Subaru FT-86 sports-car won’t get an AWD version
Subaru is famous for its all-wheel-drive models, that’s a fact. But the next sports car, developed in cooperation with Toyota is a rear-wheels-drive model, and according to Subaru officials this will be the only version to be offered as a conversion to a AWD platform will cost too much. We are just wondering what will the company do to fill lack of mechanical differentiation from the FT-86 so they will not loose their faithful customers.
Until now is only known that Subaru will offer a STI version and a R205-like special edition. But will this be enough?
Short reminder: the FT-86 is a compact, rear wheel drive sports concept powered by a 2.0 Liter horizontally opposed, naturally aspirated four cylinder gasoline burning engine supplied by Subaru. In its non boosted form, the flat four make a maximum output of 150 HP, but the automaker is toying around with the idea of a more powerful super charged version depending on consumer demands, but for now we will have to settle for a simple boxer engine connected to a 6 speed manual transmission and equipped with ADVICS brakes.