The details of the new generation Toyota 86 / Subaru BRZApril 20, 2019
To keep sports cars faithful to their rear-wheel drive “roots”, they may have to go to the Toyota platform. According to the representative of Subaru, their platform simply can not be used to create a car with rear wheel drive
The next generation of sports cars Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ will remain with rear wheel drive, but these two cars will not be built on the Subaru platform. The foreign publication, whose journalists personally communicated with representatives of the Japanese Subaru brand, managed to find out important details about the new versions of the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ. It is reported that the current BRZ and 86 are built on a highly modified platform sedan Subaru Impreza.
An unnamed source in Subaru explained to Motoring that, unlike this platform, the current SGP (Subaru Global Platform) platform, on which almost all modern nonsense models are built, simply cannot be used to create a rear-wheel drive car. A four-wheel drive has never even been considered for the Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86.
This means that the next generation of Japanese twins will either keep their current platform or switch to the Toyota TNGA architecture.
Currently, TNGA is the basis for the Corolla and Camry sedans, as well as the RAV4 crossover. This platform could save weight as well as increase torsional rigidity – this is exactly what is needed for sports cars.
Since the launch of the original cars in 2011, a lot has changed for Toyota. While their version of the sports car was originally released in the United States under the name Scion FR-S, the car was later sold under the Toyota brand. In addition, Toyota also created a division of Gazoo Racing, which, no doubt, has already made a great contribution to the development of the second-generation car.
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