The Japanese based automaker Toyota is planning to develop a convertible version of the GT 86 sports car, which will make its public debut in 2013, during the Geneva Motor Show.
Rumors announcing a drop-top version of the Toyota GT 86 have been around ever since the first months of this year but it seems that the model is now getting closer and closer to its future customers. The most recent rumors on the Toyota GT 86 Cabrio are coming from autocar.co.uk and are saying that the model will be officially presented to the public for the first time during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in March.
The Toyota GT 86 Cabrio will keep its naturally aspirated Subaru “borrowed” engine under its hood and the “conversion” is expected to be applied to the Scion FR-S too, later on. No official word from Subaru on a possible BRZ Cabrio, but we know that the company is working on a high-performance STI version of the sports car.
As a quick reminder, the Toyota GT 86 is powered by the same engine as the Subaru BRZ or the Scion FR-S, which is the 2.0 liter four-cylinder petrol unit, borrowed by Subaru and fitted with the company’s D-4S direct injection. The petrol engine is developing a total output of 187 horsepower, at 7,000 rpm, and it has a peak torque of 205 Nm (151 lb-ft), available at 6,600 rpm. The unit is mated to a six-speed manual in standard, or to a six-speed automatic, which is available as an option.