Subaru Teases Image of RWD Sports Car’s Engine Bay, Debuting at Geneva

It’s been several years in the making, but the joint rear-wheel-drive sports car project between Subaru and Toyota will soon see the light of day. Although it’s not scheduled to make its official debut until the Geneva Motor Show on March 1st, the automaker revealed a computer-generated image of the forthcoming vehicle’s engine bay.

The teaser image of what Subaru is calling the Boxer Sports Car Architecture shows little more than the engine for the Japanese brand’s new coupe. As seen in the image, the boxer engine sits low in the engine bay, helping to lower the car’s center of gravity, which should help to increase the sporting nature of the car.

There’s no official word on which of Subaru’s engines will be placed within the new vehicle, and the new photo provides no further insight. While we’re almost certain it will receive a turbocharged mill, the automaker conveniently deleted any sign of a turbocharger and its requisite plumbing. The engine will most likely displace 2.5 liters, but will Subaru use the 265-horsepower engine found in its WRX, or shoot for the starts and tap the 305-horsepower powertrain from its potent STI?

Although we’ve seen no more than test mules of Subaru’s new coupe, it will have a similar shape to Toyota’s FT-86, as both models will share an engine and underpinnings. Stay with Automobile Magazine for the official unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1st.


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