Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Subaru Showcases its Upcoming RWD Coupe's Platform Enwrapped in a See-Through Plastic Body

If you were waiting to see a concept of the Subaru flavored version of the rear-wheel drive Toyota FT-86 at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, tough luck because the Japanese automaker simply displayed the car's chassis in a clear plastic body. Subaru didn't comment on exterior wrap, though there's a good chance that the shape may hint at the styling of the production coupe.

As for the "Boxer Sports Car Architecture" as Subaru has named the rear-wheel drive platform, there's not much to say other than that compared to the firm's production AWD models, the boxer engine in the coupe is positioned lower and further back.

"The RWD Sports Car’s platform technology adds a completely new package to complement Subaru’s existing AWD platform," the company said in a statement. "This package will open Subaru’s renowned on-road performance to a broader range of customers. At the heart of this drivability lies Subaru’s engineering philosophy that constantly provides enjoyment and peace of mind.".

We'll remind you that Subaru and Toyota have combined forces to develop the boxer-powered and rear-wheel drive sports car architecture, with each company set to introduce its own version within the next year or so.


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