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10-30-2009, 02:33 PM
Filed under: Convertible (http://www.autoblog.com/category/convertibles/), Performance (http://www.autoblog.com/category/sports/), Japan (http://www.autoblog.com/category/japan/), Subaru (http://www.autoblog.com/category/subaru/), Toyota (http://www.autoblog.com/category/toyota/), Rumormill (http://www.autoblog.com/category/rumormill/)
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Toyota FT-86 - click above image for hi-res gallery

In news that will only shock those that haven't been paying attention, Toyota has reportedly confirmed that if the market demands it, there will be a convertible version of the new FT-86 (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/ToyotaFt-86/). Though Toyota still hasn't settled on a name for the upcoming budget rear-drive sports car, the announcement of a drop-top option lends a bit more credence to the rumor that the Celica nameplate might be brought back from the dead.

Now, the notion of a convertible Celica really shouldn't shock anyone. However, what should shock you (at least a little) is the possibility of convertible Subaru. Because, besides a few one-offs and at least one was-never-going-to-see-the-light-of-day concept, Subaru has never built a convertible. And of course, this means that the very real possibility of an all-wheel drive, 300+ horsepower, 300+ lb-ft. of torque, six-speed manual Subaru roadster exists. Where do we sign up? Thanks to everyone for the tips!


Gallery: Tokyo 2009: Toyota FT-86 Concept (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/tokyo-2009-toyota-ft-86-concept/low/)
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2009/10/toyotaft86live_01_thumbnail.jpg (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/tokyo-2009-toyota-ft-86-concept/low/)http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2009/10/toyotaft86live_02_thumbnail.jpg (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/tokyo-2009-toyota-ft-86-concept/low/)http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2009/10/toyotaft86live_03_thumbnail.jpg (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/tokyo-2009-toyota-ft-86-concept/low/)http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2009/10/toyotaft86live_04_thumbnail.jpg (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/tokyo-2009-toyota-ft-86-concept/low/)http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2009/10/toyotaft86live_05_thumbnail.jpg (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/tokyo-2009-toyota-ft-86-concept/low/)

[Source: Auto Telegraaf (http://autotelegraaf.nl/autonieuws/5198321/nieuwe-toyota--celica--mogelijk-ook-als-cabrio/) via Motor Authority (http://www.motorauthority.com/blog/1037477_report-convertible-planned-for-toyota-and-subaru-joint-sports-car)]REPORT: Convertible Toyobaru FT-86 in the works (http://www.autoblog.com/2009/10/30/report-convertible-toyobaru-ft-86-in-the-works/) originally appeared on Autoblog (http://www.autoblog.com) on Fri, 30 Oct 2009 14:28:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds (http://www.weblogsinc.com/feed-terms/).


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