Here is an unofficial render of the new Toyota 86 minus its metal roof. The next-gen model was revealed a few days ago, a 232hp twin to the latest Subaru BRZ, and proof that Toyota’s Gazoo Racing brand is happy to slap its badges on something without a turbocharger. Hurrah!
But will we ever see a GR convertible? There was an open-top concept of its 86 predecessor way back in 2013, one we can still scarcely believe didn’t make production. It looked as good as ready, with a folding fabric roof and the coupe’s back seats kept in place.
X-Tomi Design has done us a favor by electronically imagining what a 86 version would look like via the illustration above. But given past form, this is likely about as real as this car will ever be, if we had to place our bets. Think that’s a shame?
NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.