Toyota GT86 with manga-inspired design

Toyota GT86 with manga-inspired design

0 comments 📅09 November 2016, 03:30

Japanese marque Toyota has created a manga-inspired GT86 concept, based on the cult Japanese manga droll series Initial D – it has been kitted out to contest its comic book predecessor, which was driven by characteristic Takumi Fujiwara, tofu delivery driver and vagabond.

It was in Initial D that the iconic AE86 Corolla of the 1980s was immortalised, and it’s this car that inspired the present-day Toyota GT86, which is available at Lancaster Toyota. The Introductory D concept, created by Toyota’s UK special projects responsibility, takes this influence to a whole new uniform, with panda-style monochrome livery and sundry Japanese market components.

Special projects crew member, Joe Clifford, commented: ‘Right from the start, the Toyota GT86 was developed as a car that would sue to enthusiasts, whether in standard trim or as an exploitable secure for further modifications. With this Beginning D concept we not only acknowledge how important the AE86 was in influencing Toyota’s contemporary approach to sports cars but also exhibit how the GT86 can be aesthetically and dynamically improved with more simple aftermarket accessories. But perhaps most of all, we righteous thought it was an achingly cool idea.’

Manga artist Sonia Leong was commissioned by Toyota to visualize a series of panoramic backdrops for the real GT86 to be seen in comical strip action scenes. Previously, Sonia created a manga murkiness that features the AYGO – and now, a new video has been released showing definitely what the GT86 Initial D can do. Watch it right here.


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