TOYOTA GT 86 GETS THE CHOP
No, that chop - just a speedster conversion for an appearance at the weekend's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
Toyota GT 86 as we know it - and a slightly mad-looking but officially endorsed Speedster chop built for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach event at the weekend. The car was actually announced last week but seems to have kept a low profile outside of its home turf. But we thought it worthy of a shout!
Scion's job is to peddle Toyotas to the 'youth' market in the States, which means lots of Mini-style flirtations with the iPhone-owning masses and occasionally cringeworthy examples of big business trying to get down with the kids. In fairness Scion has also embraced US custom culture in a big way, bringing a mad selection of IQs along to last year's SEMA show including a rear-driven mid-engined version and a roofless 'Pit Boss' by Cartel Customs.
All of which contrives to offer a closer glimpse of what the rumoured GT 86roadstermight look like than that achieved by Riggers and 10 minutes in Photoshop...