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Christopher Bruce0000-00-00 00:00:00

Toyota Dropping Plans for GT86 Convertible

It is still working on a refreshed model

 
 
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Toyota showed the FT86 Open concept at the Geneva Motor Show

It seems like internally ToyotaToyotaToyotaJapan, 1937 > present155 models
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has been happy to create ideas for a tweaked version of the GT86GT 86Toyota GT 86Japan, 2012 > present9 photos
, and we have heard about turbocharged, hybrid and larger displacement versions. One version that will not be hitting the roads will be the GT86 convertible, according to Toyota insiders.

A convertible GT86 made it all the way to the concept stage in the form of the FT-86 Open concept, but Toyota has dropped the idea for the foreseeable future and will not give a reason why. 

In the mean time, we will just have to wait until either Toyota or SubaruSubaruSubaruJapan, 1953 > present34 models
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unveils.

In July, Toyota engineer Tetsuya Tada said, "We are already working on a mid-life facelift for the car, and we are investigating both turbocharging and supercharging too, But an electric motor assistance solution is also possible, and would bring benefits that forced induction does not."

Faster GT86 Could Get a Hybrid Instead of Turbo or Supercharger

Source: What Car

Encyclopedia
ToyotaToyota
GT 86 Gen.1GT 86 Gen.1
GT86 2.0 SportGT86 2.0 Sport
Engine
Flat 4
Displacement
122 cu in
Top Speed
140 mph
Transmission
6, Manual
Maximum power
200 hp @ 7000 rpm
Type
Fixed-head coupé
Fuel
Petrol / Electric
Fuel consumption (combined)
30.15 US MPG
price
$ 59.537
* based on Portugal prices
annual ownership cost
$ 2.185

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