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Subaru's Side Of The FT-86

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As we’re sure you know by know, Toyota and Subaru are working on a new sports car that each will get a chance to work into their own unique version. The Toyota version has been talked about frequently and will be called the FT-86 . As for Subaru’s version , little has been revealed. Of course, that doesn’t mean we can’t get awesome renderings of the new sportscar.

The car will likely sit on a revised Legacy platform with the Impreza’s rear suspension. Under the hood will be Subaru’s horizontal 2.0-liter four-cylinder motor with around 250 horsepower. That is a decent sized power increase over the Toyota version, due to modifications and turbocharging.

The design of the car is far more aggressive than its Toyota brother. The car will have gold rims and a big hood scoop. Besides that though, there shouldn’t a whole lot of change in the bodywork. The only real difference will be the grilles, bumpers, and wheels.

The car will likely be out around 2013 for a price of $25,000. Due to cost reasons, the car won’t feature Subaru’s all-wheel drive system.

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I don’t really think it borrows from anything, I think it just has that stigma b/c it’s not European and most people are still stuck in that "box". IMO this car looks distinctly original.

I don’t really think it borrows from anything, I think it just has that stigma b/c it’s not European and most people are still stuck in that "box". IMO this car looks distinctly original.

well put, some miata in the front, GTR in the c ar, etc etc. all in all a cohesive design. I’m still not sure about the rear

With the robust 6-speed manual from the WRX STI and 07-09 Legacy Spec B, and a robust 2-pedal gearbox... they could handle engines with more than 300hp, and their engines could do it, if so tuned.

Wow! It’s have a much sportier look.

If i understood it correctly, this car was build with the Subaru Boxer 4 in mind, because it could be placed lower than an I4 or V6. Now, i don’t like the idea of a Subaru engine in a Toyota, so i am not totally over exited about this car.

$25,000? That’s the same price as the Toyota model. How are 250 bhp and 150 bhp versions of the same car going to be the same price, and why is Toyota allowing Subaru to out-do them? I really hope that Toyota brings out a supercharger or offers a V6 for their version.

$25,000? That’s the same price as the Toyota version. How can this be when this is simply an upgraded version of the FT-86?

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