Toyota FT86 Previews a Scion FR-S Convertible… Again

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Toyota FT86 Previews a Scion FR-S Convertible… Again
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How do you make an already sporty car even more entertaining? Aside from adding a double-shot of extra horsepower under the hood you can do some other stuff, like cutting the roof off. Toyota has taken a giant can opener to the top of its iconic GT86 sportscar to create the FT86 Open Concept.

If you’ve got a good memory you may recall this vehicle was essentially revealed at the Geneva Motor Show earlier in the year. Toyota unveiled a different version of the car dressed in frosty-white paint. This FT86 Open Concept is slathered in a special color called “Flash Red,” just for the exhibition here in Tokyo.

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With an electronically operated soft top it should provide motorists with an open-top thrill to go along with the car’s already phenomenal driving dynamics.

Don’t go looking for anything dramatic under this car’s hood. It features the same 2.0-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder as the standard model. Do you think we might be able to convince Lexus to share their brand-new turbo four?

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Toyota’s press release hints that this vehicle explores future sports car variants but what’s there to investigate? An open-air Scion FR-S or GT86 is pretty much a no-brainer. C’mon Toyota, let’s get this baby into production.

GALLERY: Toyota FT86 Open Concept Live Shots

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GALLERY: Toyota FT86 Open Concept Stock Photos

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  • Jeff Swander

    Reminds one of the MR2 Spyder from a few short years ago.