This 2022 Toyota GR86 Convertible Is Strangely Attractive
This Hungarian rendering of a Toyota GR86 Convertible has got us wondering whether Toyota would go for an open-top version of their compact sports carby Dim Angelov, on LISTEN 02:15
The Toyota GR86 is certainly one of the more pleasant surprises in the automotive world. In times when cars are becoming bigger, heavier, and much more complex, car enthusiasts begged for a car that’s simple, sporty, and relatively attainable. That being said, the Toyota GR86 may be available as both a Toyota and a Subaru product, but it only comes in coupe form. Although we definitely don’t mind that, some of us have wondered how a convertible version would look like.
We find the answer in X-Tomi Design’s Facebook page. X-Tomi Design is a virtual tuning studio that creates cool renderings of existing vehicles. One of their latest works involves the new Toyota GR86, which has had its hardtop removed by the virtual tuning studio.
Actually, this is not the first time we’ve seen renderings of a convertible version, as the GT86, or simply 86, was also touched by more than a few graphic designers, in order to become a convertible. The rendering created by X-Tomi Design certainly looks believable. Some might notice some resemblance to the SW30 Toyota MR2/MR-S, proportion-wise. Nevertheless, the GR86 doesn’t look awkward, like some other cars that were never conceived as convertible.
It’s worth noting that the Mazda MX-5/Miata has been a convertible throughout its entire existence as a model. The Hungarian virtual tuning studio definitely had a great idea about the GR86. However, turning it into a convertible would not make it more competitive. Moreover, the MX-5 has established itself as the best affordable sports car and roadster.
Besides, there are the obvious drawbacks when it comes to turning a car into a convertible, like loss of chassis rigidity and increased weight, which definitely won’t do the GR86 any favors performance-wise.
Still, the virtual studio has done a great job, and thanks to them we know what the new Toyota GR86 would look like, had they decided to make a convertible version.
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Source: X-Tomi Design