Toyota might develop a convertible version of the GT86 which could be produced without Subaru’s help.
According to Yasuyuki Yoshinga, the Fuji Heavy Industries president, who has recently spoken to the guys at Wards Auto, the Toyota GT86 Convertible might be produced without the help of Subaru, and this seems to be the key eventually, when talking about the model in question.
“It’s something we’re looking at internally from both a manufacturing standpoint – where do we build something that’s relatively low-volume, if not at Subaru – and from an engineering standpoint: Where are those resources going to come from to do it?”, said Yoshinga.
If it will indeed hit the market eventually, than the Toyota GT86 Convertible will most likely pack the same engine as the coupe, as the Scion FR-S and as the Subaru BRZ. We’re talking about the 2.0 liter four-cylinder boxer engine, signed by Subaru and fitted with Toyota’s D-4S direct injection system. The unit is producing a total output of 200 HP at 7,000 rpm and it has a peak torque of 205 Nm (151 lb-ft), at 6,600 rpm. Power is being sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic.