Toyota and Subaru have joined forces to build a new sports car. Set to be launched in 2010, the future sports car will have different design for each auto maker, but both will feature the same Subaru boxer engine. The Subaru RWD Coupe will be priced at around $25.000 for the standard version, and $30.000 for the turbo version. The car will compete with cars like Mazda MX-5.
The car will be inspired by the classic rear-drive AE86 Toyota Corolla GT coupe from the 1980s. But, the Subaru version will also get its design by the Impreza, although it will shortened, lightened and will have a coupe body.
The 2010 RWD Coupe (we don’t know the name yet) will be powered by 2.0-liter flat four engine that will deliver 175bhp (for the naturally aspired version). Subaru will also unveil a 2.5-liter turbocharged version few months after the standard version.
Subaru will also give up the standard four-wheel drive system in order to save weight. Both companies will adopt the RWD system in order to make the car more compact, lightweight and faster.
The main market for the upcoming model will be North America, but will also be offered in Japan and Europe.