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Toyota/Subaru Venture Unveils Roadster For Scion

Toyota has pulled the wraps off the 2-seat sports car it has developed as part of a joint venture with the smaller Japanese automaker Subaru. Targeted at the small, affordable sports car niche dominated by the long-lived Mazda Miata, Toyota will call the new model the Toyota 86, a reference to the maker’s legendary AE86 Corolla of the 1980s. The sports car, the result of a nearly four-year joint venture, will actually go by a variety of different names.  The Japanese will also know it as the Hachiroku, while it will go with the moniker Toyota GT-86 in Europe — and appear under the Scion FR-S badge in the States. Subaru's version of the vehicle is here.



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