Toyota FT-86 Open Concept Previews Scion FR-S Convertible
Though plenty of photos of the FT-86 Open Concept were leaked onto the Internet prior to the vehicle’s official debut, the Japanese automaker spilled more details on the four-seater convertible at its debut. Since the GT-86 was built on the premise of delivering high levels of driving excitement, Toyota managed to add just 13 pounds to the convertible model while still delivering a near-perfect 53:47 front-to-rear weight distribution. In fact, the removal of the hard-top roof improves the sports car’s center of gravity.
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As of yet, Toyota has not confirmed a convertible version of its new sports car, though considering the hype its getting, and the fanboyism around the coupe, it’s all but certain. After all, Toyota has already officially said the chassis itself was designed to be a convertible from the start.
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Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.
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