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Via the newshounds at:

Autoblog.com said:
In an article in Automotive News about Toyota's opposition to a maximum speed limit on Germany's autobahn, the publication's Deutsch counterpart, Automobilwoche, reported that Toyota intends to bring the Celica back to market sometime in 2009. The only semi-sporting model in Toyota's lineup was killed in 2005 both here and abroad, and although it doesn't mention sales in the U.S., it stands to reason that if Toyota does decide to revive the Celica, a model here in the States would be a distinct possibility.

What form the new Celica might take is open to debate, but the recent rumblings of a low-cost RWD model might hint at the future. If Scion gets the rumored rear-driver, is it too far of a stretch that an upmarket version could don the Toyota emblem? In short: we hope so.
http://www.autoblog.com/2007/11/20/out-of-no-where-toyota-says-celica-replacement-coming-to-europe/
 

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I almost purchased the old one. Got the WRX instead. Why wouldn't we want another 2-door sport compact on the market? Bring it back!
 

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A bit of feedback from Subaru on the potential issues with cross branding:

Subaru worried that RWD coupe could dilute brand - Autoblog
I find these concerns ridiculous, Subaru's were sold as FWD vehicles all the way up to 1995 (from my recollection). I don't see why Subaru can't have an entry level RWD car, the powertrain is setup so perfect for a RWD sports car. Skip the center diff and send the power straight to the rear!!!!
 

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I find these concerns ridiculous, Subaru's were sold as FWD vehicles all the way up to 1995 (from my recollection). I don't see why Subaru can't have an entry level RWD car, the powertrain is setup so perfect for a RWD sports car. Skip the center diff and send the power straight to the rear!!!!

Subaru's had AWD in the 70's
 

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Who would buy a Hyundai? LOL
I just sold my 03 tib with 150k miles. Not because I wanted to but because I wanted to help my brother out who just got his second honda stolen. Ironically, I bought a new civic.

I never did more than change the oil every 3k and get my 60 stuff done @ 50k. Same thing I'll do with the civic. Hopefully it'll last just as long if not much longer. I never had a problem with the tiburon which speaks volumes to me about hyundai's quality. Car has been to california and back.

Believe me, if they deliver the 300rhp Coupe, I might trade the Civic Si.
 

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They are delivering the 300hp in V6 format (hoped for turbo) but it weighs 3,500 lbs so its not that fast! My STi was 300hp at 3,270 lbs and 0-60 in 4.6 seconds. ;)
 

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They are delivering the 300hp in V6 format (hoped for turbo) but it weighs 3,500 lbs so its not that fast! My STi was 300hp at 3,270 lbs and 0-60 in 4.6 seconds. ;)
Actually it is a 3.8L V6 @ 310HP and a 2.0L I4 turbo @ 223HP, but there is ZERO factual information out there on how much this puppy will weigh and ZERO details on the engine other than it's peak HP.

Edit: I actually found the correct curb weights
3,439-lb for the I4t
3,518-lb for the V6
GENESIS COUPE SPECIFICATIONS
Configuration: Front engine, rear-wheel drive
Wheelbase: 2820 mm / 111.0 inches
Overall length: 4630 mm / 182.3 inches
Overall width: 1865 mm / 73.4 inches
Overall height: 1380 mm / 54.3 inches
Wheels: 18-inch or 19-inch five-spoke
Engine types: 3.8-liter V6 or 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo
Est. horsepower V6: 306 @ 6,000 rpm (regular fuel)
Est. horsepower V6: 310 @ 6,000 rpm (premium fuel)
Est. torque V6: 263 lb. ft. @ 4,700 rpm (regular and premium fuel)
Est. horsepower 2.0t: 212 @ 6,000 rpm (regular fuel)
Est. horsepower 2.0t: 223 @ 6,000 rpm (premium fuel)
Est. torque 2.0t: 217 lb. ft. @ 2,500 rpm (regular and premium fuel)
Block & head materials: aluminum for both engines
Valvetrain: DOHC for both engines
Valve timing: continuously variable valve timing for both engines (Dual for 2.0t)
Estimated 0-60 mph V6: under 6 seconds
Transmission types: 6-speed manual, 5-speed automatic (4-cylinder) or 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic (V6)
Front brakes: 12.6-inch (standard) 13.4-inch (Brembo package)
Rear brakes: 12.4-inch (standard) 13.0-inch (Brembo package)
Front calipers: single piston floating (standard), monobloc four-piston (Brembo package)
Rear calipers: single piston floating (standard) monobloc four-piston (Brembo package)
Limited slip differential (Optional)
Est. top speed: 149 mph (V6), 137 mph (2.0t)
Base curb weight: 3549 lbs. (V6); 3439 lbs. (4-cylinder)
 
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