The all-new Scion FR-S sports car has a huge chance of getting a convertible version, along with its sister car, the Toyota GT 86, and possibly the Subaru BRZ too.
Even if there is no official word from the two car manufacturers just yet on this subject, the guys at caranddriver.com are saying that the Scion FR-S might get a convertible version by 2014. Our source is also saying that the production version of the Scion FR-S, without its top, won’t look anything like the FR-S roadster revealed in California, and the model will retain its rear seats. The Scion FR-S convertible will remain a rear-wheel drive sports car which will be made on the same platform as the Toyota/Subaru vehicles.
Under the hood, the Scion FR-S convertible, which will most likely be named the Roadster, is expected to get the same 2.0 liter four-cylinder boxer engine developed by Subaru, which will develop the same output, around 200 horsepower, while it will be mated to either a manual or an automatic transmission, both of them coming with six speeds. As a small reminder, the regular version of the FR-S has been priced at 24,930 USD for the entry-level version in the United States and the model is actually the US name for the Toyota GT 86, which made its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show and then at the LA Auto Show.