Toyota Supra Race Car Revealed For NASCAR Xfinity Series

Following a report earlier this year, Toyota has announced plans to compete in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with a new Supra-inspired race car.

Set to enter competition on February 16th, the model was jointly developed by Toyota Racing Development (TRD) USA and Calty Design Research. The race car has little in common with the upcoming production model and Toyota noted “TRD and Calty scaled [the] Supra to fit within NASCAR’s specifications for race vehicle entries in the NXS.”

While the two models will be quite different, a number of Supra styling cues carryover to the race car thanks to an extensive wrap. It features three large air intakes which reside below slender LED headlights and a protruding nose.

The production-inspired styling continues out back as the car has been equipped with slender taillights and a rear bumper that mimics the road-going model. The latter features a center-mounted third brake light which is flanked by a dual exhaust system.

 

 

The Supra will replace the previous Camry-inspired race car which has been competing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series since 2007. Over the course of its run, the car racked up four manufacturer championships, two driver championships and a total of 143 wins.

While the Camry won’t be competing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, the model will continue to have a presence in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Toyota also noted this will be the first year the company will a field a different model in all three of NASCAR’s national series as the automaker also competes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with a Tundra.

According to TRD President David Wilson, “We’ve had tremendous success working with Calty to develop race cars that match the look, feel and excitement of their showroom counterparts. We’re confident Calty and TRD have developed another race car, Supra, that is capable of winning races and championships.” Wilson went on to say the decision to use the Supra in NASCAR shows “how important this vehicle is to us.”

 

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  • Modern Studebaker

    Looks like a Studebaker.

    • Matt Johnson

      No it doesn’t look like a Studebaker.

    • Mr. EP9

      Please don’t insult Studebaker like that.

  • Jason Miller

    Kill it with fire. NASCAR needs a complete overhaul.

  • Spyder Hole Fantome

    Looks GaeAF!!!

  • Lloyd Anthony D Peters

    So. When’s the Toyota Supra Intimidator SS Edition gonna drop?

  • TheBelltower

    I guess to appeal to the NASCAR audience, the cars have to look like a 2003 Monte Carlo. Trashy

    • john1168

      LOL

  • Six Thousand Times

    Wow, that’s spectacularly ugly.

  • I don’t get their direction either, Camry is doing fine.

  • Randy Terpstra

    At least this Supra is powered by a Toyota engine. 😉

    • Spyder Hole Fantome

      True… unlike the Camry that outsources a Chevy.

      • Randy Terpstra

        Is Toyota out-sourcing, since the Triad sale?

        I was actually referring to the civvy version of the new upcoming Supra, which will be powered by BMW… :O

  • MultiKdizzle

    RELEASE THE SUPRA ALREADY GOD

  • fabri99

    Well that is beyond ugly.

  • Evo45

    It looks weird at front however, I guess that would count as a quirk of that car.

  • iea96

    That is absolutely horrendous. Hope the real thing will look a little better, but i’m not getting my hopes up.

  • nauticalone

    NASCAR is sad. First build a track that has drivers go around and around in circles then add vehicles that barely resemble the real vehicle and presto!….NASCAR.

  • Danai Kitudom

    Supra with the roof from Scion TC

  • Headache in a suitcase

    A race series that manages to take every brand participating and make them all look identical.

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