Rowan Horncastle28 November 2011

Video: Toyota AE86 driftyness

As the new Toyota ‘86’ is revealed, relive the original icon. It’s quite sideways…

The new Toyota GT 86 has finally broken cover. No more leaked images, no more speculation, no more teases. You can see pictures of it here.

Handily, this now makes it a perfect time to see why the original ‘Eight Six' was such an icon.

‘Hachi-Roku' (that's Japanese for eight-six, and your pub ammo for the day) was rather special for many reasons, and many of those reasons were slidey, and drifty, and smokey. It liked to waggle its tail, which as you can see from the video below, made the dorifto boys in Japan very happy.

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