According to a recent report, Toyota and Subaru have green-lighted convertible variants of the GT 86, FR-S and BRZ.

According to a recent report, Toyota and Subaru have green-lighted convertible variants of the GT 86, FR-S and BRZ.

While this has already been rumored, Car & Driver says the drop tops could spearhead a variety of new rear-wheel drive models. They would be based on the GT 86 platform and could include a four-door sedan and a larger two-door coupe. The sedan could be offered by Toyota and Lexus, while the coupe would likely be a Toyota-exclusive challenger to the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro and Hyundai Genesis coupe.

The convertibles should retain the 200 PS (147 kW / 197 hp) 2.0-liter boxer engine, but the other variants would likely have larger engines that are more powerful.

If everything pans out, the convertibles could arrive in late 2013 or early 2014. Any other variants would likely be at least two years out.

 

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