Japan - During an event earlier this year in which I was displaying my motorcycles, I spotted a highly modified 86 that really caught my attention. I went up to meet its owner, Tetsuya, and we agreed on doing a proper shoot in the later half of 2018.
He brought his car to me, after installing an impressive GTIII turbo kit from HKS - the last mod he had on his list for this year.
Tetsuya’s car can really be seen as the ultimate street 86. Nothing was left untouched on this vehicle and the list of modifications goes on and on.
The small Toyota coupe was fitted with a full Varis kit, including a front bumper with massive canards and a lower lip, extended fenders with heat extractors, side steps and a rear bumper with a GT-like carbon diffuser perched atop a one-off centrally-mounted dual exhaust system.
To fit the wide fender arches, Tetsuya chose Work Emotion CR 2P wheels with a customised colour and an insane offset! It’s definitely not the most effective setup performance wise but the looks of this car are absolutely fantastic!
ZEAL shock absorbers by Endless are complimented byan air suspension system (the tanks sit between the seats disguised as NOS cylinders) let Tetsuya set the height of his ride.
Finally I took a look under the hood to discover a heavily modified engine with its displacement ported to 2.1-litres and the installation of the latest turbo kit made by HKS for the 86, the GTIII.
To allow for greater air-flow to the turbocharger, Tetsuya modified the front left headlight, removing the glass cover and opening a funnel, thus allowing as much as air as possible to hit the mushroom-shaped filter.
With this setup, the maximum output can easily hit over 450hp giving the car plenty of power to play with.
Lots of details were also added, like the aluminium caps for the brake fluid tank and the oil filler as well as a one-off ornament for the carbon fibre intake plenum.
The amount of time and money spent on this 86 is truly amazing and the result is fantastic. Definitely not your average 86 with a lot of financial resources being necessary to achieve such a project. Tetsuya surely wasn’t afraid of spending most of his income on the car. Needless to say he enjoys it every time he gets behind the wheel!