Are You Ready for the Toyota Sports Car with a Subaru Engine?
By Mike Mello
A shared sports car from Toyota and Subaru? That’s the news from a press conference in Tokyo where Toyota CEO Katsuaki Watanabe also announced that Toyota will be increasing its stake in Fuji Heavy Industries. Arriving in 2011, the rear-wheel-drive sports car will be powered by a boxer engine from Subaru and both Toyota and Subaru will sell the car with their own respective badges.
So, what is the last Toyota sports car you drove? A Supra? Maybe the MR2? And for Subaru, anyone out there been in the cockpit of an SVX lately? Yeah, Imprezas are a blast, but this upcoming Toyota-Subaru product is to be front-engine, rear-drive. What’s not reported in the above links is that some sources state that there’s talk of an all-wheel-drive version.
Additionally, the agreement doesn’t end with the yet-to-be-named sports car. Toyota will provide a compact car to Fuji Heavy, who will also be supplied with minicars built by Daihatsu as early as 2009.
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