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Logical, isn’t it? Take the much-loved Toyota 86 coupe, lop the roof off, and you have a new roadster model for those who prefer tanning over drifting. Toyota has done exactly that and will bring a concept car to the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.

Called the FT-86 Open concept, Toyota says it “previews a possible future development of the award-winning GT86 sports coupe” and that its goal is to “gauge the public reaction to the idea of an open-top GT86”. The 86 is called GT86 in Europe and Scion FR-S in America.

Toyota, back on top as the world’s best selling carmaker, added that “testing of a prototype version of the car is already underway,” which means that if the Geneva outing garners positive response, we won’t have to wait too long for a production 86 roadster.

It remains to be seen what kind of roof will be fitted on the FT-86 Open concept (metal or fabric) but we can see from this official sketch that it features 2+2 seating. Click here for our review of the Toyota 86.