With the global pandemic still in full swing, the idea of escaping into the wild doesn’t seem like so much of a fantasy anymore, but rather a practical way to exercise social distancing at its utmost. This could be what designer Track Hype had in mind with this rugged-looking Toyota AE86 “Pandemic” off-road concept rendering. Based on a 1983 Toyota AE86 Trueno coupe, the concept is imagined with various purposeful off-road upgrades to survive even the most dystopian enviroment.
The Trueno rides on Bilstein suspension, Volk Racing RAYS six-spoke wheels, and large BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain A/T tyres for tackling off-road obstacles. The bumper has been heavily modified with additional lighting, while the rear trunk scoop and modified brush guard contribute to its aggressive look. Dakar-style light bars, a rear-mounted spare tyre, and roof storage for extra fuel tanks and luggage all help with going into survival mode. To complement the off-road theme, the concept is wrapped in the livery of Ivan Stewart’s iconic Toyota Baja Trophy Truck.