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by George Skentzos

The cult classic Toyota AE86 will be making a come back to Toyota’s production line – at least internationally for the moment.

The front-engined, rear-wheel drive Corolla AE86 rose to fame as the car of choice for drifters as well as in the popular anime Initial D.

Whilst Lexus is soon to be releasing the IS-F and LF-A, the new model AE86 will represent Toyota’s first true sports car since the Supra.

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The drivetrain (RWD, ofcourse) will be sourced from Subaru and initial reports suggest it will be powered by a 1.5L 2NZ-FE engine. Now whilst a 1.5L may not sound impressive, with a target weight under 1,000kg and the original AE86 developing 97kW back in the 1980’s, the performance is sure to be surprising.

Current impressions of the dimensions place it at under 4m long, 1.7m wide and 1.35m high.

Source: Autoblog




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