Papadakis Racing 1,000 hp RWD Corolla Build Video

Papadakis Racing RWD Corolla transformation

Fredric Aasbo competes in a RWD Corolla built by Papadakis Racing. Under the hood sits a stroked and turbocharged 2.7 L 2AR-FE inline-four that makes 1,000 horsepower to the hubs with nitrous. The team was able to complete the build in only two months. Watch as Stephen, Shawn Hillier, Aldo Villagran, Georgheinz Rios, designer Jon … Read more

RWD 2019 Corolla with a Turbo 2AR Inline-Four

2019 Corolla with a turbo 2AR inline-four and RWD drivetrain

Papadakis Racing needed only a few months to turn a 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback into Fredric Aasbø‘s new Formula Drift race car. The team converted the car from the factory FWD drivetrain and 2.0 L M20A-FKS inline-four to a RWD drivetrain and 2.7 L 2AR-FE inline-four. The longitudinal 2AR motor features Portflow Design head work, … Read more

Toyota AE86 with a 20v 4A-GE Inline-Four

Toyota AE86 with a 20v 4A-GE Inline-Four

Colin Frost from Big Country Labs stopped by the Donut Garage to show off his Toyota Corolla AE86. The factory 1.6 L 4A-GE inline-four is no longer in the engine bay, replaced with a fifth-generation 20v 4A-GE “Black Top” inline-four that Colin estimates is making 140 horsepower. The drivetrain consists of a manual transmission connected … Read more

1992 Toyota Corolla with a 2JZ-GTE Inline-Six

Toyota Corolla with a 2JZ-GTE Inline-Six

This 1992 Toyota Corolla was built by Mathias Tias Johansson in Sweden. He started by removing the floors, firewall, strut towers, and front supports. Then he built a custom chassis and roll cage from rectangular and round steel tubing. The factory 1.6 L inline-four and transmission was replaced with a 3.0 L 2JZ-GTE inline-six and … Read more

Electric Toyota AE86 Drift Car

Drift Toyota Corolla AE86 with an electric motor

Omead Moinee stopped by the Donut Garage to talk about his electric 1985 Toyota Corolla AE86. This car is propelled by a WarP 9 DC electric motor connected to a T50 five-speed manual transmission. The motor makes 250 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque to the wheels and fed by a large collection of lithium-ion … Read more