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Old 02-22-2011, 01:35 AM   #1
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Exclamation RWD Subaru Boxer Sports Car Architecture teased !

So I went to Subaru's Japanese site, and saw it's teasing a shot of the Subaru version of the FT86... pretty sure this hasn't been posted yet since it just went up. Image confirms it will be RWD.

Teaser site here:
http://www.subaru-global.com/boxersports.html

PDF in Japanese here (which just says it'll later show press conference info)

http://www.fhi.co.jp/contents/pdf_68375.pdf
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FHI opens Special Site for the 81st Geneva International Motor Show

- Teaser Image of "BOXER Sports Car Architecture" released -

Tokyo, February 22, 2011 - Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the maker of Subaru automobiles, today announced the opening of a special website for the 81st Geneva Motor Show (Press day: March 1 and 2; Open to the public from March 3 through 13, 2011). FHI will also release a teaser image of its "BOXER Sports Car Architecture", a technology exhibit initially referred to as "Subaru Rear-Wheel Drive Sports Car Technology Concept". FHI is setting up this special website with a view to increasing customers' understanding of the philosophy underpinning this unique technology exhibit.

The SUBARU "BOXER Sports Car Architecture" embodies the technology concept of Subaru's Rear-Wheel Drive Sports Car, currently under joint development with Toyota Motor Corporation. It also represents a proposal of Subaru's new platform technology, build around its key component - the Horizontally-opposed
Subaru Boxer engine.

The special site will be opened today at 15:00 on the Subaru Global Site
http://www.subaru-global.com/boxersports.html

The site will feature information updates relating to the Geneva motor show and include the movie of Subaru's press conference.

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Old 02-22-2011, 01:41 AM   #2
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oh man, i'm gonna be the biggest schoolyard bully if even the subaru version is RWD. yeah, that's a threat, you'll be fine.


lol.

EDIT: i just realized i didn't say THANKS for the post. thank you! this is exciting. good find.
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:41 AM   #3
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wow does that even count as a tease? you can't really see anything of the car. although from what little i can tell i think i like the ft-86 and ft-86 ii better. can anyone tell if the engine in the engine bay is the FB series or EJ?
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Very nice find
I wonder how long before one of the troll web "magazines" that have provided us with so much "reliable" information finds this out and posts it :p
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Not much to see, but you do see at the edge of the shot a character line crease. Wheel arch is less aggressive, the hood is a lot less aggressively raked and is kind of upright for the headlight/grill.

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Very nice find
I wonder how long before one of the troll web "magazines" that have provided us with so much "reliable" information finds this out and posts it :p
Best Car will probably run with it and make a wild speculatory rendering =D
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oh and look at that this puts a complete pile of elephant crap over all the AWD rumors!
HA

my bet is to look for those very similar hood lines (in respect to the height of the ground) on the ft86mk2 concept as well
i also realised something, if the hood needs to be raised from the original concept, what about the bumper, cus you could very easily raise the hood by ending it earlier and following the same line to the front with a little more bumper and or grill
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Wait till Ichitaka sees this.

Hey Ichitaka, did ya heer about that nu Subahroo? It's gonna be a too wheel drive!
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wow does that even count as a tease? you can't really see anything of the car. although from what little i can tell i think i like the ft-86 and ft-86 ii better. can anyone tell if the engine in the engine bay is the FB series or EJ?
You know, I was staring at the site pic for long time, but I cannot tell the difference between FB or EJ... all the parts that makes it FB or EJ isn't showing, so I can't say for sure... but near the crank design looks more like FB design.

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Wait till Ichitaka sees this.

Hey Ichitaka, did ya heer about that nu Subahroo? It's gonna be a too wheel drive!
Yeah, I figured that.












hide in the corner & cry... lol jk

But seriously, I didn't expect this to be AWD. This car isn't going to have the name Impreza or 22B, so I'm not disappointed or anything. I'm interested to see how Subie ver gonna look like.
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I just hope it's sexy. It could be my first favorite looking Subaru just like the Genesis coupe is my first favorite looking Hyundai. There is a first for everything I guess.
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:44 AM   #10
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it looks like it got the new plastic intake manifold from the FB engine, the pulleys don't reminder me anything from EJ so make your own impression about it
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The front arches look a little wider IMO, maybe subaru have widened the stance of their version
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Can't wait!
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Good to hear. All bullcr*p magazines' speculations are all wrong.
I'm not a boxer fan, but does the engine sit that low?
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