► One-off Toyota GT86 estate
► Shooting brake styling study
► Australian design team's vision
Ever wondered what would happen if you slung an estate rear end on to the Toyota GT86? Well, the company's Australian styling studio did - and here's the result.
The Toyota GT86 Shooting Brake is a one-off and, sadly, is not destined for production any time soon. Which is a shame: we're intrigued by the neatly incorporated rear end, topped with a nifty wraparound spoiler spurring out of the sharply angled C-pillar.
Maybe not quite a junior Ferrari FF or GTC4 Lusso on the cheap, but a head-turning experiment nonetheless.
It was built by the Japanese manufacturer's Australian design outpost, as an exercise in how far the coupe range could be stretched. And Toyota admits it's a fully functioning, driveable concept...
Why not build it then? Dog owners in a rush would lap it up!
It all comes down to numbers, stupid. While enthusiasts may be going gaga over the idea of a more practical rear-wheel drive wagon, the business case is on slightly shakier ground.
Still, at least the GT86's chief engineer, Tetsuya Tada, is quoted as being a fan of the Shooting Brake concept. '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.'
Check out Toyota reviews - including several GT86 drives - here.