The Subaru B11S concept car unveiled at the 2003 Geneva
Motor Show was a creation of Fuore Design International,
an independent design consultancy retained by Fuji Heavy
Industries Ltd (FHI), makers of Subaru cars.
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The Subaru B11S is a four door coupe concept developed
to demonstrate Subaru's future design direction, and like
most Subaru vehicles, the B11S uses an AWD
system. However, in the B11S it is integrated with a 5-speed
transmission with VTD (variable torque distribution).
During normal driving conditions, this electronically
controlled torque distribution system sends 35% of the
torque to the front wheels, and 65% to the rear wheels.
The VDT then optimally adjusts the torque distribution
according to the road conditions to achieve a high degree
of stability and yaw control.
The distinctive styling of the B11S, especially the grille,
can be found on another Subaru concept, the B9
Scrambler. The rest of the car is quite unique, with
plenty of intricate details covering almost every panel.
However this attention to detail has left the concept
looking rather cluttered, and the overall appearance is
far from beautiful.
The Subaru B11S has a mild off-road look, accentuated
by the wide arches and thick protective sills. The frosted
glass roof is intended to convey a sense of space for
the occupants, and its design was inspired by traditional
Similar and related vehicles:
Subaru B9 Scrambler