Toyota CEO Caught on Film Drifting a GT 86 [Video]

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When you’re the CEO of a company, it must bring a sense of pride when a successful product is finally completed after years of hard work. Steve Jobs over at Apple had great pride in every iPhone that was released, and probably had a huge sense of satisfaction not only using the product he helped… Continue Reading...

Watch Two Toyota GT 86s in Tandem Drift Battle [Video]

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The Toyota GT 86 is being hyped as a drift car extraordinaire, which seems to be a fitting title after watching the video below. This video comes out of Japan, and shows off two GT 86s, (which will be badged as Scion FR-Ss in North America), drifting around an impromptu pylon marked track. Both the drivers are… Continue Reading...

Toyota GT 86 TRD Detailed With Extensive Photos

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Toyota GT 86 TRD Detailed With Extensive Photos
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There was absolutely no surprised looks around here when we heard that TRD was hard at work on tuning the all-new Toyota GT 86. It’s been a while since Toyota had such a formidable sports car platform, but we have to admit we’re a little disappointed that a method of forced induction – like a… Continue Reading...

Toyota GT 86 Could Get Porsche Engine

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Toyota GT 86 Could Get Porsche Engine
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The Toyota GT 86, or Scion FR-S as it will be called in North America, isn’t available yet, but it’s already generating tuner buzz. We were satisfied with the stock 200-horsepower boxer engine during our review in December, but that’s not quite enough power for some of the folks in the hachi-roku forums. Tetsuya Tada, the car’s chief… Continue Reading...

HKS Dynos Toyota GT 86, More Details On Drift Car

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There’s a ton of buzz surrounding the return of HKS to drifting with Nobuteru Taniguchi behind the wheel of a Toyota GT 86. Now they were the first ones to throw the new sports car on the dyno, pulling down around 170-rwhp which has about a 15-percent drivetrain loss (200-hp crank), which is pretty impressive…. Continue Reading...

HKS Toyota GT 86 to Compete in D1 Grand Prix [Videos]

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It’s been a while since Nobuteru Taniguchi (NOB) has been behind the wheel of an HKS vehicle at a D1 Grand Prix event. But his past accolades piloting the HKS Mitsubishi EVO in Time Attack and HKS Nissan Silvia S15 in D1 Grand Prix still makes him one of the most respected drivers in the… Continue Reading...

Lexus LFA Roadster, Toyota GT 86 and AE86 Go Drifting [Video]: 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon

Lexus LFA Roadster, Toyota GT 86 and AE86 Go Drifting [Video]: 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon
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As popular as drifting has become in America, the sport’s home will forever be in Japan and a quick demo out at the 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon gave us a reminder why. While we have plenty of fun listening to V8-powered Ford Mustangs and Chevy Camaros go at it sideways, this year’s TAS played host… Continue Reading...

Toyota GT 86 by Gazoo Racing on Display: 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon

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Toyota GT 86 by Gazoo Racing on Display: 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon
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Before the Toyota GT 86 was even officially revealed, the new sports car was out on the track competing. This particular car, on display for the first time at the Tokyo Auto Salon, was raced at the grueling Nurburgring 24 Hour Race in the Fall. A mildly modified version of the factory car, it sports… Continue Reading...

Modelista Toyota GT 86 Gets Lippy: 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon

Modelista Toyota GT 86 Gets Lippy: 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon
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Just a few weeks after the debut of the GT 86, Toyota tuners are getting a crack at the new sports car and showing what modified visions they can dream up at Japan’s largest aftermarket expo, the Tokyo Auto Salon. One of the very first machines is built by Toyota’s in-house Modelista tuning division, focused… Continue Reading...

Toyota GT 86 TRD Sneak Peek at 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon

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Toyota GT 86 TRD Sneak Peek at 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon
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The TRD 86, or the Scion FR-S, what ever you wanna call it, it’s a hot car. This year at the 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon, the GT 86 will debut with some extra style thanks to the added TRD aero kit. The TRD kit adds a front lip with selected sections painted black as well… Continue Reading...

How To Buy A 2013 Scion FR-S Pre-Release

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How To Buy A 2013 Scion FR-S Pre-Release
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If you followed our coverage of the North American International Auto Show, or you just keep up with car news, you’ve probably heard of the Scion FR-S. If not, you can watch our review here, but it suffices to say that the much-anticipated rear-wheel drive sports coupe is going to make a solid impression upon release…. Continue Reading...

RWB Inspired Toyota GT 86 Foreshadows New Tuning Trend

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RWB Inspired Toyota GT 86 Foreshadows New Tuning Trend
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Toyota‘s upcoming GT 86 hasn’t even gotten in the hands of the consumers yet, and already some interesting tuning options are being dreamed up. We’ll be receiving Scion‘s FR-S as America’s offering from Toyota, and already impressed with how it performs stock (read our review here), we can’t even imagine what the aftermarket will be… Continue Reading...

