Except for the roof, the 2017 Toyota GT-86 Convertible will feature the same design and technology as the coupe model, which, according to rumors, is coming sometime in 2017 as a facelift of the current GT-86.Although the spyshots of the upcoming GT-86 reveal very little except for a few stylistic details on the exterior, we have managed to put together something of a profile of the new model based on speculation, hearsay and guesswork.
Exterior and Interior
Judging from the spyshots, the 2017 Toyota GT-86 Convertible will be a compact rear-wheel-drive sports coupe with an aerodynamic body that rides low to the ground to improve handling and allow it to cut through the air with ease.
It will feature largely unchanged styling with an exception of the front and rear fascias. At the front, the model will offer a restyled bumper with a more aggressive, wider air intake. Also, it has received new foglamps and while the camouflaged headlamps from the spyshot do not reveal much in the way of the design, they are bound to feature the latest in the LED technology.Around back, the new GT-86 features a reshaped bumper and a revised diffuser including larger exhaust pipes. The taillights are redesigned, while the spoiler sitting on the top of the trunk lid seems to be slightly wider.
Inside the car, the cockpit will likely be decked out in the latest of technology features and upscale trim predictably sporting, all-black roof lining, red upholstery stitching, and aviation-style rocker switchgear.It will include a large tachometer that offers at-a-glance visibility and readability during sports driving. The front seat is bound to be designed to offer great comfort, as well as to prevent elbows from interfering with gearshift operation.
The 2017 Toyota GT-86 Convertible will come equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo-four that will deliver over 200 horsepower, as compared to the the current engine that is rated at 197 horses.Transmission is likely to remain the same, however both the six-speed manual and six-speed automatic will likely receive updates. As to the performance, the current model needs 7.6 seconds to make the 0-60 mph dash when equipped with the manual, while the automatic takes 8.2 seconds.In the current model the manual offers quick and precise shifts, while the automatic transmission features sporty shifts controlled by steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifts. Power is distributed to the rear wheels through a limited-slip differential.
2017 Toyota GT-86 Convertible Release Date and Price
In all probability the 2017 Toyota GT-86 Convertible will start showing sometime in 2017. The pricing for the new model shall start at around $27,000.