Some if you are scratching your head like most of the readers, don’t be alarmed. Subaru and Toyota came together to produce this new sports car. Acclaimed to be returning to the roots of sports cars, the magnificent affordable rear wheel car is finally here! The jointly produced car will be named Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S. Here is some more info from Car and Drive.
Both agree on who handled what tasks once development got under way. Subaru did the engineering and development of the chassis and powertrain, and Toyota handled the design. Subaru’s fingerprints are everywhere—most obviously on the 2.0-liter flat-four, code-named FA. In case the layout isn’t enough of a giveaway, there’s a “Subaru” label on the intake manifold. Toyota’s contribution underhood is its D-4S combination port- and direct-fuel-injection system. More Subaru markers are hidden away beneath the car, on the inside of the fenders, and on the muffler. [Car and Driver]
Subaru’s 2013 BRZ will be priced at $25,495 for the Premium model with a six-speed manual transmission version and $26,595 for the six-speed automatic version. For more information, go here. Here is the Announcement Video.
Scion FR-S will be priced at $24,930 for the six-speed manual transmission and $26,030 for the six-speed automatic version. For more information, go here. Here is the announcement video.