By SEMA Editors
Toyota’s second wave of custom SEMA vehicles broke cover this week, just in time for the holidays. The ’21 GR Supra Sport Top and overlanding-ready TRD-Sport Trailer ensure that Toyota’s on- and off-road performance and adventure concepts continue to inspire Toyota fans and the automotive aftermarket.
Toyota previously unveiled four builds in its wave one SEMA360 Showcase presentation, held November 2, 2020. SEMA360 is SEMA’s online program connecting the automotive aftermarket industry in a year that made the traditional SEMA Show impossible.
“Our wave one reveals whet Toyota fans’ appetite with four creations—a bold, hand-painted GR Supra, two GR Supra drift cars and an outrageous overlanding-ready Tacoma pickup,” said Ed Laukes, group vice president–Toyota Division Marketing. “But we saved the best for last, and today we’re proud to show off our latest creations, the ’21 GR Supra Sport Top and the TRD-Sport Trailer, among some additional content as well.”
The new ’21 GR Supra Sport Top concept is a perfect follow up to the ’20 GR Supra Heritage Edition that debuted at Toyota’s 2019 SEMA Show display, featuring custom visual and performance upgrades paying homage to the MKIV Supra from the late ‘90s. And Toyota’s TRD-Sport Trailer answers the backroads adventure calling and the growing popularity of overlanding getaways in a year where socializing with family and friends is a challenge.
Highlights from Toyota’s second wave of SEMA360 Showcase creations include:
’21 GR Supra Sport Top
Inspired by the GR Supra Heritage Edition that debuted last year, Toyota set out to dream up a fitting companion. Conceptualizing an open-air tribute to removable-top Supra models of the past, the team put much thought into the unprecedented task of removing the roof and a significant part of the GR Supra’s structure.
The crew ensured structural rigidity by reinforcing large sections of the vehicle’s frame. The removable roof includes two composite panels that can be stored in the car’s trunk. Unlike a “T-Top” car, there is no center bar down the middle; just open air as far as the eye can see.
As a sibling to the GR Supra Heritage Edition, the Sport Top delivers similar styling cues, including the MKIV-inspired basket handle wing and round taillights. At the same time, it has a striking profile all its own that includes a black piano-finish canopy over the top.
Overlanding’s growing popularity inspired the Toyota team to think outside the box, as they sought to make a true overland trailer out of a Tacoma pickup bed. The TRD-Sport Trailer concept serves as a base camp to extend adventurers’ off-highway fun while being pulled by a Toyota truck or SUV.
It features a remote-operated scissor-lift that raises a platform several feet out of the bed. There’s a Yakima four-person tent with an awning and fly fishing-pole holders, a custom-built toilet and trash can, a refrigerator, a hot water heater, fresh and gray water holding tanks, a slide-out sink and stove, and efficient campsite lighting.
’20 GR Supra Heritage Edition
This 500-plus hp sportscar debuted late last year, and it makes an encore appearance in 2020 as the inspiration for this year’s GR Supra Sport Top. Returning to the spotlight for Toyota’s second wave of content, this one-off creation painted in Re-entry Red continues to excite fans with its retro-inspired custom headlights, taillights and MKIV-style rear wing. Upgrades, such as bigger brakes, a tuned engine, turbocharger and ECU, and custom front and rear suspension, ensure optimal performance. The Ornamental Conifer Supra and the 4WD Overland-Ready Tacoma also get a reprise from last month with a freshening of new materials.
The final episodes for the GR Supra Sport Top and TRD-Sport Trailer can be found here: