Along with Toyota, Subaru will display the production version of its much-anticipated rear-wheel-drive sports car at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show in December. The two models have been continuously previews by concepts including the Toyota FT-86, Toyota FT-86 II, Scion FR-S and the Subaru Rear-Wheel-Drive Sports Car Architecture that was shown at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.
The rear-wheel-drive sports car, which has a Subaru 2.0L 4-cylinder boxer engine and a Toyota-designed exterior, will go on sale next year. In the United States, the model will be sold as a Scion (previews by the Scion FR-S Concept shown at the 2011 New York Auto Show).
We’re sure if Subaru’s version of the car will be sold in the United States, which has a little upset. Subaru expects a longer-than-aveage lifecycle for the model and it plans on keeping things fresh with a possible STI version shortly after launch, said Toshio Masuda, a Subaru senior general manager of product planning.
Subaru’s STI department is known for beefing up a vehicles performance with the use of turbocharging, performance tires, powerful brakes and a sport-tuned suspension. However, officials say that going turbo for the rear-wheel-drive sports car is doubtful since the original plan calls for keeping the boxer engine naturally aspirated.
Subaru Rear-Wheel Drive Sports Car Architecture:
– By: Omar Rana
Source: Automotive News