Something Richard Hammond mentioned after the Top Gear trio spent sometime behind the wheel of cars like the S2000 and Z4: ‘If you want to buy a convertible, then get one that is built as a convertible from the first place’.
Nevertheless, driving a convertible is a truly liberating experience and an 86/BRZ would be guaranteed as a joy ride if gone topless.
The the convertible ‘version’ might arrive in 2014; the same year the new Mazda Mx-5 along with its Alfa Romeo sister will be revealed. This means it will be a tough war between those rivals.
Though, personally speaking, I would say Toyota might want to have a serious talk with Subaru and seriously consider the idea of creating a more powerful and race bred version 86, instead of a roadster like variant.