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Toyota Supra prototype to take on Goodwood Festival of Speed

Car enthusiasts around the world will be excited to hear that they’re set for a taste of the upcoming all-new Toyota Supra. A prototype version will makes its global debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK.

Toyota chief engineer Tetsuya Tada and Herwig Daenens will sprint the coupe up the famous hill climb course each day during the event, which runs from July 12 to 15. This will be the first official time that punters will be able to see and hear the new model.

Although the company has yet to confirm the new Supra will come to Australia, giving fans a chance to hear and see it in action at the famous event will certainly be the teaser many have been waiting for. Toyota Australia vice-president sales and marketing, Sean Hanley, said:

“The Supra nameplate commands enormous respect and there has been huge public interest in the development of the new model so we would like to see it on Australian roads. It’s a car that truly demonstrates Toyota’s commitment to building and selling cars that really stir the emotions and deliver superb driving excitement.”

The new Supra will come available with an in-line six-cylinder engine and rear-wheel drive. This is a great step to ensure the iconic nameplate lives up to its heritage, providing drivers with a true sports car that will be sure to entertain.

The prototype set for Goodwood is to be masked in the black, red and white colours of Toyota GAZOO Racing, with the final design details still not yet confirmed by the Japanese manufacturer.

Toyota has confirmed that the new Supra is expected to go on sale internationally in the first half of 2019.

Josh Bennis

Josh has worked within the automotive journalism landscape for the best part of a decade. He's driven everything from a 1972 Mazda 808 station wagon to an Aston Martin DBS. Josh's job is to make sure New Vehicle Buyer readers remain informed and entertained on a daily basis.

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