More details about long-awaited sports car revealed

The company's European arm has confirmed the fourth-generation Toyota Supra will make its debut in prototype form at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Unfortunately the vehicle will be clad in the black, red and white camouflage seen here, and in an earlier teaser.

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. The 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed runs from July 12 to 15, UK time.

The automaker has also reconfirmed the new Supra "will be faithful to its distinguished heritage as pure, sports car thoroughbred by using a front-mounted, in-line six-cylinder engine and rear-wheel drive".

Toyota Europe also says it "expects" the new Supra to go on sale internationally during the first half of 2019.

Sean Hanley, vice president in charge of sales and marketing for Toyota Australia, was unable to confirm if the new Supra will make it to Australia.

"The Supra nameplate commands enormous respect and there has been huge public interest in the development of the new model so we would like to see it on Australian roads," Hanley said.

The new Supra, codenamed 'A90', is being co-developed with the BMW. Under the skin and within the cabin, the revived sports car shares many parts with the next-generation BMW Z4.

Although both vehicles ride on the same platform, and will be built alongside one another at Magna Steyr's factory in Graz, Austria, the German and Japanese automakers have been at pains to point out the two cars are distinctly styled, and have been tuned to drive differently.