A new presentation video with the Toyota FT-86 Open Concept has been recently released by the Japanese based automaker, showing the model on public roads.
The Toyota FT-86 Open Concept is probably one of the most awaited convertibles of the year and, even if the carmaker didn’t say anything on putting it into production, chances of seeing it in a dealership nearby by the end of the year or in 2014 are too high. The Toyota FT-86 Open Concept has a multi-layered fabric roof, with an integrated glass rear window. Some luggage space will be lost in this version but I think its future owners can live with that.
The concept version is coming in a 2+2 seating format and it’s sharing the same platform and powertrain with the regular version, the Toyota GT86, the 2.0 liter boxer engine made by Subaru and found on the BRZ and Scion FR-S too, which is still producing 200 HP (147 kW) and 205 Nm of torque (151 lb-ft), mated to the same six-speed manual transmission. The production version is likely to get only the six-speed automatic. Additional details on the Toyota FT-86 Open Concept are limited for the moment.
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