With the coming of the Supra, Toyota is turning over a new leaf by becoming less boring. Sure, the Camry has transformed into something edgier and all, but it’s not a car that exactly gets your heart pumping. Thankfully, it looks like the Supra will take NASCAR by storm, replacing the current crop of race-prepped Camrys, per Sports Business Journal.
That would mean the Supra and Ford Mustang would go head-to-head in the NASCAR Xfinity Series next year. As they say, you win on Sunday and sell on Monday. But there’s the issue of the possibility the Supra will be super expensive and made in limited quantities. I really hope that isn’t the case, but if so this arrangement could be even more… interesting.
People are speculating Toyota would use the Supra in the Monster Energy Series as well, competing against the Mustang and the Chevy Camaro ZL1. That would spell plenty of excitement, plus using a Camry against those cars would be foolhardy.
Back to that report, it cites six sources, all of them unnamed. In other words, it’s possibly a crapshoot. If it turns out to be true, the NASCAR Supras would use a naturally-aspirated V-8 and a four-speed manual transmission, thanks to the sport’s regulations.