Toyota releases the first official pictures and details of the FT-96 Open Concept ahead of the car’s Geneva Motor Show debut. The FT86 Open previews the upcoming convertible version of the Toyota GT86 (Subaru BRZ/Scion FR-S), and it’s a production-ready concept.
The car certainly looks pretty good, but the question is, will it be just as good to drive as the coupe? When you turn a car into a cabriolet you add weight and lose structural rigidity, all of which invariably affect the way it drives. And the way the GT86 drives is the best thing about it.
We’ll find out about that later. For now let’s check out the concept car here, which has been styled by a Milan-based design studio. They’ve given it high-contrast white and navy blue theme, along with yellow-gold stitching in the floor mats and seats. Toyota says this color combination conveys ‘a feeling of oneness with nature,‘ but we don’t see.
The roof is an electrically operated soft top, and the cabin is a 2+2. Tech specs have not been revealed yet, but chances are the FT86 concept is powered by the same 200hp flat-four engine as the GT86 coupe. It also comes with the six-speed manual gearbox.