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December 27, 2011
 

Video: Toyota 86 / GT 86 Behind the Scenes: Drifting, Testing, Tracking

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Written by: Goran Has
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Video: Toyota 86 / GT 86 Behind the Scenes: Drifting, Testing, Tracking

released a new of the GT . The footage shows the new rear wheel drive coupe from the Japanese car maker unleashing its power on a motorway, a track, a snowy road etc, and features as a special guest the , a compact sports car that was producing in 1965.

Sports 800 is considered to be the very first sporty model ever produced by the manufacturer, and shares the same front-mounted engine rear-wheel drive scheme of the GT 86, as well as the engine architecture. In fact, the Sports 800 also used a boxer engine, displacing at 799 cc. In the clip we get to hear both engines, and it is interesting to notice how different the two sounds are.

The Sports 800 is not the only car to make a guest appearance in this video, there is also the AE86, a small lightweight coupe introduced by in 1983 that somewhat inspired the name of the recently unveiled GT 86. This car was a great success back in the day and its cameo in the video might be a good omen for the imminent commercial launch of the new model.

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