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09-01-2010, 08:05 PM
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Subaru FT-86 RWD coupe spy shots - Click above for high-res image gallery

We've read many reports lately having to do with Toyota (http://autoblog.com/make/toyota)'s FT-86 (http://autoblog.com/tag/ft-86) rear-wheel drive sports coupe, but we mustn't forget that Subaru (http://autoblog.com/make/subaru) will be getting its own version of this new two-door - it is a joint venture, after all. Our spies have captured this obviously Subaru-bodied mule out testing in Death Valley, showing that things are still on track for the "Toyobaru" to come to market in the near future.

Details are still very slim on what Subaru's version of the FT-86 will offer, and contrary to the brand's image, the new coupe may not be available with all-wheel drive (http://www.autoblog.com/2010/03/13/report-subaru-version-of-ft86-toyobaru-will-not-get-all-wheel/). If that's the case, Subaru will have to offer a lot more in the way of styling (and perhaps power) to differentiate it from its Toyota sister. This latest prototype has sprouted a hood scoop not seen on earlier test cars (http://www.autoblog.com/2009/10/13/toyota-subaru-coupe-prototype-spy-shots/), suggesting that a top-mount intercooler could be underhood, though it's also possible that this is just the result of some WRX/STI parts being used for camouflage purposes.

Toyota is expected to launch its version of the FT-86 in November of 2011, so keep your fingers crossed for Subaru's version to drop around the same time. For now, see a glimpse of what's to come in our high-res gallery of spy shots below.


Gallery: Spy Shots: Subaru FT-86 RWD Coupe (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/spy-shots-subaru-ft-86-rwd-coupe/)

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[Source: KGP Photography]Spy Shots: Subaru testing its version of FT-86 "Toyobaru" coupe in the Death Valley heat (http://www.autoblog.com/2010/09/01/spy-shots-subaru-testing-its-version-of-ft-86-toyobaru-coupe/) originally appeared on Autoblog (http://www.autoblog.com) on Wed, 01 Sep 2010 19:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds (http://www.weblogsinc.com/feed-terms/).



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Sti Guy
09-03-2010, 03:16 PM
Wow... This car looks wierd... I hate to say but I dont like it at all...

dorramide7
10-28-2010, 10:06 PM
wamly welcome

Sure all pro gamer are most welcome... if you can reach out to them it would be great!! Thanks a lot

Jme03
11-14-2010, 03:47 PM
the nose is mad long. Like a Mazda.:confused:

Molusko
11-19-2010, 10:38 AM
I expect they make a nice car with this partnership with toyota