If you’re anything like us, you’ve been awaiting updates on the Supra ever since Toyota revealed plans to bring it back. Recently, the automaker announced the legendary race car is returning to the race track via the NASCAR Xfinity Series early next year! But when exactly is the new Toyota Supra making its debut?
The Supra is scheduled to make a triumphant return in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona on February 16, 2019. Although that’s still quite a long time from now, we can be a part of the build-up as Toyota reveals new information about the NASCAR Supra. In the meantime, here’s what we know so far.
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What do we know about the NASCAR Supra?
Toyota has been working on the racing Supra with TRD (Toyota Racing Development) and Calty Design Research since 2017, which means a lot of care and effort has gone into this legendary race car. It is expected to produce over 700 horsepower and reach speeds exceeding 200 mph, allowing it to take on the competition with ease.
Although the Supra, like other racing models, has been transformed in order to fit within NASCAR’s specifications, we can still expect the look and feel of a Toyota to shine through. Not to mention, the racing community is expecting great things from the Supra. Drivers like Kyle Busch have already expressed interest in being able to get behind the wheel.
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What are Toyota’s race cars?
In addition to the Supra as the latest addition to the lineup, Toyota has multiple other models involved in motorsports in America.
- Camry (NASCAR national series, NHRA Funny Car competition, ARCA Racing Series, regional touring series)
- Tundra (NASCAR national series)
- 86 (Formula Drift)
- Corolla Hatchback (Formula Drift)
- Engines for dirt midget racing