Toyota FT-86 II Concept: New Photos Revealed Ahead of Debut [2011 Frankfurt Auto Show]

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Toyota FT-86 II Concept: New Photos Revealed Ahead of Debut [2011 Frankfurt Auto Show]
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Toyota is keeping quiet ahead of the car’s reveal today at the Frankfut Auto Show, but it has released two pictures of the latest FT-86 II Concept. What’s new? Other than some new paint it’s not entirely clear, although Toyota did promise a “faster, lighter and sportier” version of the car. When it does officially… Continue Reading...

Subaru BRZ to Hit Dealers Next Spring

Subaru BRZ to Hit Dealers Next Spring
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It’s been a long time coming but fans of the Toyobaru sports car soon won’t have to wait much longer. Expected to officially debut at the Tokyo Auto Show in both its Toyota and Subaru forms, Subaru recently announced that its version will be called the BRZ. When it is unveiled, interested buyers won’t have… Continue Reading...

Subaru BRZ Revealed as Name of Subie’s Toyota FT-86

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Subaru BRZ Revealed as Name of Subie’s Toyota FT-86
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Subaru has announced its name for the joint sports car project developed with Toyota, dubbing the rear-drive coupe the BRZ. The news comes in a release by the Japanese automaker, announcing it will show a second rendition of the Boxer Sports Car Architecture, cumbersomely named “Subaru BRZ Prologue – Boxer Sports Car Architecture II” at… Continue Reading...

Scion FR-S Crashes the Party at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

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Scion FR-S Crashes the Party at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
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A Scion is about the last car you’d expect to see at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, but the FR-S concept has a design worthy of a six-, or even a seven-figure price tag. Set to be unveiled as a Toyota model at the Tokyo Auto Show later this year, the production FR-S is… Continue Reading...

Subaru FT-86 Variant Spied Testing in California

Subaru FT-86 Variant Spied Testing in California
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Call it whatever you like, but the upcoming Toyota FT-86/Scion FR-S/Toyotabaru/King Ghidorah sports car has been spotted in public, well ahead of its anticipated production-ready December unveiling. We know what the Toyota version looks like—time and time and time again. But the camoed-up version seen stuck in traffic on the 405 looks more like Subaru’s version—and… Continue Reading...

Toyota, Subaru FT-86 Variants to Bow at Tokyo Auto Show in December

Toyota, Subaru FT-86 Variants to Bow at Tokyo Auto Show in December
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Toyota will never stop developing mutations of its FT-86 sports car, which will be released sometime between now and the real Rapture. Maybe. But news from Japan indicates, finally, when we can see the officially official ultimate final production version: the Tokyo Motor Show, in December. Both Toyota and Subaru will launch versions of their… Continue Reading...

Scion FR-S Redefines Sex Appeal [2011 NYAS] VIDEO

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Scion FR-S Redefines Sex Appeal [2011 NYAS] VIDEO
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Easily the most anticipated debut of the 2011 New York Auto Show, Scion has just released its new FR-S Concept, based on the Toyota FT-86. Powered by a boxer 4-cylinder donated by Subaru, but using a Toyota direct-injection system Scion is promising sufficient power with “surprising” fuel economy. Described by Scion boss Jack Hollis as… Continue Reading...

Subaru ‘Boxer Sports Car Architecture’ Teased Ahead of Geneva Debut

Subaru ‘Boxer Sports Car Architecture’ Teased Ahead of Geneva Debut
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Subaru is building hype ahead of the reveal of its rear-wheel drive sports car next week at the Geneva Auto Show, releasing a new teaser image on a web site (http://www.subaru-global.com/boxersports.html) dedicate to the vehicle. Along with the photo of the brand’s legendary Boxer engine is a brief outline of what Subaru calls the Boxer… Continue Reading...

Subaru FT-86 Rear-Drive Coupe to Debut at Geneva Auto Show

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Subaru FT-86 Rear-Drive Coupe to Debut at Geneva Auto Show
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Subaru will finally reveal its version of the Toyobaru rear-drive coupe at the Geneva Auto Show this March. The automaker has confirmed that it will display a concept dubbed the ‘Subaru Rear-Wheel Drive Sports Car Technology Concept.’ As the name suggest, however, it will be a concept and we don’t expect to see a production… Continue Reading...

