The New Subaru/Toyota Coupe – The AE86 Rebirth?

News : December 8, 2008

A new AE86? I know I’m interested.

National Speed - Subaru/Toyota Coupe

There hasn’t been a fun, cheap RWD sportscar in recent years, and I think Toyota/Subaru knows exactly what we need. A joint product between the two companies, the new Rear Wheel Drive coupe is sure to strike home with tuners. With a 2.0 liter Naturally Aspirated boxer motor producing 220hp sourced from Subaru and weighing in at only 2800lbs, the new coupe is sure to deliver thrills. The best part? It’s supposed to come in at under $20,000.

National Speed - Toyota/Subaru Coupe Concept

I can only imagine the aftermarket for a vehicle available to the masses like this is going to be insane. With a price point this low, the new coupe will be scooped up like hotcakes. Aside from Mustangs, there hasn’t really been a cheap RWD sportscar in a while. Expect to see lots of Subie coupes sliding by in the future. Release is slated for sometime in 2010. I know this may be old news to some, but Subaru is supposed to be unveiling a new concept vehicle at the Detroit Auto Show next month. Could it be this new AE86 revival? Only time will tell, but I think that this is a good bet.