The FT-86, in either Toyota or Subaru forms needs no presentation. Everyone knows how this car will look like and for sure we won’t get any surprises from either of the two companies. And we will finally see the production version of the car. Both Toyota and Subaru will bring the production version of their sports car in December at the Tokyo Auto Show. The model will go on sale in 2012 and the Toyota version will be sold as a Scion FR-S on the US market.

While Toyota offered us all the design glimpse you might have needed with the launch of three different concept cars, Subaru has only revealed a a transparent concept detailing the car’s boxer engine, rear-drive architecture and suspension. And if you were hoping to see an all-wheel-drive version from Subaru, we have to bring you a sad news: Japanese sources familiar with the program say there are no plans for an AWD version.

On the other hand, a good news reveals plans for a convertible version and even a compact sedan to target the BMW 1-Series.


Source: Inside Line

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  (1211) posted on 05.26.2011

Well, let’s just see which make would draw in more attention from the crowd. But this one would really be no matter for Toyota, since both cars are essentially one and the same.

  (619) posted on 05.25.2011

Well both cars are actually good. But as for the styling, I would probably pick up the Toyota FT-86. I really don’t like how the grille looks on the Subaru one.

  (412) posted on 05.25.2011

Well, if that’s the case, then I would probably go with Toyota’s version of the car. Not that the Subaru version is bad, I just find Toyota’s take much better.

  (530) posted on 05.24.2011

Come to think of it, there really ins’t that much difference between the Toyota and the Subaru versions of this cars. You will probably have to look into the subtle nuances that each one has.

  (528) posted on 05.24.2011

Thank goodness they’re finally releasing the production versions of these two. It really took them quite a long time before they got these into the production stage .

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