The Chevrolet Code 130R concept car may not be rotating on a platform next to the 2014 Corvette C7 Stingray at the 2013 North American International Auto Show, but it still remains a passionate topic of conversation, even a year after it was unveiled. This is because the little concept car features a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive (FR) layout, and is within inches of the proportions found in the beloved Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ — and what the rest of the world outside of America also knows as the Toyota GT-86. To say the least, the idea of a production Code 130R is unshakably attractive, and GM North America President Mark Reuss feels the very same way.
“It’s on the list. It would be a great entry for us,” Reuss told CarSales.com.au. “I don’t know if they (Toyota) are making any money but it is a very attractive car.” The vehicle the Australian publication referred to was the rumored return of the Holden Torana, but the Code 130R concept nonetheless.
“We would do something with the knowledge of Alpha and the background, but we wouldn’t take Alpha and try and shrink it,” said Reuss, to our surprise. The original assumptions were that GM engineers would utilize a shrunken Alpha platform for the design of such a vehicle. Regardless, we hope that the Code 130R gets the green light, if it hasn’t already.