The Toyota 2000GT, much like the GR Supra, is a car from the brand that is loved by many and remains a timeless icon. Considering only 337 production units were assembled, they are pretty hard to come by. If you do happen to find a listing of one, don’t expect to pay anything less than $900,000. Thankfully, for those fans who just can’t let go, a company in Japan called Rocky Auto, is developing a replica which it calls the 3000GT.
The mission of this boutique builder is to reproduce the famous car with modern technology so that fans can enjoy it with specifications that are higher than that of the original. The project is being supervised by Hiroshi Hosoya who participated in the first Japan Grand Prix in 1963 before going on to become a professional driver for Toyota where he had a hand in developing the original model.
The Toyota 2000GT replica will employ Toyota’s famous 2JZ 3.0-liter straight-six engine sans turbocharging. Alternatively, buyers can spec a Prius drivetrain if you want to look after the environment in style. The chassis will also benefit from a more modern suspension and comfort features such as air conditioning and power steering. The dimensions of this new creation will not be in line with the original model because of these adjustments as well as the current safety standards for production cars.
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