The 1985 Subaru XT came from outer space – well, maybe not.
Last week’s discussion of glazed C-pillars recalled the Subaru XT – a car I had forgotten about entirely. It was never a personal favourite, I always felt its stance and proportions were a bit off. Frankly, the passage of time hasn’t added to its charms but its recollection did prompt the memory of a nicer variation on the same theme – Pininfarina’s comely Griffe 4 concept of the same year, which we featured earlier yesterday.
Perhaps it was the lateness of the hour, but concentrating on the profile shot of the XT during the early hours of Sunday morning bothered me slightly – the Peugeot connection I had already made but I saw something else besides. But if you stare at something long enough, some form of eureka moment will occur. Of course – the Triumph TR-7. Obvious now, isn’t it?