Overpowered V8 Toyota AE 86 Can’t Go Straight

V8 Powered AE 86 Driftworks 1 photo
Photo: screenshot from Youtube edited by autoevolution
Remember Driftworks’ orange V8 powered Toyota AE 86 we showed you last month? In case you don’t, all you need to know is that the drift team decided to build an extraordinary hachi-roku from the ground up, but instead of tuning its 4A-GE engine or replacing it with a 2JZ as every one else does, they went full berserk and fitted a V8 under its hood.
A 6.2-liter forged LS3 powerhouse to be specific, which also comes with a Jenvey throttle body and a Jerico 4 speed dog box, making 585 bhp and 610 lb-ft of torque.

Last time we saw this monstrosity it was showcased at an auto show, but this time you can see it in action, being probably tested after minor tweaks. This is a ground up built project and as a matter of fact it needs proper testing before entering a drift show or contest.

Actually, the only AE 86 thing on this car is probably the body. Even so, it has a custom bolt-on body kit, the stripped out interior has been fitted with a full Nickson Motorsport T45 rollcage, those massive CCW black wheels are attached to a Driftworks CS2 and Geomaster suspension, has a racing fuel tank and a custom transmission tunnel housing a stronger prop shaft.

It's stiff, lightweight, simple and has a lot of power meaning that when you press the loud pedal the earth trembles and you can’t go straight. Check it out bellow. Too bad the guys posted only 58 seconds of video with this.

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