Subaru XT 4WD Turbo: a complex car to reproduce in a scale model? Challenge accepted !
This futuristic looking coupe was unveiled in 1985. It was sold in US, Europe but also in Japan under the name Alcyone. This great piece of automobile symbolizes itself the 80’s with its stunning asymmetrical steering wheel, digital instrument cluster and of course the pop-up headlights. Engineers worked hard to give to this coupe a pretty good aerodynamic coefficient at Cx 0.29. Thanks to a turbo engine, a 4WD transmission and an air suspension, this marvellous car was really well equipped at that time.
We would like to start this description by being 100% honest with you: replicating the Subaru XT 4WD Turbo at 1:18 scale was so complex ! But it was totally worth it when we saw the final product in our hands. Let’s see together more in detail where the difficulties were and how we managed to handle them.