A few days ago we brought you this story (below) about the new Toyota Supra. The car made its dynamic debut this last weekend and we’ve added a video to the bottom of this post.
It has been in the making for some time, too long for most fans of the brand but, finally, the all-new Toyota Supra makes its public debut… of sorts.
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The new Toyota Supra will make daily runs up the hill climb course at this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. A prototype version will be driven by chief engineer in charge of the project Tetsuya Tada and test driver Herwig Daenens.
The Toyota Supra prototype will be camouflaged in the black, red and white colours of Toyota Gazoo Racing similar that of the Le Mans 24 Hour winning Toyota TS050.
Also in attendance, but purely for display purposes will be the Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept. This is the same car that was unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The show car is made from lightweight composite materials. It features several motorsport necessities including a lowered ride height, racing wheels, dramatic aero bits and a cockpit equipped to competition standards.
Toyota has finally confirmed, though it wasn’t really a secret, that the new Toyota Supra will be powered by a front-mounted, inline six-cylinder engine. To match its older namesake the new version will also drive the rear wheels.
In a first for the two auto firms, Toyota and BMW have been collaborating on the development of the underpinnings of a rear-wheel drive sportscar. The Toyota version will be the Supra and the BMW Z4 is its closely related counterpart. It has been rumoured for some time that the Supra will use a BMW-sourced inline six-cylinder motor.
Toyota expects its new Toyota Supra to reach the market during the first half of 2019.