Mitsubishi has recently announced that it’s not planning a direct rival for models like the Toyota GT 86 or the Subaru BRZ.
The announcement has been made during the 2012 Australian International Motor Show by the company’s global president, Osamu Masuki, who has ended all the rumors which were saying that Mitsubishi will develop a direct rival for models like the Toyota GT 86 or the Subaru BRZ.
“Our engineers are very, very keen to make that (sports car). Our engineers are very prominent to investigate new technologies, but to use that technology they are not that good to bring the revenue or make money. We have to identify if it is really feasible economically, we are thinking of just sharing just one platform to achieve various models”, said Osamu Masuki.
As a quick reminder, the Toyota GT 86 is powered by the same engine as its “sister”, the Subaru BRZ, the 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine, with the company’s D-4S direct injection technology, which is sending the 187 horsepower (7,000 rpm) and the 205 Nm of torque (151 lb-ft at 6,600 rpm) to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission. The GT 86 is 4,240 mm long, 1,285 mm tall and 2,570 mm wide. In Europe, prices for the Toyota GT 86 start at 29,990 euros.