Facelifted Toyota GT 86 Convertible Is Food For Thought

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The Scion brand is officially dead yet everything seems to go smooth for Toyota, which rolled off an updated version of its compact coupe that just got rebranded.

It features some new design elements both outside and in the cabin, completed by an extra 5 HP squeezed from Subaru’s 2.0-liter boxer four-pot mill, shared with the BRZ.

While the manufacturer currently focuses on the GT 86, X-Tomi reminds us that this is the same brand that gave us the FT-86 Open Concept a few years ago.

Based on the study and featuring the new updates applied to the rear-wheel drive car for 2017 MY, this rendering shows what could have been had Toyota given the go ahead for an open-top variant.

The last time we heard about it was 2014, when Scion’s chief Doug Murtha refuted claims of the project. Plus, the coupe being, more or less, in the middle of its life cycle, adding a convertible is highly unlikely. Maybe next time then...

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