One of the most popular features of the previous generation Supras was the Targa-top. You may remember it in the first Fast and Furious movie when Paul Walker popped the roof of a bright orange Supra and jumped onto a truck to save a life. Now, the Targa top option has returned to the new GR Supra. Unfortunately, it's only a concept built for this year's digital SEMA show.
Dubbed the GR Supra Sport Top Concept, building it was more complicated than just sawing the roof off and calling it a day. Toyota's build team needed to reinforce large sections of the body to ensure that structural integrity is retained. Meanwhile, the Targa roof is a lightweight composite panel that can be stored inside the trunk for storage. For proper open-top goodness, no center bars are obstructing the sky.
As a nod to the previous-generation Supra, Toyota also fitted an A80-inspired basket handle wing to the concept. The taillights have also been changed to feature round designs similar to the MKIV Supra. Though not mentioned, it is also equipped with the same parts as the Heritage Concept. We're surprised these haven't been offered as optional parts yet considering they were shown at last year's SEMA Show as well.
With the Targa-top fitted on, it's hard to tell that the GR Supra concept here is, well, a Targa model. It looks like a standard GR Supra albeit with a few modifications, that is, until you pop the roof off. The best part? It looks ready to hit production already.
The only question now is whether the GR Supra Sport Top concept will remain a concept. Hopefully, Toyota does put it into production sometime in the future. This way, customers who want some open-air goodness with their GR Supra will have another option to choose from aside from buying a BMW Z4.