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Convertible Toyota GR Supra, TRD Sport Trailer among freshly-debuted SEMA builds

The Toyota TRD Sport Trailer is a extreme base camp trailer for overlanding enthusiasts.

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Earlier this year, Toyota revealed some unique builds around the time of year when SEMA would traditionally be held. The company is now revealing a second set of builds designed around on- and off-road performance.

"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 2021 GR Supra Sport Top and the TRD-Sport Trailer, among some additional content as well."

Highlights from Toyota's second wave of SEMA360 Showcase creations include:

2021 GR Supra Sport Top

2021 GR Supra Sport Top

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The new 2021 GR Supra Sport Top concept is a fresh take on the 2020 GR Supra Heritage Edition (see the 2020 version below) that debuted at Toyota's 2019 SEMA Show display, which included nine unique models. It has custom visual and performance upgrades that pay homage to the MKIV Supra from the late 90s.

This new model is a convertible that features much of the a reinforced frame, which allows two composite roof panels to be removed then stored in the car's trunk leaving no structural support in the cabin. Toyota's upmarket arm, Lexus, recently achieved similar with the 2021 LC 500 Convertible.

2021 GR Supra Sport Top

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Brand enthusiasts will note the car's MKIV-inspired basket handle wing and round taillights, which accent the modern profile of the car's piano black finished canopy.

Further, the white-painted car has black gloss wheels, darkened headlight and taillight housings, red mirror caps, and a black splitter.

2020 Toyota GR Supra Heritage Edition

2020 Toyota GR Supra Heritage Edition

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The 2020 version of this car picks up where the 2019 left off. It still makes over 500 horsepower, and now its appearance has been kicked up a notch, with design inspiration coming from its topless fraternal twin, the 2020 GR Supra Sport Top.

The 2020 GR Supra Heritage Edition is a one-off that is painted in Re-entry Red, has custom headlights, taillights, and a MKIV-style rear wing.

Toyota has paired the car's 500+ horsepower with bigger brakes as well as a tuned engine, turbocharger, and ECU. It has gotten a new front and rear suspension, adding to its performance capability.

Toyota TRD Sport Trailer

Toyota TRD Sport Trailer

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Your truck might be getting two beds soon. Inspired by the adventurers at overlanding expeditions across the U.S., Toyota has turned a Tacoma midsize pickup truck bed into a fully working trailer concept.

Designed to be a basecamp, the TRD Sport Trailer is able to be pulled by Toyota trucks and SUVs. 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.

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New minivan

Honda announces new Odyssey Sport

Sport is a new trim for the Odyssey minivan.

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The Honda Odyssey may not be the most exciting vehicle in the world, but it's getting a new Sport model that at least makes it look the part. Honda will release the model for the 2023 model year, and the Odyssey line overall will be offered with a new Honda Service Pass, which includes two years of complimentary scheduled maintenance.

The Odyssey Sport slots into the Honda catalog between the EX-L and Touring trims. It comes with gloss-black exterior trim and black 19-inch wheels outside, and black leather with red stitching inside. The cabin comes with red accent lighting on the dash and in the footwells, and the roof pillars and headliner are both black. Under the hood, the Odyssey Sport gets the same 3.5-liter V6 from years past. It makes 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque, and comes paired with a ten=speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive.

2023 Honda Odyssey SportThe Sport comes with dark exterior trim and unique leather upholstery with red stitching inside. Honda

All Odyssey models come with Honda Sensing safety equipment, which includes adaptive cruise control and pedestrian detection. The 2023 van hasn't been crash-tested yet, but the 2022 model earned a Top Safety Pick + award, so it's likely the new model will be rated similarly.

Honda Service Pass is a new program for 2023+ Honda vehicles. It covers routine scheduled maintenance for up to two years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first. Under the program, buyers get free oil changes, tire rotations, and multi-point inspections.

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The Supra finally gets a manual transmission for 2023.

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After an almost nonstop chorus of enthusiasts and journalists asking for a manual transmission in the new Supra, Toyota has gone and done it. The car will get an available six-speed manual transmission that will be available on both variants of the GR Supra 3.0, plus a limited-edition model on the U.S. market next year.

2023 Toyota Supra 3.0 MTToyota had to modify the car's interior for the new gearbox. Toyota

The A91-MT Edition Supra will be limited to 500 units, and gets two exterior colors with an exclusive Cognac leather interior. All 2023 Supras come with a 3.0-liter straight-six engine that makes 382 horsepower and 367 pound-feet of torque. Toyota says the six-speed manual has been specially tuned to work with the car's engine, and notes that it modified an existing transmission housing to come up with the design. The gearbox's final drive ratio is shortened to improve response and take-off.

Toyota had to modify the car's interior to accommodate a gearshift lever, so the iDrive controller and other buttons had to be relocated. The automaker says that it focused on the feeling of shifting, from the weight of the knob to the ergonomics and location of the component.

2023 Toyota Supra 3.0 MTThe limited-edition A91-MT trim gets an exclusive cognac leather interior.Toyota

A Supra with a manual gearbox is reason to celebrate, but availability is limited to the top Supra 3.0. The "base" Supra 2.0 won't get the transmission. Toyota says pricing and other information will be available later this year.

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