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More 2012 Toyota/Subaru Sports Coupe scuttlebutt exposed


A “Toyota insider” at Toyota R&D has supposedly spilled a few more beans to 7Tune and revealed that the upcoming Toyota compact sports car, codenamed 086A, will offer lines that look similar to the current Lexus LF-A prototype as seen at the recent N¼rburgring 24 Hour endurance race.

The Toyota insider has apparently been sitting on this information for quite some time and has only now decided to come forward with it after seeing conflicting information in the Japanese press about two different body styles being tested. The insider claims he has seen the 086A and is adamant that only one body style will be offered and that body style will differ only very slightly between the Toyota and Subaru versions, such as the front grille, head/tail light treatment and badges.

When the insider was asked about the appearance of the 086A, he clearly pointed out that it will be lower and wider than the old ZZT231 Celica and will have an standard 2+2 coupe style, with a shape similar to the Lexus LF-A.

The renders above show what the 086A could look like with lines similar to the Lexus LF-A.

Toyota/Subaru Compact FR 086A Specifications
Engine: EJ20 Direct Injection Gasoline 4 Cylinder
Capacity: 1994cc
Power: 200PS
Torque: 20.0kg/m
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
Wheelbase: 2470mm
Total Length: 4200mm
Total Width: 1750mm
Total Height: 1300mm
Weight: 1200kg
Estimated Cost: 2,000,000 JPY