Driftworks’ Toyota Corolla AE 86 Is a V8 Beast

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So, you’ve seen a lot of Corolla AE 86 drift cars so far, right? Forget about all of them. This is the craziest one by far - the Driftworks’ “DW 86” orange box of awesomeness.
Based on a standard Toyota Corolla AE 86, the DW 86 is barely a Toyota anymore. Only the body has been kept while everything else has been stripped away, even the engine.

And no, there is no 2JZ engine replacing the 4A-GE. In fact it’s not even a Japanese sourced engine as that narrow place under the bonnet has been filled with an LS3 V8 Chevy engine. A 6.2-liter forged LS3 to be specific and it also got a lot of goodies such as a Jenvey throttle body and a Jerico 4 speed dog box. This powerhouse makes 585 bhp and 610 lb-ft while the whole car probably weighs in at around 1,400 kg (3,086 lb).

It also comes with a Nickson Motorsport T45 rollcage, custom transmission tunnel, a special widebody kit, Driftworks CS2 and Geomaster suspension as well as CCW wheels.

Still think isn’t the coolest AE 86 you’ve seen so far? Then look at the video and photos bellow. Full build thread can be found here at Driftworks.

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