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Old 02-21-2011, 11:06 PM   #1
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Subaru has just launched a teaser site for the new "Boxer Sports Car Architecture" exhibit that will be shown in Geneva:

http://www.subaru-global.com/boxersports.html
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:53 PM   #2
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:07 AM   #3
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FB motor cutaway, and 350z-ish body lines... thats all we can see right now.
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:13 AM   #4
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When I read the "The RWD sports car" text it kind of makes me throw up a little. Watching Subaru put out a RWD vehicle rather than a superior AWD vehicle is kind of like watching a castrated man trying to be the lead male role in a porno...
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:29 AM   #5
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Is it me or does the size of that motor look like an H6 ? Whatsup with that intake manifold about a foot above the block?

Maybe its room for a twin-turbo setup!
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:35 AM   #6
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It is the new generation non-turbo H4 boxer engines... Intake manifold design as per FB25 available in the USDM 2011 Forester.
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:04 AM   #7
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When I read the "The RWD sports car" text it kind of makes me throw up a little. Watching Subaru put out a RWD vehicle rather than a superior AWD vehicle is kind of like watching a castrated man trying to be the lead male role in a porno...
How is this different from the FWD Imprezas, inline engined kei cars, and rebadged diahatsus that Subaru currently sells?
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:04 AM   #8
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They're not sold in the US?
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:48 AM   #9
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the only way that would be sweet is if that were a picture of the rear of the car.

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Old 02-22-2011, 09:35 AM   #10
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That's it? The only thing I got from that is that the logo now resides on the hood, and not in the grille.

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Old 02-22-2011, 10:36 AM   #11
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^^^ i said the same thing. i kept clicking the text, hoping for a link

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When I read the "The RWD sports car" text it kind of makes me throw up a little. Watching Subaru put out a RWD vehicle rather than a superior AWD vehicle is kind of like watching a castrated man trying to be the lead male role in a porno...
so for a sports car, you'd prefer the front-heavy awd architecture vs. the balance of rwd?

seems like a no brainer to me, the boxer motor is a great match for an FR platform. let's hope they've moved it back a bit in the engine bay.
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:49 AM   #12
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Why did this need a new thread?

As I already said in the old thread, it look a lot like the B11s concept car, which is a good thing.
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:57 AM   #13
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When I read the "The RWD sports car" text it kind of makes me throw up a little. Watching Subaru put out a RWD vehicle rather than a superior AWD vehicle is kind of like watching a castrated man trying to be the lead male role in a porno...


No, it's not like that at all. Don't like the car, don't buy it.

Sweet, sweet victory. Can't wait.
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:59 AM   #14
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He's not going to buy it, there's no third row seating option.
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:33 AM   #15
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There's still nothing definitive about the US market from this link. Keep in mind this is the international Subaru Global website. We've already heard from Subaru Australia that they're not interested in an RWD vehicle, but we haven't heard specifically from Subaru of America. I believe the RWD small coupe is likely for the US, but there's no confirmation here either way.
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:56 PM   #16
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The concept car is Subaruís version of the Toyota FT-86, which was jointly developed by the two companies, and both are expected to make some form of debut in just over a week, with Toyota expected to reveal a second version of the FT-86 concept. As for Subaru, we have a sneak-peak into the engine bay which will give this uniquely rear-wheel drive Subaru coupe its low center of gravity and torque-heavy characteristics.

Two months ago, spies captured the first images of Subaruís RWD sports coupe. The prototype pictured was adorned with heavy camouflage, making it impossible to see the real sheet metal. Although the nprevious teaser image only shows the carís silhouette, the roofline and wheel arches look similar to leaked sketches from several months earlier.

The latest rumors coming out of Japan confirm earlier speculation by that Subaru will in fact opt for a higher output engine than Toyota, driven by the price structuring as well as the brandís need to assert the car as a performance model despite its lack of all-wheel drive.

Toyota is expected to utilize a 2.0-liter 200 horsepower flat-four from Subaru to power its FT-86 coupe, but Subaru will reportedly opt for the 260 horsepower powerplant found in its WRX and Legacy 2.5GT models.
There are also rumors of an STI version, though few details can be confirmed at this stage. Compared to the standard car, the STI version would sport a wider stance accented by wider wheel arches, a lowered suspension, a unique body kit, bigger wheels and a more aggressive spoiler. To complete the STI treatment, Subaru would likely opt for the turbocharged 2.5-liter boxer engine that is good for 305 horsepower in the Impreza WRX STI.




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Old 02-22-2011, 01:05 PM   #17
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It will not use any current version of a WRX or STI or Legacy motor.

It will use a FB variant.
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