One of the world's most eagerly anticipated new sports car from the celebrated Japanese automaker, the Toyota Supra, is finally set to make its international debut in prototype form at the illustrious Goodwill Festival of Speed in the UK, Toyota has announced.
In true Toyota fashion, the Toyota Supra will make its first moving appearance right before its camouflage is removed. The company shares that the development variant will be seen in action right on the hilly course at the disclosed location. The flaunting of the new sports car coincides with the motoring celebration in the UK. The new car will be paraded as part of the company's exclusive contribution for the festival's silver jubilee year.
The Toyota Supra prototype will be managed on the hill course by Chief Engineer Tetsuya Tada, who handles the entire Supra project, and Master Driver Herwig Daenens.
Toyota has also confirmed that the Toyota Supra model in the spotlight will remain faithful to its famed heritage and will come as a pure, sports car which uses a front-mounted, in-line six-cylinder engine, accompanied by a rear-wheel drive.
The new Toyota Supra is expected to be equipped with a turbocharged 3.0-litre straight-six dual overhead cam engine which can produce to up to 335bhp at 5500rpm and 332lb ft of torque at 1380-5200rpm. Meanwhile, the vehicle's six-pot engine is bound to send drive rearwards through an eight-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. Both powertrain parts are taken from BMW units which are also shared with the imminent BMW Z4.
The said Toyota Supra prototype will be under a camouflage of black, red, and white, courtesy of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing colors. The car will be seen in action on July 12 to 15 during the festival. Toyota is expected to launch the Toyota Supra to the market during the first half of 2019. And as it is one of the firm's top models, the Supra is predicted to cost more significantly than the Toyota 86.
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