Toyota FT-86 Open Concept Previews Scion FR-S Convertible

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Giving us a preview of the Scion FR-S Convertible, Toyota has officially unveiled its FT-86 Open Concept today at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

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.


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
Jason Siu

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 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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  • Webebob Webebob on Mar 07, 2013

    The car's styling is diminished. Up close and (ignoring the Star War's Stormtrooper front end), first impression, the hardtop reminded me of a 60's Ferrari GTO. Since we were at a Toy dealer to buy another car when we first saw it, my wife wanted me to buy the red FRS on display vice the one we bought; very unusual for my wife to take to a car like that. (we didn't buy the FRS even though it was cheaper than the Toy we did buy, because the dealer didn't have a red FRS with a slushbox in stock) Now the vert just looks like everymaker's droptop. And a joint venture with Subru and NO AWD option? Really?

  • Abvundura Abvundura on Mar 12, 2013

    toyota is just awesome