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Subaru said to be testing mid-engine sports car

By Faiming_low on 11 Mar 2016

Attached Image Seems like Subaru is more interested in building a coupe with a mid-mounted turbocharged boxer combined with a hybrid powertrain than a turbocharged BRZ!

According to Car and Driver, an experimental prototype is being tested at Subaru's Tochigi proving grounds. Apparently, the machine has a mid-mounted turbocharged boxer delivering power to the rear wheels, and two electric motors powering the front ones. As of now, the whole powertrain could see daylight in either a sports coupe or a sports crossover but the company is leaning more towards using it in the coupe.

As of now the coupe is said to feature a turbocharged 1.6-litre seated behind the driver’s seat and combined with the two electric units, the car should be pushing out “somewhere north of 328bhp”.


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Written by Faiming_low
Since young, Fai Ming has always centered his life around cars. In fact his first word was 'car' and not 'mum' or 'dad'. Aren't kids cute?



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Baal Mar 12 2016 04:57 PM
Good idea. Then when the hybrid front fails, dismantle, throw, save weight & becomes a 280ps RWD coupe.
Ake109 Mar 13 2016 07:44 PM

Mid mounted engine on a crossover? How? Unless 2 seat crossover or you sit _really_ high up.

Sdf4786k Mar 15 2016 09:33 AM

just hope that the taxation is a smart taxation and not push it to give advantage to those lesser develop car company that can only output 130bhp cars

Ake109 Mar 15 2016 12:50 PM

just hope that the taxation is a smart taxation and not push it to give advantage to those lesser develop car company that can only output 130bhp cars

 

I think any car company even the most crap China co. can make a >130hp car. Just a matter if they see a market.

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