- Feb 25, 2010
Reader Spy: Is that you, Toyobaru?
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!