Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota, has been channeling a lot of positive energy into the company, supporting cars like the Ft-1, and pushing designers to take chances and to give the bestselling cars on the planet more personality and soul. When it comes to the existing two-door rear-drive car, also known as the Subaru BRZ, Toyoda is adamant that this car will not change its output, and we also know that they don’t want to do a convertible.
In an interview with TopGear, Toyota’s VP for Europe, Karl Schlicht, said that “We want to keep that car pure,” he said. “You put a turbo on it, give it bigger tyres, and you start turning it into a different category of car…” As disappointing as this may sound for some, there is much to be said for keeping a car pure. In the same way that a low mileage, mint, original BMW E30 is worth much more than a modified car that has been ridden hard and put away wet, there is much to be said for a humble rear wheel drive sports car that is all about the corners.
-By: Sawyer Sutton