Report: Toyota GT-86 convertible confirmed by chief engineer

The Toyota GT 86 coupe is one of the most anticipated sports car from Japan this year (along with its siblings – the Subaru BRZ and the Scion FR-S). According to the chief engineer behind the new rear-wheeld-drive sports car, Tetsuya Tada, the Toyota GT 86 will be offered as a convertible later down the line.

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Now, this isn’t to say that the Subaru BRZ and the Scion FR-S will also be offered with a drop-top – but keep your fingers crossed.

In an interview with AutoBild, Tada said: “The GT 86 was designed from the outset [so] that we can build it as a convertible.”

No word on when the model will debut.

Refresher: Power for the Scion FR-S / Toyota GT 86 comes from a 2.0 liter naturally-aspirated 4-cylinder horizontally opposed engine with Toyota’s D-4S injection system. The engine makes 200-hp at 7,000 rpm with a maximum torque of 151 lb-ft at 6,600 rpm. Its mated to a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic. Sales of the 2013 Scion FR-S will start in the spring of 2012.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Autobild