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Old 10-30-2009, 11:58 AM   #1
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Thumbs up FT-86 convertible under consideration according to Toyota official!

Also reported on FT86club blog.

According to Autotelegraaf, a senior Toyota official has confirmed that there may indeed be a convertible version of the FT-86 coupe if the demand proves to be strong. This is the first mention we have heard from Toyota regarding a potential convertible version. Unless it’s already under testing currently, a convertible version of the FT-86 would likely follow a year after the coupe version first becomes available.

You can find some photochops of FT-86 convertibles in our photoshop thread: http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6 (beginning on 4th-5th page).

The official also revealed that no name had yet been chosen for the production version of the FT-86 concept.


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Old 10-30-2009, 12:07 PM   #2
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Very interesting although I've never liked a 4 seater vert. Only way it'd look good is if it went to a 2 seater.
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Very interesting although I've never liked a 4 seater vert. Only way it'd look good is if it went to a 2 seater.
Totally agree with that! I wonder if it'll be ragtop or folding hardtop. I'd be fine with ragtop personally. Keeps weight and cost down.
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Totally agree with that! I wonder if it'll be ragtop or folding hardtop. I'd be fine with ragtop personally. Keeps weight and cost down.
If this is what it's supposed to be, it'd almost have to be a 2 seater. No real sports car is a 4 seater. C'mon!
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I've never been a fan of convertibles personally. Like I said before though. If making convertibles means the continuation of this car I'm all for it.
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its not for me, but if its helps sales, then whatever :-)
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I rather have a glass roof soft top converts don't look good and hard tops add to much weight
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Hm... convertible = stiffer chassis = heavy car = me, sad BUT
convertible + AT = more chick driving = thumbs up for me
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I guess for sales but it's still
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If this is what it's supposed to be, it'd almost have to be a 2 seater. No real sports car is a 4 seater. C'mon!
They're not going to axe 2 seats. As a roadster, this car won't be a Z roadster or an S2k. Think 3-series or A4 convertible.

Actually, scratch that. I think the best analogy? Mustang V6 vert automatic. Total secretary car. Hey, I'm all for it if it helps sales.

I'll still be getting a bare bones coupe.
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Toyota....DON'T DO IT....I think toyota can't execute a good looking convertible. They have all been ugly or just wrong. Think about it...name one good looking Toyota/Lexus convertible in their history.
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Toyota....DON'T DO IT....I think toyota can't execute a good looking convertible. They have all been ugly or just wrong. Think about it...name one good looking Toyota/Lexus convertible in their history.
2000gt convertible..
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2000gt convertible..

Hahahaha, pwned.
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is Targa count? lol
but 2000gt was pretty nicely done.
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