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Subaru’s rear-wheel-drive sports car to be called the BRZ

Subaru confirmed today that its new rear-wheel-drive sports car, which is currently under development with Toyota, will be badged the ‘Subaru BRZ.” “‘BRZ’ stands for ‘Boxer engine’, ‘Rear-wheel drive’ and ‘Zenith’ and embodies ultimate passion for the new sports car and confidence in its distinctive trademark and core technology: the ‘Horizontally-Opposed Subaru Boxer engine,’” Subaru […]

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Production Toyota FT-86 to be badged FR-S?

Recent Toyota trademark filings in the United States and Canada suggest that the production name of the Toyota FT-86 Concept will be FR-S. Many have speculated that the FR-S name stands for Front-engine, Rear-wheel-drive, Sports cars – not exactly an exciting name so we guess FR-S doesn’t sound so bad. Both filings were completed on […]

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Report: Toyota working on baby FT-86 that could start around $15,000

It was recently reported that the development cost involved with the upcoming Toyota/Subaru rear-wheel-drive sports coupe may result in a more expensive vehicle than originally estimated. When the Toyota FT-86 Concept made its debut at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show, company executives said that they are aiming for an entry-level price of around $20,000. So […]

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Report: Subaru ditches all-wheel-drive plans for its version of Toyota FT-86

Subaru and Toyota’s new rear-wheel-drive sports car, based on the Toyota FT-86 Concept, is ready to make its debut later next year. It was reported in Dec. 2009 that Subaru, which is well known for being an all-wheel-drive brand, is worried that a rear-wheel-drive sports car may drive away loyal customers. Well, it seems like […]

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Toyota FT-86 to get track focused version with stiffer suspension, beefier brakes

Toyota CEO and Nurburgring 24 Hour race car driver Akio Toyoda has been pretty vocal about the Japanese automaker’s need to produce more emotional cars. The Lexus LFA and the upcoming Toyota FT-86 are just a hint of where Toyota is headed with that emotional design. Toyoda said that combining design with better driving dynamics […]

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Subaru skeptical about bringing rear-wheel-drive Toyobaru to the U.S.

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., of which 16.5 percent is owned by Toyota, is a bit skeptical about bringing its new rear-wheel-drive sports car that is co-developed with Toyota to the U.S. What’s the big deal? Well, Subaru is a well-known all-wheel-drive brand and thinks that a rear-wheel-drive sports car may drive away loyal customers. “We”re […]

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Subaru 086A version of Toyota FT-86 to be larger with more power

Toyota and Subaru are both preparing to launch their new rear-wheel-drive sports cars. While both will be built as a result of a collaboration between Fuji Heavy Industries and Toyota Motor Corp, Inside Line has learned that the Subaru version will be slightly larger and faster than Toyota’s FT-86. Due out in 2011, the Subaru […]

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Toyota and Subaru planning convertible versions of their RWD coupes

We’re pretty sure that by now you’ve heard enough about the Toyota FT-86 and the Subaru 086A. Both cars are a new rear-wheel-drive sports car developed jointly by Toyota and Subaru and will go on sale sometime in early 2011. According to a report by AutoTelegraaf, Toyota and Subaru are both planning a convertible version […]

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Photo Renderings: Subaru 086A, Fuji’s Toyota FT-86

Following the Toyota FT-86 Concept, Subaru is getting ready to unveil its version of the rear-wheel-drive sports coupe. Internally known as the 086A, the Subaru version will bigger and badder than its Toyota sibling. According to Japan’s BestCar, the production 086A will be powered by a 2.0L turbocharged powerplant sending 250-hp to all four wheels. […]

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Production Toyota FT-86 could carry Toyota Celica badge

The folks over at AutoCar have learned that Toyota’s new rear-wheel-drive sports coupe could be called the Toyota Celica. The production version of the FT-86 Concept, which is co-developed by Toyota and Fuji Heavy Industries (Subaru), is scheduled to go on sale in 2012. Toyota’s responsibility is to take care of the car’s main concept […]

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