• Jun 4, 2008
Subaru and Toyota's rear-wheel-drive lovechild is on its way, and AutoExpress has tapped Larson to render the new coupe to give us an idea of what we'll be saving up for come 2010.

As previously reported, both versions will be sporting separate sheet metal to differentiate the two coupes from one another. We'd suspect that the Toyota version will be fitted with a traditional trunk, while the Subaru version will get a hatch similar to that found on the WRX/STI. The image above takes all the right cues from the current Impreza, particularly the aggressive roofline and hunkered stance, and ratchets it up a notch with a new front bumper, swept back headlamps and bulging fender flares.

As we're already aware, both the Toyota version (which supposedly won't make it to U.S. shores) and the Subaru variant will be powered by a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter boxer, sending around 180 hp to the rear wheels. AutoExpress claims that a 300-hp version equipped with the turbocharged 2.5-liter flat-four is also destined for production, along with an all-wheel-drive version further down the road. For those of us that have been dreaming of an STI-powered GC8 coupe, this could spare us the considerable headache and expense when it goes on sale in 2012.

[Source: AutoExpress]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Haha, no way... The styling finally works. But just as a two door.

      The rear section of that car looks great in coupe form.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The 'Blue Genie' would definatly call this car 'Humpable'....at least I do!
      • 6 Years Ago
      That's a nasty lookin car. I love it!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like a Vauxhall.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I agree. It definitely looks more Vauxhall than Subaru.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @ John Johnson

        It looks like a Vauxhall because the photo-chopped picture is based on one. That's where the license plate comes from!

        VXL = Vauxhall
      • 6 Years Ago
      Lancer Sportback much?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yes I'll buy one..... Now get to it Subaru.. lets get that beauty built!
      • 6 Years Ago
      wow.. Subaru stepping up the anti once again.

      Who wants to bet we'll be hearing about plans for an EVO coupe within the next year?!? ROFL it's okay to be 2nd place, I guess.. :/

      But this rendering is awesome.. If I wasn't a poor college student, I would surely buy one.
        • 6 Years Ago
        They came up with a the Hacth you jsut mentioned at the drop of a hat.. why was that? Oh that's right.. a week after the WRX debut, Mitsubishi anounced a hatch version. trust me.. there will be an EVO coupe to follow behind the WRX coupe.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Mitsubishi doesn't have the money to put metal pedals in their cars. I highly doubt they can develop a whole new body style at the drop of the hat.

        (that said, the new Lancer hatch coming next year looks absolutely stunning)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hurry up and bring to the US the Impreza turbo coupe and the Legacy 3.7 STI. But which one to buy...?

      Hmm.... I guess I gotta see them both up close. But I'm liking where this is headed.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Injected-

      Never seen an Audi TT????
        • 6 Years Ago
        wow the first VW Scirocco GT24 copy only a few days after the 24h at the Ring.. congrats
      • 6 Years Ago
      A Subie that is attractive, is it possible? This is what the STI should have been. I’d be in one now if it did.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I was a huge fan of the 2.5RS coupe, and was really saddened when a replacement never came. If this rendering is anything like the coupe that Toyota/Subaru will produce, then man, sign me up for a pre-order! The current body style, which to me doesn't fit, looks above-decent in coupe form. I seriously hope they produce this.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Its beautiful.
      It has to be All Wheel Drive or its not a Subaru.
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