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 |  Jul 12 2012, 7:15 PM

Toyota is embracing its GT 86 model in many different ways worldwide, one of which is launching its own drifting team in the United Arab Emirates.

Ahmed Al Ameri was recently crowned the drift champion in UAE, the second of his championships at just 27 years old. On his way to those championships, Al Ameri piloted a Lexus SC which undoubtedly captured the Japanese automaker’s attention. As a way of saying thanks for staying loyal to the Toyota brand, the automaker has handed over a GT 86 to the drift champion, who will use it during the remaining 2012 and 2013 championship seasons.

This isn’t the only GT 86 model that will be going sideways around the world. Scion has its own FR-S drift car with Ken Gushi behind the wheel.

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