Toyota has recently dismissed the rumors about the axing of the GT 86 Convertible and said that the drop top sports car is still in the pipeline.
After a rumor has appeared a week ago, online saying that the production version of the Toyota GT 86 Convertible will not be carried out, the model in question is being placed into the spotlights once again, this time with an announcement made by a company’s official. According to the Toyota GT 86 chief engineer, Tetsuya Tada, the model in question will be unveiled, in another concept form, at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, towards the end of the year.
The announcement has been made recently, in an interview with Car Advice, and it’s believed that the final production version of the model will make its way onto the market sooner than expected. The Toyota GT 86 Convertible will get the same 2.0 liter four-cylinder boxer engine under its hood as the solid roof version, which will still produce 200 HP and 205 Nm (151 lb-ft) of torque, at 6,600 rpm. The unit will be mated to the same six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission and power will be sent to the rear-wheel drive.