The design was penned by the automaker’s Australian arm and proved to be a major hit with 86 chief engineer Tetsuya Tada, so much so that he ordered the car be built.
“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,” Tada said in a statement. “The concept car is a fully functional, drivable vehicle that has been put through its paces on Toyota test tracks.”
No performance or powertrain figures have been given, but it’s likely the concept uses the existing 2.0-litre flat four from the GT86 which churns out 197bhp.
The prototype was hand-built in Japan under the direction of the global sports division, with Toyota saying the four-seat sports car offers more rear head room and luggage space.
“While we never say never, and I would love this concept to become a production reality, it is very much a concept that demonstrates the passion within Toyota for cars that are fun to drive,” Tada concluded. So guys, it’s time to share your comments because Toyota wants your reaction. Should the Toyota 86 Shooting Brake be made?