the long-awaited new toyota supra will finally make its first official debut this week at the 2018 goodwood festival of speed, taking place july 12-15 in west sussex, england. it will be the world's first official chance to glimpse the car that will carry such an iconic name.
seeing one is great, but when can you buy the new supra? per toyota of australia, the car will go on sale "internationally" in the first half of 2019. however, a toyota usa spokesperson confirmed that date does not include the u.s. it doesn't mean the car won't come here, just that it might not be until later in 2019.
and unfortunately, you won't be seeing a production version at goodwood. the car is a "production prototype" and will still wear camouflage — a red, white and black pattern to honor toyota gazoo racing, toyota's racing division. a production prototype typically slots between the initial concept and production car, leaning more toward the production side. the car will share the two most important details with the production version and supras of yesteryear: an inline six-cylinder used engine and rear-wheel drive. other than the camo, it should be as close to the production version as anything we've seen so far, taking on goodwood's famous hill climb course and — hopefully — powersliding its way around a few of the corners.
one supra that will be landing on our shores in early 2019 is a nascar version for the 2019 nascar xfinity series — a step below the monster energy nascar cup series main event. the supra will replace the camry, which has competed in the xfinity series since 2007. other than the front end and its front- used engine , rear-wheel-drive configuration, the nascar supra won't look much like its production counterpart. nascar's supra hits the track at daytona on feb. 16, 2019.
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