The New Supra Looks Best In White, Just Like the 2000GT

Image: Toyota

The new Supra isn’t coming soon. It’s here, and there’s already a color that looks best. Some of us around here can’t get enough of the Nitro Yellow the car comes in, and it’s hard to blame them. A shouty car ought to be a shouty color, right? You didn’t buy a Supra to have it ignored along the curb, did you?

Just one thing though. There’s a better color that BMWToyota will slap on your new sports car: Absolute Zero White.

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Not every car can pull off a white paint job. Slabbier sedans and crossovers tend to look like washing machines in base-spec white, and white vans are a phenomenon. The Supra, though, makes the most of its white paint, with its bulges, folds, and creases throwing shadows around.

Now, this would be a much more difficult argument to make if the car didn’t just look good in white, but it still wouldn’t be hard. Why? Because even though this new car is a Supra, it’s actually got quite a bit in common with the 2000GT, Toyota’s first real halo car.

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Like the 2000GT, the Supra has a straight-6 powering the rear wheels, was born of a joint project with another firm (Yamaha, in the 2000GT’s case), and has a baby brother (the 86 to the 2000GT’s 800GT). The 2000GT also only had two seats, a feature it shares with the new Supra but not Supras past.

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More important than any of those commonalities, though, is how good both the cars look in white. Many press photos of the 2000GT (and the one-off convertible version driven by James Bond in You Only Live Twice) were painted a simple non-metallic white that showed off the sculpted shape of the 2000GT.

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Bond’s 2000GT
Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The 2000GT rocked the white paint job, and the 2020 Supra will too. You’ll see. You’ll come around. I promise.

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