Report: FT-86 Based Subaru Model Dropping AWD in Favor of RWD

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Report: FT-86 Based Subaru Model Dropping AWD in Favor of RWD
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Subaru is reportedly looking to scrap plans for an AWD version of the Toyota FT-86 in favor of a rear-drive only model. This is sure to have the marketing department at Subaru up in arms with the accountants, as Subaru’s whole brand identity is based on the company’s Symmetrical AWD setup. Japan’s Best Car is… Continue Reading...

Report: Subaru’s FT-86 Sports Car to Be Bigger, Heavier and More Powerful

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Report: Subaru’s FT-86 Sports Car to Be Bigger, Heavier and More Powerful
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The Subaru version of the FT-86 will be larger, heavier and more powerful than its Toyota cousin. According to a recent report in Japan’s Best Car magazine (and brought to us by the team at 7Tune), the Subaru-branded Toyobaru will receive the 216A chassis code, rather than the 086A badge that the Toyota will get…. Continue Reading...

Video: Toyobaru Runs the Nürburgring

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Some video of the Toyobaru spots car lapping the Nürburgring in Germany has found its way on to YouTube. Considering the heavy use of camo used to cover the car up, there’s reason to believe this is the Subaru version of the small sports car, rather than the Toyota model. Toyota has already released numerous… Continue Reading...

Leaked: Design Sketches of Subaru-Branded Toyobaru Slip Out

Leaked: Design Sketches of Subaru-Branded Toyobaru Slip Out
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Several sketches showing what Subaru’s new compact sports car might look like have been leaked by the folks at AutoCar. The car has become known by the name Toyobaru because of the joint partnership between Toyota and Subaru that lead to the its creation. Earlier this week Toyota unveiled its version of the affordable sports… Continue Reading...

VIDEO: Toyota FT-86 Concept Makes Video Game Debut in GranTurismo 5

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Toyota’s new FT-86 Concept car hasn’t even received its official unveiling at the Tokyo Auto Show and yet its already made its video game debut. Toyota has released a short clip of the FT-86 in the upcoming Gran Turismo 5 game. There are plenty of great clips of the stunning new Toyota, and even a… Continue Reading...

Tokyo Preview: Stunning Toyota FT-86 Concept Delivers “Racecar-like” Handling

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Tokyo Preview: Stunning Toyota FT-86 Concept Delivers “Racecar-like” Handling
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Until today, if someone asked you what the best looking Toyota from the past decade was, you’d have a tough time thinking something up. As of today, the answer is the FT-86 Concept, which is set to officially debut at the Tokyo Auto Show later this month. The name FT-86 brings together Toyota’s past and… Continue Reading...

Official: Toyota CEO Confirms Toyobaru Sports car

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Official: Toyota CEO Confirms Toyobaru Sports car
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Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda has, for the first time, officially made clear that the automaker is in fact working on a joint project with Subaru to build an affordable sports car. Toyoda made the statements at the Center for Automotive Research’s Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, Michigan The new car will be stylish, yet… Continue Reading...

Toyota Prepping Supra-Successor

Toyota Prepping Supra-Successor
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According to its sources, 7Tune is reporting that Toyota is in fact preparing a successor to the Supra. This top-level sports car has taken a back seat to the economy-minded 086A – the code name for the yet unnamed joint Toyota/Subaru project. It’s also likely that development of a Supra-successor has been slowed due to… Continue Reading...

Toyobaru Rumors Resurface As Insider Gushes About Small Sports Car’s Design

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Toyobaru Rumors Resurface As Insider Gushes About Small Sports Car’s Design
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The Toyobaru, in case you haven’t heard, is a secret car that, as the name would suggest, is being built as a joint project by Toyota and Subaru. Code named the 086A, the possibility that the two Japanese automakers might actually build the thing sounds like a dream – and yet the rumors about it… Continue Reading...