William Maley

Toyota News: Toyota 86 Shooting Brake Concept Comes From Australia

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William Maley    392

Most enthusiasts have a deep love for wagons. So it should come as no surprise as many enthusiasts are falling head over heels for this Toyota 86 Shooting Brake concept that was shown today in Australia.

 

The concept takes the 86's body and extends the roofline towards the back to create a wagon shape. What makes this concept really impressive is that it is fully functional as it has run a few laps on Toyota's various test tracks.

 

Back in 2014, the chief engineer for the 86, Tetsuya Tada was visiting Toyota's Australia office where he was shown a one-quarter scale clay model. He was impressed by the work that he decided to bring this idea to life. A hand-picked team in Japan built a full-size and functional concept.

 

Before you ask, there are no plans to put the Shooting Brake into production.

 

Source: Toyota

 


 

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Drew Dowdell    4,988

So I usually like shooting brakes, and this could have worked... But somehow I think it looks like someone grafted a second gen Pruis onto the back of an FRS

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dfelt    1,771

Honest question, why do they call this a shooting brake?

 

Second, who the hell let Thor hit the car with a lite smack of his hammer as the auto looks squished?

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Drew Dowdell    4,988

Honest question, why do they call this a shooting brake?

 

Second, who the hell let Thor hit the car with a lite smack of his hammer as the auto looks squished?

 

Shooting Brake is a body style.   Balth can explain

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