If this story were confirmed, we'd have made the headline "TOYOTA COMES TO SENSES." But seeing as it's still in Rumor Defcon 2, we'll just say that consensus may be building within Toyota to create a small rear-drive platform in the style of its erstwhile AE86 Corolla GT. That car remains a favorite of drift king and street racer alike for its chassis rigidity, bulletproof 4A-GEC engine and optional limited-slip differential. What a modern version would look like is anyone's guess, but the sentiment would be more than welcome on Toyota's lot. And it would make Bumbeck lose his mind with delight.

Japan Report: No Quelling Toyota AE86 Revival Rumors [Winding Road]

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