Toyota Subaru Compact FR - new specifications revealed
An insider from the Japanese automaker, Toyota, has revealed some new details regarding his employer’s future sports car built in cooperation to Subaru. The anonymous source said that despite earlier speculations, the car will only be offered with one body style. The main difference between the Subaru and Toyota will be small pieces like the front grille, head and tail light treatments and badging.
The Toyota 086A, as it is known internally, will have a sporty physical appearance. The car will be lower and wider than the old ZZT231 Celica and have an "orthodox 2+2 coupe style, with a silhouette resembling the Lexus LF-A" supercar. Under the hood the future sport compact will be a 2.0 Liter EJ20 Direct Injection gasoline flat four that will make around 200 HP and shifted through a six-speed manual transmission.
In further news, it appears that the Toyobaru has already been spotted in one way or another. Back in 2005, Lexus was caught testing what most thought to be a Lexus IS 500, instead, this was the company’s first attempt in recent years at a mass produced inexpensive rear wheel drive sports coupe. This is a big part of the company’s sales strategy, keep the car under the 2 Million Yen limit, despite talk about having to bump the price up by another half a million. When it finally does come out as a production car, expect Subaru to capitalize on having a true sports car in their lineup with an STI version, although there has been no word on any plans from TRD.
Specs after the jump.
Toyota Subaru Compact FR “086A” Specifications
|Engine||EJ20 Direct Injection Gasoline 4 Cylinder|