Just as memories of the Toyota-Subaru joint projects for the FT-86 and BRZ almost completely faded away (sarcasm implied), it has been announced that production versions of the cars will be released at November’s Tokyo motor show.
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Both versions will be powered by a flat-four Subaru engine, with a six-speed manual gearbox, and the option for a six-speed automatic. They will also share limited-slip differential, most mechanical components, and exterior styling.
The biggest difference between the FT-86 and the BRZ is the power specs. The FT-86 comes with 200-hp, while an unspecified, ‘less than 300-hp’ figure has been noted for the Subaru model.
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As for additional versions of the models, Subaru says there will be no turbo or convertible. Adversely, Toyota is seeking development on additional sport models, and there is even a possibility for a new Supra (!) revival.
Both models are expected to go on sale in the UK next summer.
– By: Alexandra Koken