Toyota GT 86’s Chief Engineer Confirms Droptop in the Works

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Whether it arrives as a Scion, Toyota or Subaru, a roadster variant will be very welcome.

Toyota GT 86 chief engineer Tetsuya Tada has confirmed that a convertible is in the works. Speaking with German car magazine Autobild, he said: "The GT 86 was designed from the outset to be built as a convertible." There was no mention of when a roadster may see the light of day but when that day comes it will almost certainly feature the 2.0-liter boxer engine developing 197hp and 151lb-ft of toque.

In the US of course the car will arrive as the 2013 Scion FR-S, and then there's the third variant namely the Subaru BRZ, a convertible version of which is also being seriously considered according to previous reports. Regardless of how it's badged, a convertible will be more than welcome but whether one arrives in the US remains to be seen. Photos displayed are of the 2012 Toyota GT 86 / First Photo is a rendering of a Toyota GT 86 convertible courtesy of autobild.de

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