Everyone is starting to get really excited about the Toyota FT86, myself included. I predict it will be the new “car to have” in the import scene once it’s released in 2010/11. Well there has been all kinds of talk that the FT86 was developed as a joint project between Toyota and Subaru and that Subaru would be releasing their own version of the 086A chassis. I was reading 7tune earlier today and it has been officially confirmed that Subaru is going to release their own version of the FT86, simply titled the 216A. It has also been confirmed that it will come with AWD and a turbocharged EJ20, the same power plant as the JDM STi. Here’s some concepts of what the road-going version will look like.
I think it looks like a baby Lexus LF-A and that’s a good thing, it’s sexy as hell. I’m already picturing OEM STi front lips, aggressive-fitting wheels, and N1 style exhausts for this car. I think it’s going to really fill up that void in the market for affordable turbocharged coupes, now if Nissan would just get it together and do a new Silvia. Check out the 7tune article here.