Ryan Tuerck’s Ferrari 458-powered Toyota GT86 is a mad and shrieking, tire-shredding, donut-making, smoke-spewing Frankenstein build. And now he’s taking it to the track for some synchronized dancing.
Ryan Tuerck fired up his Ferrari 458-swapped Toyota GT86 for the first time Friday night, and now it’s back, and it’s doing donuts around none other than a Ferrari 458.
Ryan Tuerck fired up his project car to end all project cars tonight: a Toyota GT86 with a Ferrari 458 engine mounted up front. With a ton of custom parts and clever modifications making it work, we couldn’t wait to hear this one, either. Fortunately, the wait is over. Listen to the glorious noise.
Earlier this month, we saw a Ferrari 458 engine mounted in the nose of a Toyota GT86. We had no idea how it was supposed to work. But now we have a first look at the build process, like how it will have intakes behind the front wheels.
Wait, how is that intake going to work?
Well, this is one of the more interesting engine swaps in recent years.
The Toyobaru twins were always seen as throwbacks to the days of old AE86s and the drifting manga that made them famous. Now Toyota of the UK is completing the circle with an Initial D-tribute concept car.
Toyota is finally giving up on Scion, announcing that every model will remain, only just given an ordinary Toyota badge where the old ‘S’ used to be. But which Scion models will suffer for losing this youth-brand identity?
The Toyota GT86 is a lovely car to begin with, but like all good things, it’s much improved in rally trim. The GT86 CS-R3 is Toyota’s homologated rally special, and according to Toyota’s own press release, some jamoke named Chris Harris who wrote for www.jalopnik.com will drive it in the British Rally Championship.
The poor Subaru BRZ! It’s one of the best dedicated sports cars of our time, and despite a ton of initial hype, it’s had a hard time selling beyond a small but dedicated fanbase. It can’t shake the widespread sentiment that it needs more power.
[Each car is inspired by a different model. They include two sporting versions of Toyota’s original sports car, the 2000GT, and Ove Andersson’s 1970s Celica 1600GT rally car – the machine that helped inspire Toyota to launch a full international motorsports programme. The IMSA GTU Celica that raced in North America in…
I check my phone at 5:59am; like an eager kid on Christmas morning waiting to unwrap his Nintendo (said kid is me).
First off, apologies for possibly THE most distasteful Oregon Trail Rally/Oregon Trail Video Game joke/analogy ever conceived. With every tragedy comes opportunity - like making a drawing I could never have gotten away with otherwise.
The Scion iM Concept showed off at last week's LA Auto Show previewed a production car that Scion desperately needs at the moment for mainstream success. But what about the enthusiasts? Scion senior vice president Doug Murtha took the time to re-iterate some bad news: a convertible or turbo FR-S is not coming. Booo!
If you were not already aware, this is the greatest Toyobaru in the country. It's the Nameless Performance GT-86 and it will be tearing a rear-drive hole in the American rally scene this year.
The GT86 CS-R3 built by Toyota Motorsport GmbH in Germany will race in WRC3's R3 category as the only rear-wheel drive car, because oversteer is fun. This is the first onboard footage of it.
German drifter Harald Müller just set a new Guinness record in Turkey after driving a Toyota GT86 sideways for 2 hours and 25 minutes.
"It's great, but it needs more power." This criticism is leveled at the Scion FR-S almost universally. I think it's just fine for what it is at about 200 horsepower, but since when are we all okay with "just fine"?
It seems Toyota 86/Scion FR-S chief engineer Tetsuya Tada genuinely spooked some people when he said it's possible Toyota could team up with BMW instead of Subaru for the next generation of their small sports car. One of those people was Fuji Heavy Industries president Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, who says that's just not…