Sorry, I couldn’t resist the cheesy headline.
We don’t do many spy shots here, but this is an interesting one. Both Jeff and I drove Subaru BRZ and the Scion FR-S, and both of us loved the little buggers. Now, it appears that they will be available without a roof too, and judging from the pictures they will look a bit like a shrunken Aston Martin too.
Question is – is this the direction these two cars should go toward? Wouldn’t it make more sense to offer a more powerful version of the car before a topless version? Or is there a market and demand for an affordable sporty ragtop? A Miata with small useless rear seats, if you will.
How much weight will the topless version add, and how much stiffness will it take away? Does it even matter? Who will buy these? Same people that once bought convertible Eclipses?