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Sketch foretells

Source: Iol Motoring Staff
Saturday, February 09, 2013

Ok people! Here's Toyota taking it to another level with a sketch that foretells the future of Toyota cars.

The website reports that an official teaser sketch previews open-top 86 concept.

By releasing the accompanying teaser sketch, Toyota has confirmed what the motoring rumour mill has been speculating all along—that Toyota is working on an open-top version of its 86 coupé.

Toyota is already conducting engineering tests on a prototype and the company will use the Geneva Motor Show, in early March this year, to gauge public reaction to the idea of an 86 drop-top.

It remains to be seen what Toyota will be doing on the engine front.

Many enthusiasts have complained about the rear-wheel drive 86 coupé being underpowered—its only power source at this stage being a 147kW 2-litre flat-four.

The structural reinforcements required by a roof-chop will inevitably make the car heavier, blunting its performance potential even further.