This widebody, convertible Supra is a thing of JDM dreams
The return of the Supra name hasn't been plain sailing, with many unimpressed by its shared history with the BMW Z4. Top Gear's Chris Harris even said that it smells like a BMW. However, there is one major difference between the two sportscars: the Supra has a fixed roof, as opposed to the BMW’s convertible design.
In an effort to change even that difference, a team from the NATS Nihon Automobile College in Japan has had a go at creating a roofless version of the 2020 Supra.
Forget the BMW Cluster Architecture platform and the turbocharged inline-6 engine, this particular car is pure JDM. It’s based on the chassis of a second-generation Lexus SC, but even more impressively, it’s powered by the iconic 2JZ powerplant that’s best associated with the A80 Supra from the 1990s.
Just like pretty much every 2JZ engine in existence, this particular example isn’t quite as it was when it left the factory. In fact, a massive turbocharger means it now produces an epic 600hp.
To create the body, the team of students used panels from a standard, fifth generation Supra. They are combined with an immense wide body kit to extend the arches and a set of Aventador-esque scissor doors.
All this stereotypical tuning is strongly reminiscent of the orange Supra that Paul Walker drove in the first Fast and Furious movie. However, that car had somewhat of a targa top roof, which makes you wonder what the new Supra face would look like with a removable top. Either way, a lack of roof usually means an increased risk of a burnt head. If you choose to drive this monster, you may be interested in a cap to keep the sun off your head.