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 version will be powered by a 2.0L flat 4-cylinder making approximately 250-hp (Toyota’s version will produce around 200-hp). Apparently, since Subaru’s version will feature all-wheel-drive, more power is required to carry the extra weight.
Sources say that the Subaru version of the car, internally known as the 086A, will be slightly larger. The Subaru 086A will cost around $5,000 more than Toyotas, which will be priced around $20,000. The price difference should keep both models from competing with each other.
Toyota FT-86 Concept:
– By: Omar Rana
Source: Inside Line