Home / Auto News / News article: 1965 Toyota S800 Makes Appearance In New GT 86 Promo [Video] - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Dec 27 2011, 11:00 PM

Toyota has done a stellar job getting us grossly excited about the release of their newest sports car – the Scion FR-S in America (read our review here) – and now we can add yet another video to their endless promotional material.

This time however, we get to see the GT 86 out on the road along with behind the scene test drive clips. But what’s really awesome is the tribute appearance by Toyota’s S800, which was first introduced to the Japanese market in 1965. Back the, the sports car featured a 0.8L, two-cylinder boxer engine with a mere 45-hp and a top speed of just 100-mph. Only 3,131 examples of the S800 were produced from ’65 to ’69 and it’s a nice appearance alongside Toyota’s new future, the GT 86.

Check out the video after the break.

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  • Ramonster

    There’s a reason why they only made 3,000+ of the S800. It was a piece of junk. The first time I saw one of those was in Manila at the Delta Motors showroom. My dad asked me if I wanted one. I told him I would rather walk. My moped was probably faster.

    Why buy an S800 when you could buy a Datsun 1600 with 96 hp? And it sounded nicer than a motorcycle engine.

    Wasn’t anyone at Toyota able to get their hands on a Mister 2?