Toyota and Subaru are working together on a rear-drive coupe for sale in 2011--and TheCarConnection.com has the first spy shots of what likely is a prototype of the car.
The joint-venture coupe has been rumored for a long time, according to spy photographers on the scene in the United Kingdom. These photos shot outside a test center in the United Kingdom reveal a lot, even if it’s just a mule with a lot of Subaru Legacy parts.
The coupe will probably be badged a Toyota in Japan and a Subaru in the rest of the world. Model names are still unknown, but it has leaked out that the engine will be a 2.0-liter boxer engine with about 220 horsepower. It will send power to the rear wheels through a six-speed gearbox. Together with its low weight, it's likely the new coupe will be a drift-happy toy--but there's still no word on whether Subaru will also offer a four-wheel-drive version that would be a spiritual successor of its wacky SVX coupe.
The 2011 Subaru coupe will be priced from under $20,000.--CarPix