After collaborating of two Japanese automakers on building a new sports vehicle, Toyota unveiled the FT-86 Concept car at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show, but Subaru‘s interpretation is still under wraps.
The engine which was previously speculated to be a 2.0-litre turbo warrior making about 118kW (160hp). Indeed it is the revised 2.0-litre turbo from moreover the Impreza 2.0 GT or the WRX STI. However, energy is rumoured to be around 184kW (250hp) with a probable STI type making 227kW (308hp).
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Subaru will advance vastness the 216A from the FT-86 through signature styling elements (as offered in these comedian renderings), longer and wider dimensions and an farther 100kg in mass. However, the proximity in actual wheelbase and overall piece with the recent formulate mean the two could piece even more parts.
The FT-86 Concept takes on the domestic codes 086A, 087A and 088A for the Japanese, US and European markets respectively. The Subaru on the other hand is codenamed the 216A according to BestCar magazine.
The Subaru will market its own version of the coupe. If it will be available in all markets or if Subaru will offer the option of AWD and/or a turbocharged engine is something that remains to be seen. Pricing has been speculated at around ¥3 million (€22,267/ US$32,880) when launched in Japan in 2011.