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Discuss New Toyota 86 Convertible at the FT-86 Open Concept within the Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ, Scion FR-S Forum and Enthusiasts Community; With the new 86, it will be interesting to see if they deliver a more ...
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    New Toyota 86 Convertible

    With the new 86, it will be interesting to see if they deliver a more powerful engine to match the hardtops...
    Toyota 86 convertible concept previews open-top variant |*CarAdvice

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    I can imagine the flex already. As the 86's roof is part of the overall clever architecture of the chassis. But it's good! Bald middle aged men can have another choice apart from the mx5!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheekydonkey View Post
    I can imagine the flex already. As the 86's roof is part of the overall clever architecture of the chassis. But it's good! Bald middle aged men can have another choice apart from the mx5!
    Harsh! I am what some would call "hair challenged" and have seen my 50th birthday young fella . But would agree about the flexing of the car.
    Ggergalicious and Roadliner like this.

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    yeah convertible would be heaps heavier due to the increased strengthening. They would need a more powerful motor or it would be just too slow.

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    then drop the upgraded components into the coupe and winning

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    I was of the understanding the the structure of the car was suitable for a convertible platform from the start, without the need for to much extra strengthening. Which is why they are considering it. As others have indicated it makes good business sense to stretch the coupe sales out a bit before the convertible comes along. As for engine upgrades more is better as far as I'm concerned. But when previous cars eg Nissan Slivia went to convertible they dropped the turbo.

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