NATS Extreme Toyota GT86 Has A Vent, A Door?

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

What happens when you cross a Lamborghini with a Toyota GT86? You get the NATS Extreme 86 at the 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon.

As a project from the NATS Japan Automobile School, this Toyota GT86 (Scion FR-S in North America) is inspired by Lamborghini styling, with sharp angles and aggressive body lines that look a bit out of place for a sports car that has a curvaceous style to begin with. Nonetheless, you have to applaud the effort and craftsmanship that went into the project that sports 19-inch wheels wrapped with Hankook Ventus V12 evo rubber and JIC Magic suspension.

2015 Tokyo Auto Salon Coverage

Unfortunately the performance of the GT86 doesn’t match its aggressive looks as the engine has been kept stock. According to the website listing for the car, the idea behind the build is to have a “four-seater to go out shopping with family luggage also packed.” It’s referred to as a “super car,” which hints that it was inspired by Lamborghini styling – and if that was the goal, then it’s hard to argue that it wasn’t achieved.

GALLERY: NATS Extreme Toyota GT86

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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