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Lhuix
08-08-2008, 03:19 AM
Subaru underpinnings

The gossip started the day Toyota gave life to the "interesting cars committee", shortly after they took a majority share in Fuji Heavy Industries (aka Subaru), with the claimed return of the legendary AE86, a Corolla Coupe from the 1980's. It may not necessarily be the AE86 though, how about the return of the Toyota Celica, which was pulled from the market back in 2005.

Are we talking about two projects or is the AE86 Project the eight generation Celica? Maybe we can simply call it the FT-HS? The initial leaked details from last August could describe all of them, under 4 meters in length, 1,7 meters wide and 1,35 meters high and a target weight of 1000 kg. Only the engine seems to make the difference, a 1.5 liter 2NZ-FE engine versus the 2.0 liter boxer from the Impreza.

The next generation Toyota Celica will be available in two versions, a Celica GT and Celica GT-4. The GT should be powered by the 2.0 liter boxer and will be rear-wheel-drive while the GT-4 receives the 300 hp 2.0 liter boxer from the Impreza Sti with Subaru's four-wheel-drive (including in-wheel electric motors for added power on the wheels). Further rumours are that Toyota may return to WRC with the new Celica.

The Toyota Celica will also have two bodystylings, firstly a true coupe but also a three-door hatchback. There will not be a five-door hatch since that would directly compete with the Subaru Impreza hatch. The Celica is expected to be built by Subaru at the Gunma plant. Whether the new Celica will ever be available outside of Japan is still very unclear.

Source: Autoweek.nl

jjazmin
08-08-2008, 03:36 AM
damnn...i like

VikingJZ
08-08-2008, 03:39 AM
2006 called...they want their thread back.

90CelicaST
08-08-2008, 03:53 AM
2006 called...they want their thread back.
Indeed. Plus, that picture is the FT-HS (http://www.toyota.com/concept-vehicles/fths.html) concept.

celicaGT90_05
08-08-2008, 03:58 AM
^ aka the new "supra" concept if Im not mistaken...and Im still not a big fan of the design, maybe it'll grow on me

tuner4life
08-08-2008, 01:09 PM
Love the design!!!!

But, once again, this is thread #8952795612718924681 on this topic.

extremeskillz
08-08-2008, 02:03 PM
^Yep i agree. This topic has been covered. The only thing that will make news to my ears is "Is it going to be built and is it coming here?" Because this car is what im basing my next new car purchase on. I want the gt-4 this bad!

Chris
08-08-2008, 02:51 PM
If I recall, the car in that picture won't be seen in the US anytime soon, if at all.

manu
08-08-2008, 05:40 PM
Subaru engine???? what happened to the invincible 3s-gte???

ciento44
08-08-2008, 06:18 PM
Subaru engine???? what happened to the invincible 3s-gte???



HAHAHAhahahahHAhahaHahaHAhahahhAhahaHahahaHAhahaHA haHAhAhahHAH

extremeskillz
08-08-2008, 07:52 PM
Well if anything, if they don't build it and sell it here im buying the dodge challeger as i saw one on the road today and and near hit a wall looking at it.

Chris
08-09-2008, 02:26 AM
Well if anything, if they don't build it and sell it here im buying the dodge challeger as i saw one on the road today and and near hit a wall looking at it.


for a second I read that as dodge caliber :lolhittin


Yeah, the challengers are sexy cars. Too bad they start at 40k.

extremeskillz
08-09-2008, 02:32 AM
www.dodge.com the start at 21,000. r/t at 29,000 and the srt8 at 40k.

celicaGT90_05
08-09-2008, 03:17 AM
I love the new challenger, if only they could have done as good for the new charger.

Chris
08-09-2008, 03:20 AM
Well, the V6 version for 21k is a waste of money on that heavy of a car.

car
08-09-2008, 06:15 AM
I saw a new challenger at the local car show today, first time I've seen one in person. I think they are the best looking of the recent retro muscle cars.

VikingJZ
08-11-2008, 03:04 PM
^truf

extremeskillz
08-11-2008, 04:10 PM
If anything the challenger r/t is the best value if your going to buy one. def a srt8 if you could afford it.