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Toyota considering return of rear-wheel drive AE86?

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by CRX-YEM, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. CRX-YEM

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    hmmm...sounds interesting...im with silverchild...i wanna see some concept drawings...and some proposed specs...hmmm...
     
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    :werd:

    I know they have to use a new platform- but it would be totally badass for Toyota to make the car in its original form. Maybe offer a kit for cheap that enthusiasts could build on their own? That way Toyota wouldn't have to bother with all the certifications involved with campaigning a new car.
     
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    true. A modernized version would be awesome but itll probably be underpowered and too heavy because of safety stuff and emissions.

    cars.com and autotrader dont have a single gts within 300 miles of me :(
     
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    A unit-body kit car?
     
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    Sure, why not? Just broken down enough so that people don't have to buy a "new" car. :)
     
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    Hmm... a mite bit expensive.
     
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    Anyone who calls the AE86 "Pleasingly Driftable" has no experience with them outside of video games.

    It's difficult to get them drift worthy.

    Also, this may be a design school exercise. Like the Lancia Stratos prototype:

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    This wasn't a Lancia design at all. Lancia learned about it way after the magazines did. It was just a project from some design school kids.
     
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    But it LOOKS like the old Lancia Stratos.
     
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    if they bring it back it will be a Scion, mark my words
     
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