In Geneva last month, Subaru introduced an exhibit that shows the transmission system of its future sports car that the company has developed together with Toyota. While Toyota has launched the production model of this car called Subaru FT-86, Subaru has yet to get an official name for its version or show an official picture of the car. Meanwhile, Subaru is referring to your sport compact car like the Boxer Sports Car. So what can we learn from the Subaru image produced in Geneva?
First of all, the Subaru sports car might well be somewhat lower than the Toyota FT-86, measuring about 165 inches from front to rear bumper. Furthermore, the car will be very different from the “boy racer” seems inspired by Toyota. According to officials from Subaru, the car will face a completely different style and back, so it’s safe to predict that he will be more mature for the future of Toyota, attracting older buyers and according to the company brand image premium.
As for the mechanical components of the car, they should be similar to the Toyota FT-86. Under the hood is a naturally aspirated 1995 cc-flat-4 that will produce 200 hp and 150 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox that will route the engine power to the rear wheels. This will result in the light car goes from zero to 60 mph in about 6 seconds or less. While the Toyota FT-86 is rear-wheel drive, Subaru’s version will probably come with all-wheel-drive. Not rule out the introduction of a model STI down the line, with a significant increase in power through forced induction.
As for the other thing we learned from the display of the Subaru, we conclude that the car will come with the same front basic configuration and rear suspension as the Impreza, use a shortened version of the Impreza drive shaft and enter the rear differential Impreza STI’s.
The Subaru Boxer sports car will make its debut later this year or early 2012, so do not be surprised to see him at the Tokyo Motor Show this fall. Price should be around $ 25,000.