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Toyota 86 Racing Series: Fast-tracking the next generation of motorsport stars

"This is the motorsport equivalent of petty cash." So says Neil Crompton, former touring car ace and current motorsport commentator, of the Toyota 86 Racing Series, the grassroots motor racing category that took Australia's race track by storm in 2016...

Five of the coolest new driving cockpits

Slide on in to the drivers seat, shut the door, put your hands on the steering wheel and look around as you feel the excitement and power envelop you. The driver's seat is the control centre of any vehicle and how it looks, feels and functions is vital to the driving experience. The cockpit of a car includes everything in the driver's pod, from the seat to the instrumentation and steering wheel...

Keiichi Tsuchiya at WTAC 2016: The story behind the ultimate Toyota 86 fairy tale

At this year's World Time Attack Challenge (WTAC) 2016 at Sydney Motorsport Park, an incredibly rare and special moment occurred when the man widely considered to be the father of modern drifting, Keiichi Tsuchiya, performed a drift demonstration in a meticulously rebuilt 1984 Toyota AE86 Corolla – a car synonymous with drifting culture the world over...

Driving the Hakone Turnpike and some of Japan’s finest touge roads

Mates of mine who live in Japan tell me driving enthusiasts have an almost spiritual connection with the legendary Hakone Turnpike – or Mazda Turnpike as it is now known. That’s regardless of whether you're a local or an import to the land of the rising sun like they are. There’s just something about that racetrack-smooth stretch of tarmac that irons a winding black ribbon through the mountain forest near Odawara...

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On board with Keiichi Tsuchiya at WTAC 2016

Read the full article here. Jump on board the Toyota Genuine Parts AE86 for some drift action with the father of modern drifting, the Drift King himself, Keiichi Tsuchiya, as he slides Australian drift veteran Beau Yates’s rebuilt Hachi-Roku around Sydney Motorsport Park for World Time Attack Challenge 2016. Strap in!

2017 Toyota 86 Track Review

Read the full article here There aren't too many dramatic changes with the 2017 Toyota 86 – rather it’s a mid-life facelift (or refresh in manufacturer terms) for a vehicle that’s already been around for nearly five years. First launched locally in 2012, the 86 has been a supremely popular vehicle – a fact mirrored around the world – so you can understand Toyota’s reluctance to make sweeping, wholesale changes...

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...

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Toyota 86 Comparisons

Fun Car Mega Test: CarAdvice readers join us at MotorWorld to test 17 'hot' cars under $60k

We assembled 17 of fittest 'fun cars' under $60k at Sydney Motorsport Park at the recent MotorWorld event and there you, our readers, into the test seats. And we gave the mega test field a spin ourselves. Together, we decide what's hot, what's fun and what is exception value for money...

Toyota 86 News

2017 Toyota 86 limited edition arrives in Australia from $41,490

The 2017 Toyota 86 limited edition has been revealed, bringing a bright new orange exterior paint, upgraded mechanicals and new interior trims. Limited to just 60 units in Australia, the special 86 is based on the top spec GTS manual - yes, it's manual only - and is priced from $41,490 before on-road costs, representing an increase of $4550 over the base car...

CarAdvice podcast 56: Toyota unstoppable and Astra sedan detailed

This week, Mandy, Paul and Mike Stevens bring you all the latest car news and reviews. A CarAdvice exclusive reveals an airbag recall for Tesla, plus, details and price of Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series, 2018 Kia Stonic previewed in new sketches, and the Nissan Titan joins the Performax line-up in Australia...

Facelift fails: The worst styling updates of 2016

When brands update their cars, sometimes the stylists get it wrong. Facelifted models are supposed to add some flair to an existing model - to bring it up to speed with its competitors, or harden up some edges that may been looking a little limp on the original model. They can be massive, major overhauls, or nips and tucks and tweaks to minor aspects of the car's design...

Toyota 86: second generation sports car confirmed, due by 2019

The second-generation Toyota 86 has been all but confirmed by the company's European boss. Karl Schlicht, head of Toyota Europe, has told Autocar: "The [86] will carry on. The car serves a big purpose. We are not getting out of that business. Sporty cars go through their phases. It’s our intention to continue with that car...

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Toyota 86 Owner Reviews

2013 Toyota 86 GTS review

I purchased this car brand-new in 2013 after waiting nearly 12 months. It's funny in hindsight to think that people were speculating about 18 month waiting lists and paying premiums over RRP for one these – such was the hype! I had the reviews to keep me occupied while I waited, and fortunately they were very accurate for the most part...

2014 Toyota 86 GTS review

This is my first sports car. Coming from a Subaru Forester, it is a significant difference, so this is my reference point, okay, not other sports cars. The 86 is a joy to drive every day. The ride is on the stiff side and the handling makes this car so much fun to drive. The driving position is very low and gives you a sensation of been protected, although I can now see under some SUVs...

2014 Toyota 86 GTS Review

The Toyota 86 is a well known sports car that everybody seems to love. It looks good, it has a very sporty stance, and is very sleek. Driving past people, heads turn. But thats only on the outside. On the inside, it is a very different story. The engine is very flat down low and in mid range. To get anything out of it, you have to rev it to near its redline to feel it actually work...

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...

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