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Toyota 86 - Blue Venom

9tro checks out this aggressively-tuned rear-wheel driven beast!

Date Published: 28 Dec 2018
Toyota 86 - Blue Venom

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.

Toyota 86

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.

Toyota 86

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.

Toyota 86

Toyota 86

Toyota 86

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.

Toyota 86

The bonnet, doors and the trunk lid are made out of carbon and clear-coated.

Toyota 86

The rear wing came from Rocket Bunny.

Toyota 86

Toyota 86

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!

Toyota 86

Toyota 86

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.

Toyota 86

Toyota 86

Inside the cockpit, a 4-point rollcage, painted in the same orange hue as the Recaro buckets offer a nice contrast with the metallic blue of the body.

Toyota 86

Toyota 86

The meter cluster was replaced by an aftermarket one with a retro look which Tetsuya selected to match the audio system.

Toyota 86

The illumination for the dashboard was also modified so it matches the meters’ blue tone.

Toyota 86

Even the pedals were also modified with a bottom plate also installed.

Toyota 86

Toyota 86

Toyota 86

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.

Toyota 86

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.

Toyota 86

With this setup, the maximum output can easily hit over 450hp giving the car plenty of power to play with.

Toyota 86

Toyota 86

Toyota 86

Toyota 86

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.

Toyota 86

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!

Toyota 86

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