2013 NASCAR Toyota Camry Unveiled

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Similar to the NASCAR Dodge Charger and Ford Fusion that were revealed earlier this year, Toyota’s newest entry to NASCAR looks to more closely resemble its production model.

The 2013 Toyota Camry was introduced looking much like its production counterpart and will compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starting next season. TRD worked closely with Calty Design, which is part of the Japanese automaker’s global network design team, to help create the race car that incorporates elements of America’s best-selling car.

This is all part of a bigger goal for NASCAR and the four competing automakers to help put the ‘S’ back in NASCAR – stock. One of the major changes from NASCAR is allowing the automakers to exchange glass for solid body pieces.

“When everyone at Toyota first saw the design of the 2013 Camry, the first reaction was, ‘They’re actually going to let you race a car that looks like that’,” said Andy Graves, TRD’s vice president of chassis engineering. “That just demonstrates how excited everyone was about the new design of the Camry stock car.”

As much as it might look a lot like a street Camry, this isn’t. As is the case with stock cars, it features a tube frame chassis, V8 and rear-wheel drive. A grocery-getter this isn’t.

GALLERY: 2013 NASCAR Toyota Camry

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Stephen Marcus Colmar Stephen Marcus Colmar on May 28, 2012

    Thanks: Toyota Camry is really a superb car and it run in a very good and better way on the track It has also the new feature of the Electronic power steering and have nice bumper and taillight.