Oh, my beloved AE86

My Dream Car
 Beautiful isn't she?

Back view

One more picture 

AE86 in action

 Car specifications:
- Model Years of production: 1983 to 1987
  • Chassis Code: AE86 (AE88 in USDM)
  • Horsepower: 112 hp (84 kW) @ 6600 rpm* Torque: 97 ft·lbf (132 N·m) @ 4800 rpm*
  • Weight: approximately 2200 lb (998 kg) to 2400 lb (1089 kg)
  • Engine: 4A-GEC, 1587 cc
  • Engine Type: DOHC 16-valve Inline-4 AFM Multiport Fuel Injection w/T-VIS
  • Transmission: T50, 8-bolt flywheel
  • Injector Size: approx. 180 cc, low impedance
  • Compression: 9.4:1
  • Differential: 6.7" Open (T282) or optional LSD (USA Only) (T283) with 4.30:1 Ratio, 2-pinion
  • Wheels/Tires: 14x5.5" +27 mm Offset Rims with 185/60-14 82H Tires (195/60-14 85H for 86+ models)
  • First 7 Digits of VIN: JT2AE88
My dream car is the Toyota Sprinter Trueno Gt-Apex (AE86). The moment laid my eyes on this car, I fell in love with it. One, because it is used in Initial D and it's an excellent drift car. Takumi Fujuwara, the main character in Initial D uses this car. Well, it's not his, it's his dad's but he uses it to race. The roar of it's 4A-GE engine is irresistible. Considering that this is a very old car, not many are available. However, there have been recent rumors floating around Tokyo that Toyota is planning to bring back the iconic rear-wheel-drive Corolla.
The rear wheel drive configuration, combined with the AE86's light weight (approximately 2300 lb (950-970kg) curb weight), balance and relatively powerful (and easy to tune) 4A-GEU/4A-GEC engine made it popular among the Japanese hashiriya (street racers in Japanese), many of whom raced in mountain passes (touge in Japanese) where the corners suited the AE86 best, especially on the downhill. Among those who utilized this car was Japanese racing legend Keiichi Tsuchiya, also known as the Dori-Kin ("Drift King" in Japanese). Tsuchiya helped popularize the sport of drifting, which involves taking a car on a set of controlled slides through corners. The AE86's FR configuration made it well suited to this kind of cornering, and currently the car is a mainstay of drift shows and competitions.

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