20 June 2012

The AE86 was a true giant killer when it was introduced in 1984. With rear-wheel drive and a 16-valve engine putting out almost 120bhp in standard form, the car was ideal for competition.

It proved hugely successful and competing in Group A, it claimed victories all over the world, including the 1984 British open Championship, with Per Eklund at the wheel. Almost 30 years on, the AE86 is still used for rallying and drifting.

The car featured at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed is being run by Will Midgley in the 2012 ANCC championship. It is fitted with some later-specification equipment, including a six-speed gearbox and throttle body injection.


Engine 4AGE
Maximum power 180bhp/134kW @ 9,000rpm
Clutch Paddle
Gearbox 6-speed sequential
Axle TRD 4.7 with limited slip differential
Brakes Discs
Suspension Bilstein coil springs over struts
Weight 850kg

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