It’s nice to see car manufacturers focused on the future, but sometimes looking back can be fun. Take for example the Toyota GR Supra Sport Top, inspired by the 90s in 2021, which was due to make its public debut at SEMA earlier this year.
Unfortunately, the beautiful semi-open top concept never received a public gift after the annual event was canceled earlier this fall due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But luckily, Toyota released a series of photos of the nostalgic speedster earlier this week.
Inspired by the beloved Supra MKIV, which was produced between 1993 and 1999, the Sport Top is basically last year’s GR Supra Heritage Edition SEMA concept, only without a solid roof. A homage to Supra’s removable tops from the past, the car’s “roof” consists of two composite panels with a 3-D print that can be removed and placed in the trunk, turning the vehicle into a semi-convertible, according to the carmaker. And unlike some cars with removable roof panels, there is no central strip that connects the windshield to the rear window, but only “just open air as far as the eye can see.”
But that’s not the only difference between the Super Top and the standard Supra 2021 GR. Like the Heritage Edition, this model also has the MKIV trademark “basket handle” rear wings and round taillights, along with a brand new diffuser. The rest of the car looks about the same as today’s Supra. The rounded exterior is finished in alpine white with a Piano Black canopy top, skirt and racing-style rims. It also has red mirrors and brake calipers that match its leather interior.
According to the concept, the concept will be powered by the same in-line six from BMW as the standard Supra 2021 GR Car and driver. This mill is capable of producing 382 hp and 368 ft lbs of torque, which is good for an increase of 47 horsepower and 3 ft lbs of revolutions compared to the 2020 model.
Unfortunately, the GR Supra Super Top is just a concept for now. Still, given the stunning reception the photos have received, along with the fact that the sports car is aimed at enthusiasts, there may still be hope for a semi-open variant of the GR Supre.