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Latest hi-res pics of Subaru's radical new gullwing concept for Tokyo

This stylish gullwing Subaru hints at the company’s preference for petrol hybrids rather than diesels as a green solution.

The Hybrid Tourer concept has a boxer turbo engine with direct injection, mated to two electric motors. Under normal conditions it uses the petrol engine, with the rear-mounted electric motor assisting under acceleration and the front motor kicking in when driving uphill.

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The car has sharp, modern styling that should influence future models, and huge doors swing open to reveal a sumptuous leather interior with four individual seats.

“We may go down the petrol hybrid route rather than extensive development on diesel,” said a company insider.

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Uncle Mellow 13 October 2009

Re: More pics: Subaru gullwing

Obviously the doors wouldn't make production - too many situations where you couldn't open them enough to get in or out. Nice to see that Subaru aren't completely useless at styling though. The car looks pretty good.

Topkat 13 October 2009

Re: More pics: Subaru gullwing

I don't like those doors. I think they are a safety hazard too. Imagine the spring gives way and the door falls right down at full speed. Could be a disaster.. someone's gonna get hurrrrrt!

38carssofar 13 October 2009

Re: More pics: Subaru gullwing

... yes - but it is better looking than an Impreza ;o)