Toyota revealed the Camry NASCAR Cup-spec this week at the Detroit Auto Show along with the eighth generation production sedan. We expected to get a six or four cylinder engine. But the new Toyota Camry gets V8 5.9 liter pushrod producing 725 HP. It sends power to the rear wheel via a manual four speed transmission. The company’s Calty Design studio and Toyota Racing Development collaborated and is responsible for the design. It was kept as a secret, so that the NASCAR fans would not have any idea what is coming till it make its debut. Ed Laukes is the vice president of Toyota Motor Sales integrated marketing.
In the NASCAR press release, he said that the Toyota Camry 2018 NASCAR race car has been years in the making. So to reveal it simultaneously with the new production Camry is like a milestone moment for the organization. Its goal is to maintain a parallel design characteristic. So that the fans can enjoy while driving the Camry. It closely resembles its favorite NASCAR driver races each weekend. The new Toyota Camry will hit the track at Daytona next month.
The production model has already reached the showrooms months before in the summer. All the models like Ford Fusion, Chevrolet SS and Camry will hit the track in February at Daytona. The stars like Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin, Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch already lined up to drive it in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. In 2015, Busch took the Cup in a Toyota. Last year the manufacturer won the first championship. So the new Toyota Camry has some high expectations.