Report: The 'BMW Supra' Might Be More Expensive Than A Corvette Stingray

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I'm just going to start calling this thing the BMW Supra because I'm tired of typing "upcoming Toyota/BMW sports car joint venture" all the damn time. Anyway, little remains known about the car, but one of the biggest questions is its price tag.


Car and Driver thinks they might have some idea. Citing an unnamed inside source, the magazine says the car will likely cost more than a base Chevrolet Corvette, which starts at $54,995 at the moment.

That shouldn't be too surprising, I suppose. This car — expected to be a rear-wheel drive sports car with a possible hybrid powertrain — was never anticipated to be BRZ-cheap. Numerous reports have said that the platform developed here will also underpin the next BMW Z4, a car that currently starts at about $49,000. Pricing-wise, this seems about right.

Or maybe it could be a lot more than that. The Stingray isn't cheap, but it is a relative bargain, and "more expensive than a Corvette" leaves a lot of room to go up. A Nissan GT-R is "more expensive than a Corvette" and it starts at more than $100,000.

We don't know where it will end up, but we know where it could start. But as always with the BMW Supra, take this with a grain of salt until we get concrete information. Someday. Maybe. Possibly by the time my unborn children have graduated college.



The Supra was always expensive, I wouldn't expect this one to come in under $65,000. The last Supra on sale in America went for ~$40,000 msrp in 1998, or $59,000 in today's values. Leaving out the hybrid bit, its already above a base vette.