One of Japan’s most famous driving roads
It'll take only minor knowledge of Japanese car culture to understand why this special-edition model for the US market is cool. Named the Toyota 86 Hakone Edition, it's named after the Hakone Turnpike, one of Japan's most iconic
Only available in Japan. Damn
If you are a fan of the traditional sports car (front-engine and rear-wheel-drive), then you will be drooling over the Toyota 86 British Green Limited version, a Japan-only release that driving enthusiasts will appreciate.This 86 is a
*prays for a turbo*
It seems that Toyota is on a quest to revamp its dependable-but-drab brand persona. According to a report by Jalopnik, the Japanese carmaker has plans to bring the 86 into a second generation. Well, sort of. The word actually came
Anything is possible
Nothing is impossible if you put your mind to it. It's a cliché, we know-but every once in a while, a story pops up on our feeds that restores our faith in the human spirit.Take Dr. Amit Patel, for
Seems like only yesterday
Fascinating admission from the boss of Toyota. He's talking about the fact that these days in Japan, many kids, when they're old enough to get a driving licence, just don't bother: "It is often said that young people have
Now this is a celebration
It's the eighth month and the sixth day of 2018, and the Daikoku Futo rest-slash parking area is proving elusive. Yeah, we're lost again, having gotten confused navigating Tokyo's raised expressway, but eventually we spot the correct downward
A new car with an old school approach
The 86 is a sports car that's relatively unique in its sector. Apart from the Subaru BRZ it's 99% identical to, of course. There's no turbocharger, very little chassis tech and some deliberately skinny tires. It's primary aim
This is the trim we want
In a time filled with turbocharged engines, torquey electric motors, and complex all-wheel drive systems, a basic naturally aspirated rear-wheel-drive sports car offers a different kind of fun.We've been big fans of the Toyota 86 since it
A good thing or a bad thing?
While a handful of concept vehicles unveiled at motor shows never make it to production, many of them come back to auto exhibitions ready to take on the market. Case in point: the Lexus LC500. Launched in the Philippine market in 2017,
It has a new color, Brembos, and Sachs suspension
Sound the special edition klaxon! The Toyota 86 now comes in a new shade of blue, and it could be the best new-school Hachi-Roku yet.Seriously. Because beyond the Electric Blue paint-which looks like the satisfying middle ground between
It's everything a rear-wheel-drive sports coupe should be
I'm driving around our cover shoot location with our videographer. He asks me to say a line or two on why I love the Toyota 86. This should be easy because I know exactly how I feel about this car--I'
One shoot, six awesome rides
Cars. We all love them in general, but there are a select few that will always hold a special place in our hearts.Maybe for you it's a classic roadster or a rugged SUV. But regardless of make and model, if
The car's chief engineer speaks out
Do you think equipping the Toyota 86 would make it that much better? If yes, then tough luck, because the Japanese sports car's chief engineer has pretty much ruled out the possibility--at least for this generation.Speaking to CarAdvice.com
It comes with a few upgrades
We know Paul Lee can ball. The 29-year-old Magnolia Hot Shots star has proven his skill on the hardwood on numerous occasions, both locally in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), and internationally as a member of Gilas Pilipinas.What we
Sales numbers through the years
Since the late '80s, a fun, affordable lightweight sports coupe has been sorely missing in the market-essentially, a sports car for the real world with 150 to 200hp. After three years of teasing us with a concept, the Toyota 86 was
This event was one for the books
As motoring journalists, we get invited to numerous driving events in a year's time. Unfortunately, many of these might just as well be called waiting events, because we spend most of the time in pit garages or hospitality suites waiting for
Which is your pick?
If you've ever wished that Toyota would release a sporty lineup the way Honda does with Mugen and Modulo, then your prayers have been answered. Meet the GR sports car series, courtesy of Gazoo Racing.The lineup consists of three classifications:
RWD + affordable + light = fun
You know a true enthusiast's car when people refer to it by its internal code. Launched in 1983, the AE86 (or Hachi-Roku) was the 1600cc, RWD variant of the fifth-generation Toyota Corolla. You could get it with one of
It’s going to be a hot seller
After Tomica released the refreshed Toyota 86 back in August of last year, an updated Subaru BRZ was very much anticipated. Both versions, after all, have proven to be highly collectible since being first released. The BRZ follows the 86 and the
It was a sad moment handing back the key
For one week, Toyota Motor Philippines let me experience what it's like to live with an 86 as a daily driver. I've driven this car several times in the past, and still consider it as a keeper. Most cars you
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