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59Toyota FT-86 Open Concept would make a mighty fine droptop FR-S [UPDATE]

There's nothing wrong with going topless. And Toyota is proving that its FT-86 (read: Scion FR-S/Toyota GT86/Subaru BRZ) coupe is just as excellent with its roof removed. It may only be a concept, but this FT-86 Open previews a new droptop from the Japanese automaker to round out the Toyobaru sports car family. We're finally getting the chance to see the open-air FT-86 in person here at the Geneva Motor Show, and we're already yearning to take it canyon-carving.

55Report: Contrary to rumors, Toyota FT-86 development on track, expected Nov. 2011

Toyota FT-86 G Sports Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

78Report: Toyota FT-86 delayed until 2013, hybrid under consideration

Toyota FT-86 Concept – Click above for high-res image galllery

76Rumormill: Toyota developing smaller, cheaper baby FT-86

If there is any truth to this report from Road & Track, you inexpensive sports car lovers are going to owe the Toyota FT-86 a lot of thanks. RT says that the development costs for Toyota's re-entry into the truly sporty segment has run over estimates and the car is going to be priced higher than $20,000 – not what Toyota wanted.

40REPORT: Track-focused, budget-oriented Toyota FT-86 on the way

Toyota FT-86 Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery

56REPORT: Subaru spokesman concerned that RWD Toyobaru could dilute brand identity

Subaru Sports Coupe Renderings - Click above for high-res image gallery

67Rendered Speculation: JDM rumormill reports Subaru's FT-86 will get turbo power, AWD

The crew from Japan's BestCar magazine have apparently taken the initial pics of the Toyota FT-86 concept and grafted a unique nose, rear fascia and wheels onto ToMoCo's new sports coupe, and while the result is less-than-fetching, the accompanying report offers a pseudo-confirmation of what's been suspected all along.

65Toyota FT-86 Concept gets shot in the studio

Toyota FT-86 Concept - Click above for image gallery

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