Which Toyota Would You Chose?

Put a Corolla, Supra and a Prius in this picture and there it is - the most important vehicles Toyota made until now.
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But resuming to this picture only, you can see how Toyota’s sportscars evolved in time.

First you have the little Toyota Sports 800 that weigh only 580 kilograms and hot powered by an air-cooled 790 cc horizontally opposed two-cylinder engine, making it pretty fun to drive.

Inspired by the car’s shape, a year later Toyota put out the limited edition 2000GT, one of the most beautiful classic cars and a true gem to own now, as there were only 337 built. The coupe was very low and borrowed some of the Sports 800’s styling, like the pop-up headlamps and the plexiglass-covered driving lights. It was powered by a Yamaha-tuned 150 hp 2-liter straight-six engine.

Then came the Toyota Corolla AE 86, which can be considered as the definition of drifting in some cults. Small, lightweight, affordable and easy to modify, the Corolla Levin and Sprinter Trueno were and still are the preferred cars for drifting. Power comes from a 1.6-liter inline-four engine making around 112 hp (the latest generation) which is sent to the rear wheels via a manual gearbox. However, throw some mods at it and you’ll end up with one of the most fun-to-drive Toyotas out there.

Last but not least is the GT 86, a coupe sportscar made by Toyota to continue the AE 86’s legacy while coming with much more style than its bricky ancestor. Following some of the lines from the classic 2000GT, the new 86 uses the same oldschool ingredient that makes it a perfect driver’s car - naturally-aspirated engine at the front, power at the back and a manual six-speed in the middle.

So, which one would you prefer? Personally, I’d stick with the 2000GT and drive it until the end of the world.
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