When was the last time you saw one of these?
What a blast from the past. This thing looks more awesome than we remember it being— although this particular owner’s choice of modifications could have something to do with it:
And here’s an amusing Japanese promo video from the era:
The Subaru XT, XT6, Vortex, and Alcyone is a 2-door coupé that sold from 1985 to 1991. The name Alcyone was used in Japan, the Vortex name was used in Australia and New Zealand, and the name XT (with the four-cylinder EA-82 engine) or XT6 (using the ER-27 six-cylinder engine), was sold in North America and Europe. All were available in front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, depending on the year.
The Subaru XT was launched in February 1985 in the American market, followed by a June debut in Japan.
The Alcyone name comes from the brightest star in the Pleiades star cluster, on which the Subaru logo is based.
The XT range was replaced by the Subaru SVX in 1992 (source).
(Image via Speedhunters)