• Feb 25, 2010
Toyota/Subaru Coupe test mule – Click above to enlarge

There has been a lot of buzz surrounding the joint venture between Toyota and Subaru and the Japanese automakers' drive to create a new performance-oriented coupe. Toyota unveiled its FT-86 Concept, which previews what a production-ready model could look like, and we've seen a test mule of this car running around the Nürburgring, making it no secret that the companies are looking to make their respective coupes potent performers when they finally roll off of assembly lines.

Now, one of our readers has spied the Toyobaru testing on public roads. It doesn't look like much has changed from the earlier mules that were spotted, probably due, in part, to Toyota having much larger fish to fry at the moment. However, it's good to see that plans for this coupe are still on track, and just because the outside cladding hasn't been adjusted doesn't mean that there aren't hot new tweaks under the hood. If we had to guess, judging by the more upright greenhouse and the wheels, this is probably the Subie variant. All we know is, we can't wait to drive one. Hat tip to Alejandro!


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      • 4 Years Ago
      The cladding combined with the Impreza taillights make it look like a Lancia Delta Integrale
        • 4 Years Ago
        "The cladding combined with the Impreza taillights make it look like a Lancia Delta Integrale."

        ...with SUPER PURSUIT MODE!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Haha, I thought it was a Delorean DMC-12 at first.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This Is Just Mule Car ... Not Prototype ...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ehh I think it's probably a fake. The bus stop sign is OCTA's. = Orange County Transportation Authority. What is it doing in Orange County, CA?
      • 4 Years Ago
      It is not a Toyobaru for goodness sakes. Its a Subyota!
      • 4 Years Ago
      The body kit looks like it was made by a bear!
      • 4 Years Ago
      +1
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks like the trunk would have problems opening in its current configuration.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Finally an exciting Toyota.
      • 4 Years Ago
      In the picture, is that the autoblog.com logo or the flames as the car goes Back To The Future.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is it going to have Toyota or Subaru sourced pedals?

      I'm sorry, it just had to be said.

      On a serious note though, this looks more like the Subaru version, I hope it looks like an SVX without the weird windows.
        • 4 Years Ago
        doubt it, look at the lines. it's going to be a modern 22b.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd love to see a new Corrado, this thing really looks the part. I'm interested to see what the specs will be like on it...
      • 4 Years Ago
      They have gone some lenght to mask this one. Looks like something from 80's.

      Anyways hopefully we see some real pics in not distant future!
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