Toyota FT86 Previews a Scion FR-S Convertible… Again

Craig Cole
by Craig Cole

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.

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.

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Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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