Toyota has revealed the new dramatic 2-door 86 concept car with shooting brake inspired by the Transformers movie. The new prototype adds practical styling to the rear of the car.
Designed in Australia, the new Toyota 86 concept car is already garnering a huge fan base across the globe, but there’s very little likelihood that it will go into mass production.
According to Toyota 86 global Chief Engineer, Tetsuya Tada, he was inspired to support the project when shown a one-quarter scale clay model during his visit to Australia in November 2014.
“I was totally surprised, and I liked it so much I arranged for my expert takumi prototype craftsmen to hand-build the ‘Shooting Brake’ concept based on the Australian design. The concept car is a fully functional, driveable vehicle that has been put through its paces on Toyota test tracks,” he said.
The 86 ‘Shooting Brake’ retains the wheelbase and front end design of the regular coupe, but the roof and rear quarter have been modified to enable a more spacious and elongated trunk.
This results into improved luggage space and generous headroom for rear passengers. Although the Melbourne-based Toyota design team came up with the striking design, it maintains this is purely a one-off concept car that will never reach production.