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 |  Mar 01 2012, 10:04 AM

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Watch out Mazda Miata, there’s about to be a new roadster in town.

In an interview, Scion FR-S/Toyota GT 86 lead engineer Tetsuya Tada has confirmed a convertible version of the new sports car is in the works. Tada told Germany’s Autobild that the car was designed from the outset to be a convertible.

The car will no doubt be nearly identical to the coupe, although it’s not clear if it will retain the rear seat area and be a convertible, or drop the extra space in favor of a two-seater roadster configuration.

No date for the car’s launch has been given, but expect it to arrive with the same 197 hp 2.-liter boxer 4-cylinder engine. It should also gain a few pounds compared to the coupe, to maintain structural rigidity. As for pricing, expect a premium of at least $2,000.

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  • Rob

    I’m really not sure the Convertible is a good idea. Takes away the whole enthusiast fun-to-drive angle, and seems like more of a rental-car fleet type of car. Remember all those Mustang convertibles sold to rental fleets? Really removes the whole positive aura of this car…. Toyota seems to keep watering it down. I have a feeling we may see the BRZ from Subaru actually become the enthusiast-choice, while the Toyota becomes for the older mid-life crisis crowd.

  • Jafar

    Forget convertible make it into a targa top

  • J Wong

    The S2000 was a true enthusiast car… and it was a convertible. An FR-S roadster could be amazing!