As of the publication of this article on April 7, we’re just days away from the official reveal of the Toyota GR 86 2022. Internet artists work fast, however, and we find it hard to think of a sporty coupe. which doesn’t look good with a bigger rear. The GR 86 is no exception, but this time we are struck by a curious achievement. The world already has a GR 86 shooting brake. Sort of, anyway.
Before we go any further, let us repeat what the title says. This is purely a work of fiction, one of the many well-done renderings we’ve seen from X-Tomi Design over the years. This time around, converting the coupe to a shooting brake looks fairly straightforward, as the GR 86 already has a short bridge at the rear. Straighten the roof, raise the rear pillar and voila – instant firing brake. Sounds good, but strangely, it’s also familiar. And we know why.
The rear pillar and glass appear to be borrowed from Toyota’s existing fun-to-drive three-door GR Yaris. The front clip of the 86 is obviously completely different from the Yaris, and the hood is longer to accommodate the north-south architecture of the 2.4-liter four-pot, six-speed transmission (automatic or manual). ).
From the A-pillar to the back, however, there are certainly all kinds of Yaris influences. The hot hatch hits above its weight class with a turbocharged three-cylinder engine driving all four wheels, and it’s sure to be quick. But a rear-drive hot hatch with three pedals could also be fun.
Of course, we will never know because this GR 86 shooting brake is purely fictitious. Beyond that, Toyota already owns the GR Yaris and would therefore never dream of injecting a powerful machine of the same stature into its range. Finally, Subaru would need to build it since the 86 is a cloned brother of the BRZ.
So yes, just look at the rendering and dream. And if you really love it – and you’re not in the US – just go buy a GR Yaris and let the dreams continue.