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Old 04-10-2008, 02:22 PM   #1
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First Sketch Of The Rear-Wheel Drive Subaru Impreza Coupe?

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Ever since Toyota started riding Subaru, we'd heard the rumors. Supposedly, that sketch right there — turns the rumors to truth. That's right, we're told that there is Subaru's upcoming rear-wheel drive coupe currently in co-development with the boys at Toyota. The story goes that this "concept drawing" was revealed to Autocar, the UK car mag, by a source with some very good contacts. Apparently the source got it via a one-armed courier who'd received the sketch from a carrier pigeon. The carrier pigeon in turn had copied it with a charcoal pencil in his beak off a tattoo on the right rear hindquarter of a guy who knows a guy who's married to a gal who's an insider at Subaru. This is, of course, only a sketch of the Subie version of the coupe. Toyota will also apparently have...

...one as well, although the Toyota one will "look different." The magazine's also hearing both will still get Subie's 2.0-liter and 2.5-liter 4-cylinder Boxer engines in both naturally aspirated and turbo flavors. Now here's the fun part — we're also told Subie's version of the RWD Impreza Coupe will be signed off on in July with production set to start sometime in 2010. If that's the case, how the hell can this be a sketch of the final design? Just askin' the question, you know.
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cool! hopefully it will be "the new AE86" like everyone says!
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it looks like an eclipse
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cool! hopefully it will be "the new SVX" like everyone says!
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I still don't buy it.

I don't see why subaru would go away from being the ONLY manufacturer with 100% AWD. Especially this way. I'd see them doing some super commuter car first. FWD, hybrid kind of deal. They have too much pressure on them for their gas mileage average. I don't see the focus going to this when they more realistically need to focus on the economy side.

Seems like they're going more luxury anyways. If they do that car I'd be surprised if it wasn't just a toyota.
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lol theyre contemplating whether this is the final design, and the "artist" cant even get the proportions of the Subaru oval...looks like 100% ford to me.

someone photochopped the rear undershadow, looks like it used to say something...lets get those childpr0n dateline picture guys to reverse the history.
I bet it said "will weigh 3000 lbs" lol
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looks like a BMW from the rear. I think subaru should stick with AWD no matter what. But if they can build "the next AE86" then I have some friends who would definitely be looking to buy one. Drifters, not quite as crazy as us rally drivers, but still have a few loose screws, haha.
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