Toyota GT 86 TRD Teased Ahead of Tokyo Auto Salon Debut

Toyota GT 86 TRD Teased Ahead of Tokyo Auto Salon Debut
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A casual visit over to TRD Japan’s website reveals that the Toyota tuning arm will most certainly be bringing a modified version of the GT 86 to this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon. We’ve already had confirmation that a TRD GT 86 is in the works, but we’re pleasantly surprised that it’ll be making its debut… Continue Reading...

Top 10 Automotive News Stories of 2011

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Top 10 Automotive News Stories of 2011
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As another calendar year draws to a close it’s time to take a look back at the top 10 biggest stories of the year in the auto industry. It’s been a busy 12 months, starting all the way back in March when the Fiat 500 officially went on sale, marking the return of the brand… Continue Reading...

1965 Toyota S800 Makes Appearance In New GT 86 Promo [Video]

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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… Continue Reading...

Car Review Videos, Monthly Wrap-Up: Scion FR-S, Mercedes SLK350, Dodge Charger R/T

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Easily the highlight of this month’s video car reviews is our test drive of the Scion FR-S, the U.S.-spec version of the highly anticipated Toyota GT 86. In addition, we reviewed the V8-powered Dodge Charger R/T, as well as the Mercedes SLK350. Read the AutoGuide new car reviews here and see all our video reviews… Continue Reading...

Toyota GT 86 TRD Revealed

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Toyota GT 86 TRD Revealed
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Back when we still called it the FT-86, a leaked brochure claimed to show what TRD had in store for the Toyota sports car. The boxer-powered machine has since been revealed (called the Scion FR-S in North America) and this lone photo of a TRD-equipped model has now emerged. What is obvious from the photo… Continue Reading...

Toyota GT 86 Added to Gran Turismo 5 in Latest Update

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Toyota GT 86 Added to Gran Turismo 5 in Latest Update
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Gran Turismo 5 will be getting an update (version 2.02) on December 20th and with it will come the addition of Toyota‘s GT 86 to the game for free. A new downloadable content (DLC) Car Pack 2 will also be available for just $3.99 adding four new cars to your collection. The second Car Pack… Continue Reading...

How the Scion FR-S Almost Never Happened and Why Subaru Thought it Was a Bad Idea

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How the Scion FR-S Almost Never Happened and Why Subaru Thought it Was a Bad Idea
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The Scion FR-S might be the most exciting sports car in years and it might also be the most important project Toyota has ever launched, helping change perceptions about an automaker that has become known for building appliances. But the back-to-basics enthusiast sports car almost never happened, according to Chief Engineer Tetsuya Tada, speaking at… Continue Reading...

2011 Tokyo Motor Show Video Wrapup

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The Tokyo Motor Show has come and gone and won’t be back for another two years. If you missed out on all the excitement (and wacky concept cars) then watch AutoGuide’s video wrapup, with ten short spots highlighting all the most exciting new models. If you’re after more in-depth coverage, then see our Tokyo Motor… Continue Reading...

Toyota GT 86 With TRD Supercharger Already In The Works

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Toyota GT 86 With TRD Supercharger Already In The Works
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Toyota‘s GT 86 hasn’t even made its way into the hands of consumers, but a high-performance variant of the new sports coupe is already in the works out in Japan. It doesn’t appear that Toyota’s willing to just sit around and play second fiddle to Subaru‘s BRZ with Chief Engineer Tetsuo Tada telling the media… Continue Reading...

Top 10 Cars of the Tokyo Motor Show

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Top 10 Cars of the Tokyo Motor Show
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The only non-Japanese car to make our Top 10 cars list of the Tokyo Motor Show, the Volkswagen Cross Coupe Concept was also one of the few true surprises. While a show car, it makes use of an all-new VW platform, an impressive AWD plug-in hybrid system, while also taking a look at the future… Continue Reading...

Toyota Shows Off 86, Makes Us Want One Even More [VIDEO]

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All week long we’ve been salivating at Toyota‘s 86 and Subaru‘s BRZ, and now we finally got to set our eyes on America’s variant, Scion‘s FR-S. And while we haven’t had the chance – just yet – to get behind the wheel of the new  sports car, Toyota has allowed our eyes to feast on… Continue Reading...

Scion FR-S Revealed as America’s Toyota GT 86 [Video]

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Scion FR-S Revealed as America’s Toyota GT 86 [Video]
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A day after the debut of the Toyota GT 86 and the Subaru BRZ at the Tokyo Motor Show, the third version of the shared sports coupe has been revealed at a private event in Hollywood, CA. Sold under the Scion brand in North America, the car will wear the FR-S badge. “Tonight will go… Continue Reading...