We were encouraged by the vibe of Toyota’s GT86 Open Air Concept, but according to Automotive News, a report about Toyota’s long-term plans for new and existing model lineups indicates the rumored convertible and turbo models have been shelved because of high cost and low volume expectations. We would argue the high-cost argument because we see this as a quick engine swap. There is no engine development needed because a turbocharged version of the FA20 is already in service under the hood of the Forester XT. Further, the Toyota GT86 Open Air Concept is a near-production prototype, not a pie-in-the-sky dream—some shapely clay silhouette with a set of wheels stuck in it. The FR-S is sizzling hot and, in our opinion, has earned the right to be taken to the next level.