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Old 05-24-2011, 07:55 AM   #1
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Interview with Mr. Kosuke Kubo on FT-86 II concept

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Old 05-24-2011, 09:30 AM   #2
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Nice. Hadn't seen this before. Thanks!
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I love it, too bad only a small portion of consumers will understand what "driving emotion" is. The average american will look for performance numbers rather looking for the need to connect to the asphalt. Which completely defeats the purpose of this car. This interveiw makes me feel so much better about Toyota and Subaru, it actually makes me feel a bit nostalgic that i can anticipate a car in the future that can make me feel like driving for the very first time in a 260z, or AE86 for others.

I can only imagine that Subaru is feeling the same way also, having pig fat cars in their current fleet lineup. Going back to the coupe GC8 which was a fun to drive car in both asphalt and gravel. I'm sure Subaru wants to go back to a fun to drive coupe like the CG8. But simulating that feeling with a RWD coupe rather than making a mini STI.

I think this is a better alternative.

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"In this car we didn't go after those specs or speed, rather our aim was a car that the driver could really enjoy" -Kosuke Kubo
This by far is my favorite quote in the interview, because its focusing on an element of performance that has no number to it, which contradicts what most Americans/Europeans were trained to look for in a sports car, which is power.
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Old 05-24-2011, 01:58 PM   #4
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Reminds me of the article regarding Yutaka Katayama!

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Talking about customers modding their cars again. This is good. It seems they want it to be able to carry on as long as the AE86 did with the fans.

Light weight and balance are the keys to this, I hope.
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I'm still hopeing that I can mod the thing to 300 and be done with it.
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I guess it's a miata now?
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I'm still hopeing that I can mod the thing to 300 and be done with it.
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I guess it's a miata now?
I was under that impression from almost the beginning. a toyota/subaru miata is the base of what this should be, right?
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Just because he was using "man and machine"? Its just a phrase...a damned good one too.
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"Today's modern sports cars are becoming more and more technically advanced, and at the same time, with the car itself taking over control the, presence of the driver is diminishing."

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I was under that impression from almost the beginning. a toyota/subaru miata is the base of what this should be, right?
It's certainly not a bad thing, but no one knows whether this will be a performance car, or or a "fun-to-drive" type. Given this interview and the fact that the FT-86 will have a boxer engine, it's much clearer what Toyota's intent for this car is.
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