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As we still wait for the first sign of Fiat’s 124 Spider, a new report / rumor now says that the Mazda MX-5 platform will be also used for the next generation of the Toyota/Subaru twins, the GT86 and BRZ.

according Australia's Motoring, Toyota has been examining the possibility of using the MX-5’s chassis for the GT86 successor with rumors saying that the Japanese company has already tested it.

The same report says that the next GT86 will use a more compact and lighter platform with power coming probably from a downsized turbocharged engine, so the rumors might prove solid.

http://www.motoring.com.au/news/2015/next-86-could-share-mx-5-platform-51970
 

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I think its true and logical. Subaru is notoriously unhappy with the project and went on record saying they're not so interested in building a second gen. Getting the platofrm from Mazda would likely make things much cheaper, fatten the margins some and keep Fuji Heavy happy...
 

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Sounds like Toyota really wants to make use of this partnership with Mazda. Its just rumors now, but it seems like a very plausible thing to happen.
 
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