|Subaru SVX S4 '95|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo (RM)|
Gran Turismo 2 (RM)
|Max Power||231 HP|
|Weight||1,590 kilograms (3,500 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||6.88 kg (15.2 lb) per horsepower|
The Subaru SVX S4 '95 is a road car produced by Subaru. It only appears in the original Gran Turismo and Gran Turismo 2. The name Alcyone was developed as an upmarket moniker to separate the SVX line-up from other Subaru models, Alcyone is the brightest star in the Pleiades Cluster, on which the Subaru badge is based.
There are three colors available for this vehicle:
- Light Silver Metallic
- Bordeaux Red Mica
- Bright Green Mica
This description is taken from the PAL version of Gran Turismo 2:
The Subaru SVX might look like it would be more suited to intergalactic travel with a bunch of little green guys on board, but in fact the model was introduced in September 1991 as Subaru's luxury flagship. Responsible for the SVX's UFO-style exterior was Giorgetto Giugiaro, the famous Italian stylist who also created cars from the Lamborghini Miura to the original Volkswagen Golf. Also known as the Alcyone in Japan, the SVX was originally unveiled to an open-mouthed public at the 1989 Tokyo Motor Show; the production car retained the show car's glass dome surrounding the cabin. Powering the bizarre SVX is an equally unusual engine, a 3.3-litre flat-six, each bank of three cylinders facing in the opposite direction to each other. A healthy 236 BHP is squeezed out at 6,000 rpm, feeding through an electronically-controlled four-speed automatic gearbox that holds on to its ratios if the car is driven harder. However, such a power output is essential in order to haul the SVX's considerable 1,600 kg bulk. As a result performance times are quick but not road-meltingly swift, 0-60 mph being dealt with in a fraction under eight seconds and with a top speed nudging 150 mph. Matching the SVX's suspension set-up of disarmingly simple struts front and rear is a sophisticated variable-torque four-wheel drive system, sending power to the wheels detected to most require it during on-the-limit cornering. The emphasis is very much more on maximising comfort over long distances than making the SVX as nimble as possible over challenges roads. Bringing it all to a stop, meanwhile, are powerful ventilated discs all round aided by an anti-lock braking system. Perhaps understandably, the SVX was judged to be just a bit too peculiar for its own good in markets outside Japan and hence never sold in great numbers. After a five-year stay on Earth, the model finally returned to Mars in 1996.
This car can be bought at the Subaru Used Cars Dealership for around 18,000 Credits. A special colored variant of this car is the prize for winning the 4WD Challenge. The special colored variant has a chance of 1/2 (50% of probability) to come as a prize car.
This car can be bought at the Subaru Used Cars Dealership for 20,900 Credits.
- In the NTSC-J version, the replay name for this car will include the Japanese-market "Alcyone" moniker, appearing as Subaru Alcyone SVX S4 '95.