Scion FR-S Convertible Coming To Geneva In March
February 1st, 2013 11:06 AM Share
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…
Published February 1st, 2013 11:06 AM
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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...
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.
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.
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.