Rocky Auto Unveils Refreshed Toyota 2000GT Replica with New 2.0-Liter Engine and Convertible Option

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The Iconic Japanese Classic Gets a Modern Twist with Rocky Auto’s Latest Offering

Rocky Auto, renowned for crafting exquisite 2JZ-powered replicas of the classic Toyota 2000GT, is set to captivate automotive enthusiasts with its latest iteration. The newly revealed Rocky Auto 2000GT introduces a 2.0-liter powertrain, a departure from the 3.0-liter 2JZ engine, and offers an enticing open-top bodystyle for enthusiasts seeking a wind-in-the-hair driving experience.

Modern Power with a Nod to Tradition:
The heart of the Rocky Auto 2000GT beats with a 2.0-liter straight-six gasoline engine, adding a modern touch while aligning with the specifications of the original 2000GT. The choice of a smaller displacement engine positions the replica closer to the iconic Japanese classic’s heritage. Notably, the model’s authenticity is further emphasized by Japanese license plate conventions, where the plate series corresponds to the engine displacement, making the replica remarkably convincing.

Coupe and Convertible Unveiling:
In a move to correct historical omissions, Rocky Auto presents both coupe and convertible versions of the 2000GT. Toyota never officially offered a convertible variant, and Rocky Auto aims to rectify this by providing enthusiasts with an open-top experience. The design, faithful to the original, maintains the iconic styling of the 3000GT replica, showcasing meticulous craftsmanship. Unlike mass-produced vehicles, Rocky Auto’s models feature custom-made chassis beneath their handcrafted bodies, ensuring a unique and authentic driving experience.

Debut and Future Prospects:
The Rocky Auto 2000GT made its debut at the Nagoya Mobility Car Show, offering a glimpse of the refreshed classic. The official launch, scheduled at the Tokyo Auto Salon, will feature both coupe and open-top variants, allowing attendees to explore the modern reinterpretation of the iconic model. Alongside the launch, specifications for the 2.0-liter engine will be revealed, and orders will be accepted. While pricing details are yet to be disclosed, the previous replica’s starting price around $200,000 positions it as an attractive option for enthusiasts seeking the allure of the Toyota 2000GT without the rarity and expense of an original model.