An incredibly talented artist has reimagined the 2020 Toyota Supra with a shoot brake roofline in homage to the BMW Z3 M Coupe.
Now that the 2020 Toyota Supra has been fully revealed, we can’t help but feel like some of the magic has been lost. Sure, Toyota teased and leaked so much information that the full reveal was sort of anticlimactic, but there was always that little something to look forward to.
However, we’d forgotten the best part about a car being out in the wild like the Supra is now, and that’s creative reimaginings with wild designs.
Rain Prisk makes a living by taking boring old car designs and making them into something special, such as the new Supra. In its base form, the Supra is a return to the sport compact cars of old. Under the hood is a 3.0-L turbocharged inline 6-cylinder engine with 335 hp and 365 lb-ft of torque. Zero to sixty is expected to be in the mid-4-second range with an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.
Much of the Supra is BMW-sourced--in fact, you’d be hard pressed to find any Toyota in the car beyond the badging. Which makes it the perfect candidate to be remolded into another classic BMW sports car, the BMW Z3 M Coupe.
What made the Z3 M special wasn’t its engine (which was a 3.2-L inline 6 with 315 hp), and it wasn’t it’s performance (which struggled to get to 60 mph in 5 seconds). What made the Z3 M so great was its shooting brake design.
“Shooting brake” is an ancient term that used to describe horse-drawn wagons that carried teams of hunters going out in search of game. In car terms, it has been interchangeably used with station wagon or estate car, although shooting brake tends to mean a 3-door vehicle while station wagon or estate means a 5-door vehicle.
As we can see in Prisk’s design, the Shooting Brake Supra retains much of its original character, although it has been lowered and given custom 4-lug wheels instead of 5-lug ones, as Motor1 points out.
The additional storage space would vastly improve the utility of the car without hampering performance all that much. Maybe BMW will incorporate the design in their upcoming Z4 some day.