1986 Subaru XT Turbo.

October 2, 2013

14 comments


Heck yes they're good. If for no other reason than the artificial horizon LCD.

14 comments:

Tony Piff said...

so '80s-tastic.

love the cheese wedge styling and japanese fishbowl of death.

are these things good?

CarOli said...

Yes, very good.

The interior was equally space-age.

Never again will we see such crazy, daring designs without a care for consumer clinic opinion.

Ben Piff said...

Heck yes they're good. If for no other reason than the artificial horizon LCD. *Embeds commercial*

I always love the idea of offroading in a little Leone hatch or wagon, but the extra 30 or so horses and cutting edge aerodynamics of this would be a whole different kind of fun.

Anonymous said...

Loved how they would get lower to the ground, the faster you went.

Justin said...

Man, I love these things. They basically sums up the 80's in a nutshell.

great white tiburon said...

wow you guys found another one. I'm amazed by how many you come across, I have spied only one on the road in recent memory. if i recall it had a weird pistol grip looking shift handle and that dash display is really cool. I remember there was one of these driven by Elizabeth Perkins character in the movie Big.
one of my top 5 fav Subaru's for sure.

joey said...

I've never seen one to my knowledge and I like the ad you posted.

sexyhammer said...

these always remind me of the concepts that Nissan didn't have the balls to mass-produce in the 80's - 90's. and if the XT wasn't crazy enough they did it again with the SVX a few years later. i wonder what kind of looks that an XT owner would get on their daily commute when the car was new. i'd wager it gets just as many double-takes today as it did back then.

David Barton said...

Very nice find!

adam.giguere said...

there's one down the street from my grandma, unfortunetly, it's rusting into the ground..

Edward S. Renouard, III said...

Ugh, the Wedge.

Chris M. said...

Loved these things when I was a kid. Heck, I still do. So 80's rocketship.

Re: "Loved how they would get lower to the ground, the faster you went. " How did they manage that? I know the 90's Lincoln Mark VIII had that capability, but it had air suspension, which (unless I'm mistaken) the XT didn't.

Paul Azadian said...
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Paul Azadian said...

There's one like this in our town, but it's only front-wheel drive. They were called Vortex in our country.
Chris: just checked, they were pneumatic!