The development of a convertible version of the Toyota GT 86 has been delayed indefinitely, according to a recent report.
The Toyota GT 86 Convertible has been believed to make its way onto the market as one of the best sports cars compared to its price and the model’s chief engineer, Tetsuya Tada, said that the model was under evaluation. The company has apparently changed its mind as the drop-top vehicle has been delayed indefinitely. The announcement hasn’t been made official just yet but according to What Car, which is quoting some company insiders, the model isn’t in Toyota’s production plans.
If it would have indeed hit the market, the Toyota GT 86 Convertible would have been powered by the same engine found under the hood of the regular GT 86, of the Scion FR-S or the Subaru BRZ, the 2.0 liter four-cylinder boxer petrol unit, made by Subaru and equipped with Toyota’s D-4S direct injection. The engine is rated at 187 HP, at 7,000 rpm, and 205 Nm (151 lb-ft) of torque, available at 6,600 rpm. Power is sent to the wheels through either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission.