Behold, a Custom 2021 Toyota Supra That Pays Tribute To Classic 1990s-Era Sports Cars
Supra fans, rejoice.
The Japanese automaker unveiled the the 2021 GR Supra Sport Top at this year’s virtual SEMA event as a follow-up to the 2020 Supra Heritage Edition that debuted at the aftermarket tradeshow last year.
Car and Driver points out that the roof-optional design pays tribute to the fourth-generation Supras of the 1990s. It has what’s a essentially a composite targa top that’s stowed in the trunk, but with one key difference—there isn’t a view-impeding center bar running perpendicular to the windshield. Instead, large sections of the frame were reinforced to ensure structural rigidity.
As a sibling to the GR Supra Heritage Edition, the Sport Top delivers similar style cues like aggro MKIV-inspired basket handle wing and round taillights. But in coupe mode, there’s a stunning black piano-finished-canopy over the top.
When C&D asked about the plausibility of a production GR Supra Sport Top, a rep simply said it’s “just an awesome one-off concept. Nothing forward-looking to announce.”
While Toyota stays neutral, Twitter users are gushing over the topless Supra:
Okay, now this looks pretty cool. I love the lights and the rear spoiler, reminds me of the previous-gen Supra. I just hope it becomes more than a one-off. 😍
— Overdrive (@OverdriveInSA) December 21, 2020
OH !! Thats hot 👌
— Chami Fahd (@chamifahd) December 21, 2020
2021 GR Toyota Supra Sport Top 😍🤩😩#carpedia #carpediashow #toyota #supra #gr #gazooracing #sporttop #targa #2jz #2jznoshit #bmw #z4 #j29 #db #b58 #inlinesix #inline6 #twinturbo #trd https://t.co/1pHRSltFT7
— Carpedia Show (@Carpediashow) December 22, 2020
The Sport Top would be an awesome option on the the already badass 2021 Supra, which saw its largest turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six get boosted up from 335 to 382 hp for 2021. How hard can it be to make a removeable roof, anyway?