The Toyota GT 86 is one of those few sports that to this day still convince some of the purists. But today we get something more special, the Toyota GT 86 Shooting Brake, a prototype that comes directly from Australia. Apparently this design exercise had in place from 2014, when the chief engineer of the GT 86, Tetsuya Tada, moved to this country to work with the team of Toyota Australia.
The idea of doing a shooting brake was about the mind of an engineer and decided to show it in a scale model of clay. is Subsequently set to work to create the prototype to life-size, hand-made in Japan. The result rather amazing and attractive, a pity that it is only a prototype, since it brings a breath of fresh air to the Toyota GT 86, in addition to to increase its practicality.
Because although it has the distance between axes that the version of the coupé, the change in the body will allow for a greater interior space. In the front we can observe that there are no changes, although from the gates is where we see that begins to widen and grow your rear. The tailgate improve accessibility and we will have a trunk that is larger and more profitable.
These changes will only provide a extra weight of 39 kg, so that the Toyota GT 86 Shooting Brake will be able to continue using the same engine boxer four-cylinder and 2.0-liter that develops 200 BHP of power. So says the brand, has been testing and is fully functional, but unfortunately will not come to the market. The same thing has happened to a supposed convertible version of this model. Seeing the versatility of the GT 86, we hope that in your next generation able to see you in more variants.
Source – Toyota Australia