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Toyota 86 Convertible on the way?

by Gareth Dean on 01/02/2013

Comments: 2

Toyota's upcoming FT-86 Open concept could hint at the production of a Toyota 86 Convertible

At A Glance

Make TOYOTA 86
Retail Price R334 500,00
kw 147
Torque 205
Top Speed 226

Could Toyota be readying a Toyota 86 convertible 86 at this year’s Geneva Motor Show? This initial sketch seems to suggest so…

The outline drawing shows what the firm refers to as the Toyota FT-86 Open concept. From what can be gathered from this single image, it appears that the concept will feature a 2+2 seating configuration and a folding roof stowed beneath a flat deck.

Although it’s not yet clear if the roof will be a simple canvas affair or one of those concertina-style folding hardtops, the fabric option would probably be the sensible option for two reasons: keeping things nice and lightweight and freeing up space for four occupants and their chattels that would otherwise be sacrificed by adopting a folding hardtop.

While the fixed roof model is all about performance and dynamics, the open top model, despite retaining its RWD underpinnings, is likely to be more about garnering envious stares than stepping the tail out. The lack of bonnet scoop in the sketch suggests that the naturally aspirated engine will be utilized here while the inevitable underbody bracing that accompanies most roof-chopping exercises will add some outright performance-blunting weight.

Production viability is still under consideration but it has been reported that Toyota’s engineers are busy conducting tests with a prototype example. We’ll have to wait until the official unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show in early March.

Prices And Specs

Make TOYOTA 86
Model 86 2.0 Sports Coupe High
Retail Price R334 500,00
kw 147
Torque 205
0-100km 7.6
Top Speed 226
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Consumption Not Available
Tyre Size Front 215/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear 215/45 R17
Rear Tyre Size Width 215
Rear Tyre Size Profile 45
Rear Tyre Rim Size 17
Spare Tyre Size 215/45 R17
Tyre Pressure Monitor No
Wheelbase 2570

Safety And Features

Air Conditioner Automatic
Audio System CD Frontloader USB
Rev Counter Yes
Gearbox Manual
ABS Brakes Yes
Power Steering Yes
Seats 4
Steering Wheel Heated No
Speakers 6
Colour Coded Bumpers Body Colour
Leather Trim Partial
Alarm No
Anti Skid Control Yes
Electronic Defferential No
Gears 6
Height 1285
Onboard Computer Yes
Immobiliser Yes
Split Rear Seats Yes
Brake Assist Yes
Electric Seats -
Cup Holders Yes
Electric Mirrors Yes
Electric Windows Front
Airbag DP
Doors 2
Airbag Driver Yes
Airbag Passenger Yes
Navigation System No
Park Assistance No
Side Impact Protection Bars Yes
Sunroof No
Fog Lamps Front Yes
Fog Lamps Rear Yes
Headlight Type High Intensity Discharge
Towbar -
Payload -
Bull Bar -

  • http://www.facebook.com/glenn.vandalen.1 Glenn Van Dalen

    No No No! – Do not take a coupe and change it into a convertible. The 86 is a great car, if its not broken dont fix it!, if they want to launch a convertible why not breath new life into designing a new MR2 from scratch, Look at the Mazda MX5 – (the only car that compares to the 86 in my opinion) they don’t have a coupe version and will probably never make one either – why?, Its designed to be a roadster – not a coupe with the roof cut off!

  • Khaya Sobuwa

    I think I have seen a video of the White 86 Convertable – and I liked what I saw. Go ahead Toyota.