NATS Urus 86: A Toyota 86 Pickup Truck With Lambo Urus Looks

Remember that Lamborghini Urus-like pickup sketch from a couple weeks back? It was meant to depict a real project car, based on a Toyota 86.

In order to get everything ready in time for the 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon, engineers at the Nihon Automobile College (NATS) went to work trying to replicate that drawing on a full scale, in real life. So what does the final product look like? Perhaps a bit underwhelming, judging by these images.

More Toyota than Lamborghini

Despite the sketch almost looking like a proper Urus pickup, we suspected that it would likely keep its sports car proportions, utilizing styling cues of the Italian super-SUV for dramatic purposes.

Take for example how massive the front end mods looked in the drawing compared to what the custom bumper actually looks like in real life. The bumper is visibly smaller, as are the gaps between the actual nose of the car and the mid-spoiler section. Basically, it’s not as imposing as we would have hoped for. Also, behind the passenger compartment, instead of smaller 2nd row windows we have a chase rack.

The profile looks a bit different as well in reality.  As for the rear end, it actually sweeps upwards instead of downwards, looking less “Lamborghini Ute” and more “Toyota 86 dune buggy”. At least they did widen the body considerably, which should help the vehicle look more planted.

NATS didn’t stop there, though, as powering this project car is a modified version of the Toyota 86’s and Subaru BRZ’s 2.0-liter petrol unit, good for 270 PS (266 HP) and 304 Nm (224 lb-ft) of torque.

The 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon kicks off this Friday, January 11th.

* Article has been updated with live images of the project car from the Tokyo salon.


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  • paulgdeaton

    Just. Say. No.

  • enthusia

    Wait…. this is real? i thought it was just another stupid “what if” renderings you guys always post…

  • Bash

    I don’t care.

  • Dennis Scipio

    Oh, they’re going forward this this.

  • Tabs Luther

    Truck lambo aside, this is EXACTLY the amount of power the brz should’ve had from the gates.

  • D3X

    That front bumper looks pretty bad.

  • jrelon

    For everyone mad that we made fun of the guy with the terrible looking, bondo covered BMW….

    This is terrible too.

  • assassingtr

    To summarize : “Yes, Car design isn’t as easy at it looks. Yes it’s a complete and total shitbox”

  • MarketAndChurch

    It’s an unfinished product, I don’t think it will look like this a year from now unless he runs out of money or moves on to other things.

    • The car was never meant to be produced or sold. NATS is like automotive training school and every Tokyo Auto Salon they allowed their students to go berzerk and make any concept they had in mind.

  • Am I the one that is more interested on MR2 based NATS 222B next to it? Not sure why they make it convertible though.

  • Judging by the comments here I need to explained what NATS is. It’s basically technical college and much like Sbarro, their students make wild concept that won’t make it into production or applied, for the lack of finishing you had to remember that NATS usually accepts donation or pitch in the project together. Yes like Sbarros it’s probably ugly and useless but I think they deserve credit for doing this. I mean if you are teenager at school, isn’t this kind of car is what you like.

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