"Hachi-Roku. Corolla. Levin. Trueno. Sprinter. Whatever you call the thing, Toyota’s AE86 designation - that is the two-door, rear wheel drive, vaguely wedge-shaped, mid-range sports coupé produced between 1983 and 1987 - is the most definitive vehicle in the short history "
Toyota Corolla AE86 Backsliders
Stumbled across this interesting little video recently. It seems that the bog standard, straight out of the factory version of the AE86 was always well-disposed to kicking out the tail.
Subsequent generations of the obsessed have of course created a drift legend by welding up the diffs and weighing out the back of these mid-eighties period beauties.
In this video a Toyota team take a couple of the cars around the classic circuits of Europe with top drivers at the helm, you can see that they didn’t need any drivetrain jiggery pokery to slide nice and twistedly-like.
Reminds us that you don’t need a full aftermarket, race-specced track day monster to have fun on a racing circuit.
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