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May 9, 2012
Back in March, we reported on a comment said by Tetsuya Tada, the chief engineer of the Toyota GT86/Subaru BRZ/Scion FR-S.
"The GT 86 was designed from the outset that we can build it as a convertible," said Tada.
Well it seems Toyota has given the green light for an FR-S convertible. Car and Driver reports the convertible will keep its back seat, however trunk space will suffer due to the folding roof mechanism.
Mechanicals will remain the same: a 200 HP flat-four engine and the choice between a six-speed manual and automatic transmissions. Expect the convertible to get some structural reinforcements.
The FR-S is expected to come out in late 2013 or sometime 2014 with a larger pricetag.
Source: Car and Driver