1 de março de 2013

Toyota FT-86 Open concept has its online presentation [Video]

With only a few days until the start of the Geneva Motor Show some companies continue to present their latest models, such as Toyota. The Japanese company will bring the concept of the convertible version of the GT86 aka Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ's brother, saying it serves to ascertain the "possible launch" of the open top version.

When you remove the top of a car a lot of work is needed to prevent the vehicle from breaking in the middle but Toyota says that for now they just took to roof off and have "identified numerous areas within which further engineering evaluation must be undertaken". This got me thinking that they aren't really inclined into building this car or at least the process is still in the beginning.

But when the company created the GT86 they said it was done with a convertible in mind, therefore, not many changes would be necessary to create it. Let's wait and see.

We do know is the the concept features the same engine as the GT86 with 1998cc, around 160hp per ton and a weight of 1257kg (2771lb), meaning a power output close to 200hp. The GT86 uses a manual gear shift or a 6-speed automatic transmission.

For the Geneva Motor Show the FT86 Open Concept has 20 inch wheels, a white exterior, navy blue fabric roof and pure a bright white interior upholstery and trim to make it more attractive to the visitors.