The Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ have proven their mettle when it comes to sheer driving fun, despite their low power and relatively low cost. But wouldn't a convertible version be nice? That's exactly what's next, as previewed by the
Toyota FT-86 Open Concept
to be revealed at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show
next week--and previewed on the web today.
This huge gallery of images shows a very high-end take on the FR-S/BRZ Convertible concept, with a delicious two-tone leather interior and perhaps the most ingenious use of a logo on an interior we've ever seen: the "86" boxer emblem is also an iPhone mount. Brilliant.
The soft top is said to be electrically operated, though we wouldn't have been opposed to a manual soft top like you'll find on the Mazda MX-5. Otherwise, the car looks just about exactly how you'd expect it: well-proportioned, sleek, and even more sporty than the coupe.
Of course, it's likely to be a bit less stiff, weigh a bit more, and be a bit more expensive, so the hardcore enthusiasts will probably stick to the hardtop--but for those seeking a lot of sun with their fun, the FT-86 Open Concept's preview of a very likely Scion FR-S Convertible (and somewhat less likely Subaru BRZ Convertible) might be just the ticket.
Stay tuned for more details and photos, including live images from the floor of the Geneva Motor Show, as we cover the launch next week.