Confirming on-again, off-again rumors that a drop-top version of the GT86 is in the works, a concept version of the GT86, called the FT-86 Open Concept, will debut in the Swiss city. While it’s not confirmed for production, Toyota has said it, “previews a possible future development of the award-winning GT86 sports coupe.”
Named the FT-86 Open concept, Toyota says it “previews a possible future development of the award-winning GT86 sports coupe” and that its goal is to “gauge the public reaction to the idea of an open-top GT86”.
The Japanese carmaker went one step further adding that “testing of a prototype version of the car is already underway”, which means if public reaction is positive, we could see a production model within the next year or so in both Toyota 86/GT86 and Scion FR-S trims.
The teaser sketch reveals very little about the FT86 Open but it confirms that the convertible retains four seats. Whether it comes with a soft top or a retractable hard top is not currently known, though rumors indicate that Toyota has picked the first option in order to save as much weight as possible.
After debuting in Geneva as a thinly-masked concept, the FT86 Open will be added to the Toyota lineup as a regular production model before the end of the year. It will be sold under the Scion banner in the U.S.