The sports car parented by both Toyota and Subaru has been in and
out of the spotlight since first being announced late last year. Now,
Subaru has made it official that they will be producing their own
version of the new concept that will be "Distinctly Subaru."
announcement was made at the Los Angeles Auto Show last week, with the
automaker also saying the concept has not been confirmed for delivery
to the US. While currently being referred to as the Toyota FT-86, the
Subaru badged variant will likely be similar to the Impreza WRX, rather
than the "Next Supra" as some have dubbed the FT-86.
enough, Subaru has been in charge of a majority of the powertrain
engineering and suspension components. They will also be in charge of
building both the Toyota and Subaru version of the FT-86.
is also expected that Subaru will be using their ever popular
turbocharged horizontally-opposed "boxer" 4-cylinder engine to drive
the upcoming concept. It is not yet official if Toyota will also be
using a Subaru boxer, which is what the concept originally debuted
with, or if they will use one of their own.
Neither concept is expected to hit the streets within the next year or two.Jalopnik