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Drifting: How do you drift and can anyone do it?

If you're a regular CarAdvice reader, you might already know about my passion for all things sideways. But how do you actually drift? And can anyone do it? To find out, we headed to Victoria’s Driver Education Centre of Australia (DECA) in Shepparton with two standard Toyota 86s, two experienced driving instructors with a passion for drifting, and two drivers who have never tried drifting in their lives...

2016 Toyota Festival of 86: among the fans in Canberra

The Toyota Festival of 86 is intended to be a national celebration of the brand's top-selling front-engine, rear-wheel-drive sports car, the Toyota 86. And this year's festival, Australia's third, took place last weekend in the country's capital, Canberra...

2016 Toyota 86 T86RS Review: Track Test

Our very own motorsport junkie David Zalstein jumps into the racing seat of the track-only 2016 Toyota 86 T86RS set to race in Australia's new Toyota 86 Racing Series...

2016 Toyota 86 Blackline Edition Review

Offering unique styling inside and out but the same basic underpinnings, the 2016 Toyota 86 Blackline Edition is one for the particularly keen...

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Drifting: How do you drift and can anyone do it?

Read the full article here. Since the Toyota 86 launched back in 2012, interest in the smokey sport of drifting has only grown. And why wouldn’t it? The sight, the sound, the smell – it’s a spectacle. But how do you actually drift? And can anyone do it?    ...

2016 Toyota 86 T86RS Track Test Review

Read the article here. We’ve all dreamed of being a racing driver. And now, thanks to Toyota Australia and the Toyota 86 Racing Series, you can compete in your very own Toyota 86 racing car… Based on either an entry-level GT or a flagship GTS, each T86RS race car is prepared identically...

2015 Toyota 86 track day review – Sandown Raceway

Read the review. It's a Sunday and we're at Sandown Raceway, which can only mean one thing: we’re here for another CarAdvice weekend warrior track test. And we're excited, because today we get to test the rear-wheel-drive 2015 Toyota 86. We’ve signed in, we’ve said g’day to the guys from Driver Dynamics, had our drivers’ briefing and been allocated our group...

2015 Toyota 86 Review

It's hard to believe it's been three years since the Toyota 86 first launched in Australia with a sub-$30k price tag and the promise of proper rear-wheel-drive dynamics. Initially a consistent top-seller in the local sports car bracket, that same success has not been matched globally. And so far this year, sales are actually down more than 30 per cent...

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2017 Toyota 86: updated and uprated sports car confirmed for fourth-quarter local launch

Australian details for the updated 2017 Toyota 86 have been revealed, including a fresh face, a small power bump along with tweaks to the body and suspension. Scheduled to go on sale locally in the fourth quarter of this year, Toyota claims the new 86 will offer sharper steering response and improved ride comfort...

Toyota 86 Initial D concept unveiled

Given that the modern-day 86 is inspired by the AE86 Corolla of the early-to-mid 1980s, it's surprising that this is the first Toyota 86 Initial D concept to be officially commissioned by Toyota. Created by Toyota's UK arm, the concept is inspired by the car that starred in the Initial D manga comic books, which were published between 1995 and 2013, as well as the related 1998 animated television series...

Toyota 86 modifiers and customisers acknowledged, embraced by local division

Since launching locally in mid-2012, more than 16,000 Toyota 86 models have been sold and, Toyota Australia admits, a large part of the sports cars' success has come through the model's association with the aftermarket world of modifiers and customisation...

Toyota 86 future bright, says global chief engineer: Turbo unlikely, convertible still a dream

The man responsible for the Toyota 86 says the model's future is bright, with enough ideas and concepts under development to keep existing fans interested and potentially attract new fans to the already popular model. In Australia for the country’s third Festival of 86 event, Toyota 86 global chief engineer Tetsuya Tada told CarAdvice he and his team have “plenty of ideas, but we’re always looking for the very best ideas”...

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Toyota 86 Owner Reviews

2015 Toyota 86 GTS Review

I've always wanted a sports car but never could have one due to needing a certain level of practicality. This time I bought a car I really wanted and I've never looked back! I love the way this car handles and rides. You can feel every bump in the road but in a fun, engaging way. The steering and low position make you feel connected with the road...

2015 Toyota 86 Review

Over the previous few years Toyota has established itself as one of the dullest manufacturers in the industry. This once sporting company who built automotive icons such as the Toyota Supra and AE86 Corolla have spent most of the last decade building cars which primary focus has been economy and reliability and marketing them to a much older age demographic then almost any other manufacturer...

2013 Toyota 86 Review

In 2012, Toyota released arguably one of the most important cars of the year. The Toyota 86 is a back-to-basics sports car with a 2.0lt 4 cylinder engine producing a reasonable 147kw and achieves the sprint to 100 in 7.6 seconds for the manual and 8.2 seconds for the automatic...

2013 Toyota 86 Review

Such a mixed bag of emotions come with owning a Toyota 86, well for me at least. I gave up a very capable and happiness inducing Mk6 VW Golf GTI to pursue the Japanese sports car. Buying the 86 was a frustrating experience, the dealership (South Melbourne Toyota) was horrible to deal with but I wanted this car and I was determined to have it in my driveway...

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