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Old 08-08-2010, 07:53 PM   #1
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New rumor: Subaru FT-86 Version Could Have 60hp More Than Toyota FT-86

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Subaru’s version of the FT-86 sports car could have as much as 60bhp more than its sister Toyota model if development plans come to fruition, according to sources in Japan.

The car is being developed jointly with the FT-86 which has been delayed until 2013 because Toyota wants to improve the fuel efficiency of the engine.

The car will use a retuned version of Subaru’s naturally aspirated 2.0-litre flat four, using a revised head to produce around 200bhp.

However, Subaru plans to give its version of the coupé (still without a name) much higher performance, and it will feature a version of the Impreza STi’s turbocharged powerplant with around 260bhp on tap.

The two cars will use a variant of Subaru’s six-speed manual gearbox, too and similar body panels, but different bumpers, front grilles and wheels.

Subaru is likely to use these variations to make its version look the more aggressive of the two. Testing of the rear-wheel-drive coupé has already started at the Nürburgring in Germany.

Subaru’s test team is said to be responsible for the initial development on its model and the Toyota, because its drivers are more familiar with the FT-86’s underpinnings: a modified Legacy platform, with the Impreza’s rear suspension.

Subaru is said to have ruled out the idea of making its FT-86 four-wheel drive, because the added complexity would have increased weight and pushed up a price that’s already likely to be higher than originally thought.

Expect the Subaru to cost between £25,000 and £30,000 when it reaches the UK soon after the Toyota’s debut.
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I just hope it looks as good as the FT
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Old 08-08-2010, 08:00 PM   #3
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Wait, didnt toyota already announce the 2013 delay thing was a rumor?
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Old 08-08-2010, 08:08 PM   #4
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Wait, didnt toyota already announce the 2013 delay thing was a rumor?
Which is why I take anything in this article with a grain of salt. Seems like many publications just want to be able to print something (anything) on this project.
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I still Don't see any prototype/concept on any International car shows so I'll take this another grain of salt
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I believe it when I see it.
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Wait, didnt toyota already announce the 2013 delay thing was a rumor?

Thats what I was thinking, I'm guessing Toyota wouldn't reassure people that the car was on track for 2011 and then change it, what, a month later? I'm sure as was stated by Hachiroku that they probably just wanted to put down something for people to read.
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Old 08-08-2010, 09:13 PM   #8
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looking at the rendering, it looks like the G Sports version of the Toyota with fog lights, hood scoop and diff wheels... oh and diff headlights
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looking at the rendering, it looks like the G Sports version of the Toyota with fog lights, hood scoop and diff wheels... oh and diff headlights
It also resembles the last gen Celica.
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I call bullshit.
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I love reading these kinds of article. Good job Auto Car UK, keep up this bs!
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i call bs, espec since the name 216a isnt mentioned ANYwhere yet FT86 (a project name just likt 216a) is used pletifully.
i call bs
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The two cars will use a variant of Subaru’s six-speed manual gearbox,
A lot of wrong things in that artical... this one above I noticed.. Its using that asien or what ever 6 spd gbox. Not the subaru 6spd
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