Scion FR-S Convertible Spied Ahead of 2013 Geneva Auto Show Debut

  • Scion FR-S Convertible Picture

    Scion FR-S Convertible Picture

    This convertible Scion FR-S was spied in South Africa recently ahead of its debut at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show. | February 15, 2013

Just the Facts:
  • A concept version of the Scion FR-S convertible will debut at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show.
  • Its official name is the Toyota FT-86 Open Concept.
  • It was designed to gauge public reaction to a possible production model.

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — A Scion FR-S convertible was spied recently in South Africa ahead of its debut at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show.

Officially dubbed the Toyota FT-86 Open Concept, it will be shown in Geneva to gauge public reaction to a possible production model.

Toyota has noted previously that the car will also be used as an engineering prototype to further investigate the idea should it get the go-ahead. The car shown here looks fully finished, so it's likely being photographed for the official debut.

Speculation about a convertible version of the Scion FR-S and its sister vehicle, the Subaru BRZ, has been rampant since the car debuted. Engineers who worked on the car have said that it's structurally possible, so it seems like it's only a matter of time before Toyota and Subaru decide to further monetize their collaboration.

Edmunds says: Hard-core sports cars or not, the FR-S/BRZ twins would benefit from the addition of a convertible to the lineup.


  • melohor melohor Posts:

    this is a dumb idea, this car is a boy street racer, not some kind of relax driving machine.

  • jpnpower jpnpower Posts:

    @MELOHOR, this is for sales, not for some idea. Mr. Tada, the mastermind of this project, made this car without a hatch or convertible, or even a turbo to keep the passion of driving. However, a drop top would sell like hot cakes, since windy driving is f

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