Toyota GT-86: Pre-Release and Already Modified for Drifting [Video]
02/04/2012 22:24 - admin

Toyota GT-86 DriftingIn my lifetime, I have performed several engine swaps. Most of which were from me or my friends being stupid and grenading a stock engine, so they were mostly just stock swaps. Only one time did I swap a different engine into a car and that was pulling a four-banger from a Mustang and dropping in a V-8. That is a straightforward swap and it still took many weeks.

So where am I going with this? Well, the Toyota GT-86 hasn?t even hit the market and someone has already gotten their greasy hands on it. Seemingly in hyper speed, out came its stock four-banger engine and in came a big V-8. Yup, Manabu ?Max? Orido?s team pulled out the four cylinder and dropped a 5.0-liter V-8 farmed from a Lexus IS F. There are numerous other mods, obviously, but the only other ones that are clear is a widebody kit and wide rubbers on the backside.

Let?s put this in perspective. The GT-86?s stock 2.0-liter pumps out a respectable 200, but has received mixed reviews in terms of actual performance. The Lexus IS F?s 5.0-liter engine, on the other hand, pumps out 416 horsepower and launches its 3,780-pound body to 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds. The GT-86?s official weight hasn?t been released, but rest assured that it will barely tip the scales at 3,000 pounds, if that much. Add in the fact that Orido?s GT-86 is gutted and that the 5.0-liter engine is definitely modified, and you have one lightning fast car.[...]





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