Toyota and Subaru Versions of the FT-86 to Debut in Tokyo

We’ve been talking about the Toyota FT-86 since 2008, when Toyota and Subaru announced plans to jointly develop a new rear-wheel-drive coupe. Since then we’ve seen several concepts and discussed a lot of speculation about what we can expect from the new coupes.

Toyota and Subaru plan to officially unveil both versions of the sports coupe at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Show this December. Toyota released the latest preview of what we can expect in the form of the Scion FR-S concept. Toyota will officially sell its version of the coupe under then Scion brand when it is released some time next year. Production of the Subaru version is expected start in the spring of 2012.

The sports coupes will be powered by a 2.0L Subaru boxer-engine mated to a rear-wheel-drive system. Even though Subaru is widely known for its all-wheel-drive system, the coupe is being built on a unique rear-wheel-drive platform and there are no plans to release an AWD version. Unfortunately it looks like a turbocharged version is also not in the works. Thanks to the latest spy photos we do know that it will be available with a large rear wing, that brings back memories of the Toyota Supra.

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