Scion FR-S Convertible Coming To Geneva In March

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
scion fr s convertible coming to geneva in march

Anyone attending the Geneva Auto Show will get to see a concept version of the Toyota 86 convertible, pictured above in a sketch. Enjoy it as you sip your 7 Franc lattes. We’ll have live shots for you starting March 5th, once the show is on. Maybe it will be warm enough to put the top down on the MX-5 by then…

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  • Kyree Kyree on Feb 01, 2013

    I hope this doesn't end up being another Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet--in other words, something that takes a competent and well-designed vehicle and turns it into a gutless fashion-statement with no purpose. I hope they're aiming more for the Honda S2000 and Mazda MX-5 Miata crowd...

  • Stuki Stuki on Feb 01, 2013

    Wonder if they can keep it reasonably stiff. If so, chopping the top off is a nice way to route around one of the most common complaints against this car; road noise. The world needs more decent, non premium convertibles. Desperately.

    • Epsilonkore Epsilonkore on Feb 01, 2013

      "The world needs more decent, non premium convertibles. Desperately." +1

  • MRF 95 T-Bird MRF 95 T-Bird on Feb 01, 2013

    I always thought a targa version would be more appropriate. It would keep the rigidity and you could store the roof panel in the rear area. Heck even T-roofs would be swell.

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    • MRF 95 T-Bird MRF 95 T-Bird on Feb 04, 2013

      @daiheadjai Apparently 2nd gen F-Bodies and G-bodies with T-Tops were prone to leaking but 3rd and 4th gen were much better. Many others such as Fox body Mustangs (they dropped the T-Top option mid-cycle in the late 80's) as well as Z-cars were quite solid and leak-free. I knew someone who had a Subaru Brat which had standard t-tops. The thing was rotted badly like most Brats at the end of it's life, but the T-Tops were tight as new. As far as targas go, the final Pontiac Solstice coupe had a removable targa that was too large to fit in the rear area but on most Vettes they can fit in the rear.

  • CelticPete CelticPete on Feb 03, 2013

    It's alot more then .0003 seconds laptime. A convertible can add 300 to 500lbs of weight. Throw in that with the lousy motor (low torque) they have in that car and combine it with the not state of the art (six speed) autobox that most will sell with - and you have a dog. Even with the manual not sure if you should pick this over a Miata.