Tag "Toyota"

Ferrari V8-powered Toyota 86

US drifter Ryan Tuerck is building one wild Toyota 86 for the US drift series, powered by a F136 4.5-litre V8 from the Ferrari 458. With its light weight and agile chassis, the 86 is a natural choice for drifters,

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Subaru BRZ facelift trumps Toyota 86

Subaru’s facelifted BRZ will debut fresh connectivity options, a new sports steering wheel and optional Brembo brakes and Sachs dampers – although sadly the latter duo will not be offered in Australia. The MY17 BRZ will arrive locally in the

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Toyota Lexcen ultimate sleeper

Every weekend, all around Australia, club-level motorsport events are happening. At these events, there’s often all sorts of weird and wonderful homegrown creations competing, such as the mid-engine V8 Holden Rodeo we discovered at a Winton test ’n’ tune day.

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Next generation Toyota 86 under development

Development for a second-gen Toyota 86 is underway and the brand’s traditional hybrid system is being ruled out as a powertrain option. Speaking to MOTOR via a translator at the Festival of 86 event held in Canberra this week, Toyota

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Toyota 86 facelift “enormous” change: chief engineer

The chief engineer of the Toyota 86 has claimed “enormous” improvements to the body rigidity, suspension and stability control tune of its facelifted coupe. Criticised in some quarters for looking like a minor mid-life facelift after four years on-sale, the

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Toyota 86 Shooting Brake revealed

For this week Canberra will play home to the Toyota 86 Shooting Brake global reveal at this weekend’s annual Festival of 86. Australian designers have played a pivotal role in the design of the Shooting Brake version of the four-year-old

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Toyota TS050 LMP1 racer revealed

Toyota’s turned to turbo power for its stab at the 2016 World Endurance Championship. Revealing full details on its all-new TS050 Hybrid racecar, the firm announced its LMP1 contender will be powered by a new 2.4-litre twin-turbo V6. The new

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Sweet Dream | Toyota 86 RZ

You might remember Toyota introduced a thing called the Camry RZ last year. If you don’t remember the car, you might recall the corny ‘dad to the bone’ television ads Toyota used to promote it. Essentially this car was an

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Mazda MX-5 vs Toyota 86 GTS

It’s a tough time to be a driving enthusiast in Australia. There’s a smorgasbord of fast metal available, but all over the country great driving roads are being neutered as speed limits erode, from 100 to 90km/h, then 80, then

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2017 Toyota 86 revealed

Toyota has revealed the 2017 facelift for its 86 sports car ahead of its debut at next week’s New York Motor Show. Anyone expecting wholesale change will be disappointed, however Toyota has made a number of tweaks to both the

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