I actually like it and hope that Toyota comes out with a design similar to that rendering.
I'm still butt-hurt about how it never looked even close to thisGreat point @pngrant54. I think Toyobaru has no excuse but to step up the design differences.
Taking design cues from the Subaru Viziv concept for the BRZ would be a good start:
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I think it can work, but if done very selectively. They bombed the Supra project so badly that this is at least one way to benefit from it.If the Supra's design cues and design philosophy is going to be the basis for Toyota's lineup overall Im not complaining. Those taillights looks really nice on the Sienna.
I'd prefer more of this than more of the Supra. Let the Supra be unique on its own as Toyota's top sports car. But at the same time that Sienna does look good.I think it can work, but if done very selectively. They bombed the Supra project so badly that this is at least one way to benefit from it.
What Toyota really needs to do, is more of the approach taken with the GR Yaris.
That is one good looking minivan...if I ever ventured down the minivan path it would be this.Toyota is hyping up that the new Sienna minivan has a rear design inspired by the Supra. Sounds like we will see a similar rear treatment on the new 86.
How 2021 Toyota Sienna Designers Found Inspiration in the Supra and Bullet TrainsCan you call a minivan hot? Toyota thinks so.www.thedrive.com
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Might be possible. Looking at the rear of the rollout BRZ, some of the key bits in the back are plastic - especially the deck spoiler and the exhaust/diffuser panel. Those could be replaced with alternates without killer manufacturing costs. The lights are probably a no-go for changes.I'm a big fan of the Supras butt, but I may be a little biased lol. I absolutely love the rear angles of the car. I can definitely see Toyota giving the 86 a slight Supra treatment, from the test mule we saw on the track i believe they have inspiration from the supra in the front end and slightly in the rear.
Just waiting on that reveal to see full details, hopefully we get something soon lol.
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The relatively easy changes are the plastic bits - spoiler and lower panel at the rear and grill/bumper at the front - change parts source bins between assembly shifts, screw/tape on the different bits and you get a different looking car.Apex-I assume you meant that the BRZ should take design cues from the Subaru Viziv. The 86 should, I think, take design cues from the Supra and other Toyota products. Looking at the current mule perhaps that is one area is subject to change in terms of overall shape. However it appears that the headlights seem already set and the reveal must be fairly close(within the next 30 days or so). So I'm wondering if the mule is going actually change all that much. The Shape appears to be set from the California Subaru meet up. The front end seems much more rounded then the Viziv concept and the fender flairs seems more conservative front and rear. I like what I've seen of the new car so far. My assumption is that if the 86 is appearing later we will see another mule with a different front and rear design. However I do not expect the 86 mule will show until after the BRZ reveal.
It's easy to do and if the designers called the shots I'm sure they would but stuff like this is where the penny pinchers come in and ruin all the fun.The relatively easy changes are the plastic bits - spoiler and lower panel at the rear and grill/bumper at the front - change parts source bins between assembly shifts, screw/tape on the different bits and you get a different looking car.