The truth has been unfolded. Toyota and Subaru are collaborating on building a new sports coupe. Remember the Toyota FT-86 concept? Subaru have their own version of the car themselves. Unlike the FT-86, there is very little details for the upcoming Subaru sports coupe.
However, A number of details that should please Subaru fans have now surfaced. Firstly, the FT-86 takes on the internal codes 086A, 087A and 088A for the Japanese, US and European market respectively. The Subaru on the other hand is codenamed the 216A according to BestCar magazine.
Initial speculation states that the sports coupe will be using a 2.0 litre turbo boxer engine with 118kW (160hp) of power. But it has been revised to a 2.0-litre turbo from either the Impreza 2.0 GT or the WRX STI which is rumoured to have around 184kW (250hp) up to 227kW (308hp) for the STI version.
The design and details between the FT-86 and th 216A (based on the artist rendering) is much more different than what we expected. But the closeness in actual wheelbase and overall length with the current hatch mean the two could share even more parts.
The price for the sports coupe is speculated at around ¥3 million (RM113,000) in Japan in 2011.