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Shooting brake version of GT86 unveiled in Australia; no plans for production but concept has been driven on track

Toyota GT86 Shooting Brake concept has been revealed in Sydney, Australia, following in the footsteps of the brand's well-received GT86 sportscar.

Developed by Toyota Australia’s product design team, the concept is said to be a driveable vehicle that has been put through its paces on Toyota test tracks.

Toyota 86 chief engineer Tetsuya Tada said the “nicely weighted and direct steering of the 86 ensures the car retains the involving drive experience of the coupé with a slightly more neutral feel in tight corners”.

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.

"The Shooting Brake concept is a classy option for active couples or a second car for families who want something different," said Toyota Australia marketing boss Brad Cramb. "Equally suited to weekends away as well as the track, it's a car you could buy with your head and your heart."

Tada added that Toyota wanted to gauge reaction to the concept, although it was conceived as an internal design study and there were no plans for production.

"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."

Toyota UK said the concept was a “local Toyota Australia project unveiled at launch of local GT86 race series” and there were no plans for production.

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mx5xm 9 May 2016

Multi sports car!

Make this FF/CRZ good looking car to compete with the 4 seater coupes and the convertible version to compete with the MX-5 and you have a sporting car threesome from Toyota that would be hard to beat. Rear wheel drive, excellent handling, reliability and the Toyota service/warranty should seal the deal for any car enthusiast!
ahaus 8 May 2016

Produce it!!!

It is a sharp looking car that has a hint of Ferrari FF styling cues. But I agree that the performance should match the sleek and sporty look. It doesn't have to be much as the GT86 is already fairly light, maybe 240hp should be enough to give it some real sporting intensions.

The Hyundai Veloster GT Turbo has really cool looks, albeit a bit quirky, but the sporty Turbo option does very little to add any sportiness to the rather econobox base model.

Peter Cavellini 7 May 2016

Well!,why not?

Different,but good, i think it would sell.