Chevy might rival Toyota GT 86 with new sports car image

The North American based automaker Chevrolet is planning to develop a new sports car which should rival the Toyota GT 86 and the Subaru BRZ.

The “Toyobaru” alliance is close to getting a first real competitor for the Toyota GT 86 / Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ, in the shape of a future sports car to be developed by General Motors, with Chevrolet badges on its body. If it gets the green light for production than the new Chevy sports car will get a rear-wheel drive version of the Alpha platform, the same one used on the Cadillac ATS.

Details on the Chevrolet sports car are limited for the moment but as a quick reminder, the Toyota GT 86 / Scion FR-S and the Subaru BRZ are coming with the 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine under their hoods, made by Subaru and with Toyota’s D-4S direct injection technology, which is producing a total output of 187 HP at 7,000 rpm and it has a peak torque of 205 Nm (151 lb-ft), available at 6,600 rpm. The unit is mated to a six-speed manual transmission in standard or to a six-speed automatic available as an option, both of them sending power to the rear-wheel drive.