I like the styling at least from the pictures, things will always be different when you see them in person. For the price point I don't see anything that will get into the Z's way, for 45k you can get a fully loaded 400 HP car with a proper 6 speed. Supra is 60k at the 6 cylinder trim level with no 6 speed, Toyota 86/Subura is like 240 HP so not even in the converstation and IMHO not nearly as good looking. So your left with Camaro/Mustang/Dodge offerings after that to compare, driven an American manual anytime lately?
I think this is a great offering will be interesting to see how many they sell.