The Goodwood Festival of Speed is happening in England right now, and there’s a couple of neo-nostalgics headed up the hill. Here’s the first running footage for the A90 Toyota Supra and the Nissan GT-R50.
The 1.16-mile hillclimb up Lord March’s vast front lawn has become a showcase for not only performance and racing machines of all vintages and kinds, but an opportunity for automakers to show off their latest prototypes.
The new Supra was unveiled in Gazoo Racing form in March at the Geneva Motor Show, but this is the first official public viewing of the production car. Unfortunately, it’s still under camouflage, which means it looks exactly like hundreds of spy photos easily googleable across the web.
Still, it has a healthy sounding exhaust note, thanks to what is presumed to be a BMW inline-six. Though it was co-developed with BMW and shares a platform with the next Z4, Toyota has assured fans that the Supra will drive differently and feel more like a pure sports car while the Z4 will remain a luxury roadster.
Toyota’s long-time rival Nissan is showing the recently unveiled GT-R50, created to celebrate the Hakosuka GT-R’s 50th anniversary in 2019. Tuned to 710 horsepower with upgraded brakes and suspension and reskinned both inside and out, the prototype was built at famed carrozzeria Italdesign, itself in the midst of a 50 year anniversary.
Incredibly, Nissan says it will actually build this car. Production will be limited to only 50 units, and cost a whopping $1.06 million each. At that price, each one better be hand-built by Italian hand models and those accents made of real gold.
Anyway, because these are expensive prototypes neither automaker really gooses it up the hill. You can see more Festival of Speed footage on YouTube, including a live stream. Which would you rather have in your garage?