According to a recent report, Toyota has axed plans for a turbocharged GT 86 and a GT 86 Convertible.

According to a recent report, Toyota has axed plans for a turbocharged GT 86 and a GT 86 Convertible.

Details are limited but Automotive News is reporting the company thought the models would be too expensive to develop given their limited sales volumes.

The news comes as a bit of a surprise as Toyota recently introduced the FT-86 Open concept at the Geneva Motor Show. At the time, Toyota said the concept was created to "gauge reaction to [the] possible development of a cabriolet version of the GT 86 sports coupe." They also said the GT 86 was always envisioned to be offered as convertible so it was equipped with "frameless doors" and a rigid structure early on in the development cycle.

The rumored cancellation of the turbocharged variant is also a letdown as Toyota GT 86 chief engineer Tetsuya Tada previously confirmed a high-performance variant was going to be introduced later in the car's lifecycle.

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