Toyota 86 Gets Chopped Into A Pickup?
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The pickup market is the hottest segment in the auto industry, but we wouldn’t have believed this small pickup if we didn’t see it. The Toyota 86 has been chopped into a pickup body and will appear at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2019. According to reports from TheMiceTimes in Asia, it was the latest project by Japanese tuner Nihon Automobile College (NATS).
We know Toyota and Subaru would never take the 86/BRZ and chop it into a pickup, but it looks like a fun project for NATS. The report says the team’s goal was to make it look like the Lamborghini Urus and goes by the name “NATS Urus 86” and the sports car-truck is street-legal.
If you remember the Subaru Brat, this Toyota 86 is also chopped right behind the front seats to open up into a (very) small pickup bed. The NATS Urus 86 rides on 20-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 265/50/20 Nitto tires.
What would make this 86 pickup a true performance sports-truck is what the NATS team did to the 2.0-liter Subaru Boxer engine. The flat-four Boxer has been modified to produce 270 hp (200 kW) and 224 lb-ft of torque (304 Nm). It’s been outfitted with a GReddy turbocharger and the internals have been upgraded to handle all that extra power.
No other details have been released, but the modified Toyota NATS Urus 86 will make its official reveal at the Tokyo Auto Salon on January 11-13, 2019.
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