Automakers often stage events in order to promote their latest cars. Typically they are limited to press conferences and live auto show premieres. However, Toyota
of Japan had something else in mind at the 2012 Toyota Engineering Society (TES) engineering festival. Starting off with a Daihatsu Midget, a team of Toyota engineers took to the stage to strip it of its body panels and other components all the way down to its bare chassis. The next step was to rebuild it with custom body panels resembling those from the GT-86 sports coupe.