So a few days ago Subaru unveiled the new 2017 version of the BRZ sports car with a host of largely useless upgrades. That gave designer X-Tomi an excuse to revisit an old idea and pen a new Subaru BRZ Convertible based on the latest models.
What this rendering does is remind us how awesome such a thing would be, which stings, because neither Subaru nor Toyota have any plans to launch a Subaru BRZ Convertible or a GT86 Cabrio. Heck, they can’t be bothered to give this car a proper power upgrade, let alone invest in making a drop-top version of it.
The reason for that is mainly financial concerns. The GT86/BRZ project proved less fruitful than both manufacturers had expected. Sales were so bad that at some point there were even rumors of the whole thing getting the axe. Turned out there aren’t that many true enthusiasts left in the world who would appreciate the joys of a simple, rear-drive sports car.
These days people want style, comfort, a nice interior and safety. And those are the areas the GT86/BRZ suck at. That is why we reckon something like a Subaru BRZ Convertible would actually help this car because it would do away with the serious air the hardtop version has assumed for itself and make the car a lot more fun.
Rendering by X-Tomi Design