Subaru Coupe – further details revealed

Subaru Coupe – further details revealed

Subaru Coupe renderings fq

It’s no longer a secret that Toyota and Subaru are collaborating on the build of a new sports coupe. While Toyota’s version will be derived from the FT-86 Concept car unveiled at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show, Subaru’s interpretation is still under wraps… almost

Some details have leaked out including speculation about suitable engines. The engine thought most likely was a 2.0-litre turbo boxer making about 118kW (160hp). However, it now seems that the revised 2.0-litre turbo unit from either the Impreza 2.0 GT or the WRX STI will be used. But power is rumoured to be around 184kW (250hp) with a possible STI version making 227kW (308hp).

Subaru will further distance the 216A from the FT-86 through signature styling elements (as viewed in the pictured artist renderings), longer and wider dimensions and up to an extra 100kg in weight due to the AWD drivetrain. However, the closeness in actual wheelbase and overall length with the FT-86 mean the two could share many parts.

Pricing has been speculated at around ¥3 million ($45,700 NZ) when launched in Japan in 2011.

Subaru Coupe renderings fq

It’s no longer a secret that Toyota and Subaru are collaborating on the build of a new sports coupe. While Toyota’s version will be derived from the FT-86 Concept car unveiled at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show, Subaru’s interpretation is still under wraps… almost

Some details have leaked out including speculation about suitable engines. The engine thought most likely was a 2.0-litre turbo boxer making about 118kW (160hp). However, it now seems that the revised 2.0-litre turbo unit from either the Impreza 2.0 GT or the WRX STI will be used. But power is rumoured to be around 184kW (250hp) with a possible STI version making 227kW (308hp).

Subaru will further distance the 216A from the FT-86 through signature styling elements (as viewed in the pictured artist renderings), longer and wider dimensions and up to an extra 100kg in weight due to the AWD drivetrain. However, the closeness in actual wheelbase and overall length with the FT-86 mean the two could share many parts.

Pricing has been speculated at around ¥3 million ($45,700 NZ) when launched in Japan in 2011.

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