Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
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Toyota Supra teased again, Australian availability yet to be confirmed

Toyota Supra teased again, Australian availability yet to be confirmed

The development model will be seen in action on the hill course at the famous motoring celebration in the United Kingdom, making an exclusive contribution to the programme for the festival's silver jubilee year.

Although it will be closely related to the upcoming new BMW Z4 as the Supra has been developed in conjunction with the German auto giant and will share many components with the new Z4, the two cars are going to look very different from each other.

Toyota has released a fresh teaser image of its upcoming Supra as well as confirmed that the new version of the sports auto will be offered with an inline six-cylinder engine.

On the upside, the vehicle will make daily runs up the festival's hill course, where it will be driven by chief engineer Tetsuya Tada, and "master driver" Herwig Daenens. Created by TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, this concept heralded the return of the Supra name when it was unveiled at this year's Geneva Motor Show. It explores the potential for a high-performance competition model, featuring dramatic bodywork crafted in advanced, lightweight composite materials, lowered suspension, racing wheels and cockpit equipped to competition standards. Spy images of development vehicles have hitherto provided the best view of the road auto, shorn of its racing equipment and bodywork.

Gazoo Racing also runs three Yaris WRC cars in the World Rally Championship and the TS050 Hybrid sports cars that recently claimed a historic one-two victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Now, with the showcasing of a production prototype at Goodwood Estate in south-east England, Toyota has confirmed that the new Supra is expected to go on sale internationally in the first half of 2019.

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