mustangs and Camaro would have it beat by horsepower and torque. Remember guys these are not based Mustangs or Camaro; These will be the better handling and track-focused GT 350 and ZL1. The next sports car to compete with it based on price will be the Chevy Corvette, and it might compete with both the four and six-cylinder offerings because of the price range. It’s very hard to beat the Corvette at its performance per dollar game. The Corvette pretty much dominates in this price range especially its power potential and huge aftermarket support. There was a point in time where the Supra competed with the Corvette but that time is long gone and is no more so don’t even think about it.