The gorgeous Toyota GR86 Roadster has been spotted out in the wild; Of course, there is a catch
photo: demetr0s_designs / instagram
This year, Toyota has opted for a tidal wave of new model introductions, facelifts, and special editions. We’ve seen champions like the 2023 Corolla Cross Hybrid, the 2024 Grand Highlander, the 2024 Tacoma, and the 2024 Land Cruiser. We’ve also seen the entire Corolla Nightshade family, as well as the 2024 Corolla Circuit, the 2024 GR Supra 45th Anniversary, and the GR86 Trueno, among others. Many other cars.
And that’s really cool – the company not only thinks of best-selling dogs like the Tacoma or Land Cruiser, but also specialty options in an effort to get something new for every dream and desire. And regarding the GR86, it’s no wonder they came up with something cool as Subaru also introduced a new tS version for 2024 in an effort to stand out in the Mazda MX-5 Miata’s small sports car crowd.
However, all of these subtle real-world improvements pale in comparison to what the digital car content creators’ fictional world has prepared for the smart Toyota GR86. As such, meet Shawn Demitros, the self-taught virtual 3D artist known as demetr0s_designs On social media, who had such a bad idea of the Toyota GR86 that we quickly fell in love with – he created a roadster version that could directly compete with the legendary Miata.
The fact that he wants the Toyota GR86 Roadster to compete with the MX-5 is pretty clear—his shout sounds like, “Hey Mazda, watch out for the new kid on the block!” The idea for this hypothetical project came when he was stuck in traffic and saw a Miata and a GR86 side by side. “It raises the question, Why isn’t there a roadster version of the 86? Most auto reviewers compare the GR86 to the Miata anyway, so why not offer a version with the sky on your roof?”
Interestingly, if Porsche did, a more appropriate term would be the GR86 Spyder rather than trying to figure out the “GR86 Roadster/ GRadster86/GRVert” moniker, as the digital project doesn’t appear to have a retractable roof behind the pods. It looks cool in bright blue, but also because the pixel master chose to make the virtual GR86 Roadster a little more universal and a lot lower than the OEM. In addition, the chrome wheels with large lips also indicate the extra width.
All in all, this isn’t a bad effort, so we conclude with the same words as the CGI expert: since Miatas are compared to GR86 and BRZ sports cars on a regular basis, why not make them a convertible too? After all, Mazda already sells the MX-5 RF as a closed-top variant, and it’s not quite as expensive ($28K vs. $36K roughly) compared to its soft-top sibling.
(tags for translation) Toyota GR86 Roadster