Toyota FT-86 Open Concept Unveiled Ahead of 2013 Geneva Auto Show
2013 Geneva Auto Show
2013 Geneva Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- The Toyota FT-86 Open concept, which is being described by the automaker as a "study model," was unveiled ahead of its debut at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show.
- The concept is a convertible version of the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ.
- The FT-86 Open concept is equipped with the same 200-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder boxer engine as the coupe.
The FT-86 Open concept is equipped with the same 200-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder boxer engine as the coupe. The FT-86 Open concept weighs 2,771 pounds, 35 pounds more than the Scion FR-S with a six-speed automatic transmission. The convertible drives the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission or six-speed automatic transmission.
The external dimensions are identical to the coupe.
"The FT-86 Open concept is a study model based on the rear-wheel-drive sports cars '86' that was created to test and verify potential sports car variations," said Toyota in a statement posted on its Web site.
Toyota also said that it "has pinpointed numerous areas that will need further engineering evaluation to assess the impact of the cabriolet design on performance, vehicle rigidity, balance, weight and aerodynamics."
But it noted that the GT86 (what the FR-S is called in Japan) "was designed with the development of a cabriolet in mind." The concept features an electrically operated soft top.
Toyota Boshoku Milan Design color-coordinated the interior and exterior. The concept gets a white exterior and a navy blue interior said to "emphasize the vehicle's proportions as well as the integrated nature of the design," the automaker said.
Gold stitching accents the floor mats and the seats.
Edmunds says: Toyota clearly will be watching the reaction to the FT-86 Open concept in Geneva as it ponders whether to produce the sporty convertible.