Video: Heaven is an AE86 In the Rain

In New Zealand, motorsport runs as deep through the country as sheep-herding, fishing, and Hobbits. Practically every weekend of the year, you can find a hillclimb, street sprint, or track day somewhere in the country. So we went to the track with the Hutt Valley Motorsport Club, and hopped in president Jared Rush's… » 3/19/15 9:43am 3/19/15 9:43am

Is The AE86 A Magical Cartoon Car Or Just A Toyota Corolla?

"No car is as hyped up as the AE86," Mr. Regular says in the latest Regular Car Reviews test of a rather legendary vehicle. But can that vehicle really live up to its legend? Will it make your wildest touge drift dreams come true, or is it just a Corolla that happens to be rear-wheel drive? » 2/23/15 10:27am 2/23/15 10:27am

These Toyota AE86 Sketches Were A Sweet 80s Vision Of The Future

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A Minor Car-Related Error On the Latest Archer Episode

Archer is usually pretty awesome with its car casting, and this week's episode was no exception. However, the scene above had a little error that bothered me. If it were almost any other small Japanese car, it wouldn't be so glaring, but a large part of the AE86's popularity and reputation is due to its rear-wheel… » 1/28/14 4:45pm 1/28/14 4:45pm

Give This AE86 A New Home And Fulfill A Jalop's Christmas Wish

By now you might be elbows deep in Christmas ham or grease from installing that turbo kit that was exactly what you wanted this year. But if you decided that you or someone you love should have gotten an affordable classic rear-wheel drive hatchback instead, consider this AE86 up for grabs on eBay. » 12/25/13 5:00pm 12/25/13 5:00pm

For $13,500, Is This Corolla A Trueno Romance?

Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe AE86 is proof positive that the Toyota Corolla hasn't always been as dull as a kiss from your sister, but will this one's price dull your ardor? » 1/10/13 8:00am 1/10/13 8:00am

Watch The AE86 Face Off Against The GT 86 On A Track

Around these parts, we're big fans of Toyota's rear-drive hatchback hero, the AE86. We're equally partial to the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ, the hachiroku's modern day comeback. But how would they stack up when pitted against one another today? » 9/02/12 4:00pm 9/02/12 4:00pm

Three Cheers For The Great AE86

In America's backwards calendar days, it is 8/6/12, a perfect day to honor the trusty steed of the budget racer, rally driver, and drifter for the past few decades. In three videos, let us celebrate its drifty goodness. » 8/06/12 1:00pm 8/06/12 1:00pm

This Is A Rap Song About Initial D

When it comes to cars in hip hop, there's not much other than sitting sideways in a Mercedes/Escalade/Rolls Royce, or hitting a high speed like you're in a Nascar. Nerdcore rapper Richie Branson stepped up for drifting, doing "Tofu Delivery" about Initial D. » 4/24/12 4:30pm 4/24/12 4:30pm

This is what a "brand new" 25 year old AE86 Toyota Corolla looks like

Larry Chen at Speedhunters recently uncovered the unbelievable "brand new" 25 year old AE86 Toyota Corolla seen here on a trip to Belgium. If you've ever wondered what a perfectly optioned AE86 would have looked like fresh from the dealer's lot, wonder no more. » 8/06/11 4:00pm 8/06/11 4:00pm

30-year-old Toyota's drift antics shame its offspring

A hoon sees an on-ramp as an opportunity for shenanigans, and what's better to hoon than an early '80s Toyota AE86 coupe with like three shades of paint on it? Old Toyotas are so much fun. » 4/15/11 1:00pm 4/15/11 1:00pm

Real Drivers Only Need One Tire

Drifting guru Tetsuya Hibino shows off his famous "jumping drift" — i.e., three wheels off the ground — during the 2010 D1 Grand Prix at the Ebisu Circuit. Photo Credit: Speedhunters / Dino Dalle Carbonare » 9/15/10 10:00am 9/15/10 10:00am

Toyota FT-86 Concept: The AE86 Is Back In The Red, Metallic Flesh

We've seen the Toyota FT-86 for a couple of weeks, carefully dissected the delicious, metallic red sports car in any way we can, but now we've actually seen it in the flesh and Toyota's got some serious hotness here. » 10/20/09 11:34pm 10/20/09 11:34pm

New Subieyota FT-86 Sketches Emerge

The first sketch of the Subaru version of the Toyota FT-86 came out a year-and-a-half ago, but now we get more than just a look at its hiney in these leaked-straight-from-Japan sketches. » 10/08/09 3:00pm 10/08/09 3:00pm

Toyota FT-86 Concept: Design, Dissected

The Toyota FT-86 Concept is an exciting step forward for the vanilla automaker, blending cues from the past (the Toyota AE86) with hints of ToMoCo future. We dissect the design below to see how they've accomplished this delicate feat. » 10/06/09 4:00pm 10/06/09 4:00pm