Toyota AE86 with a Turbo 2.3 L SR20 Inline-Four

Toyota AE86 with a Turbo 2.3 L SR20 Inline-Four

Austrian drifter Clemens Kauderer competes in a Toyota Corolla AE86 for the Blue Elise Drift Team. Under the hood sits a 2.3 L SR20 inline-four that features a Neo VVL head, turbocharger, and nitrous system. The engine makes 684 hp (694 PS) and 615 lb-ft (835 Nm) on E85 fuel. The transmission is a Holinger … 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

Toyota AE86 with a F20 Inline-Four

Toyota AE86 with a F20C inline-four

Juan Barajas converted his Toyota AE86 into an amateur drift machine. The factory powertrain was replaced with a 2.0 L F20 inline-four and six-speed manual transmission from a 2002 Honda S200. He also upgraded the rear end with a differential from a 1979 Celica Supra. Watch as Matt Farah enjoys learning how to drift it … 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

Swapping a K24 into a AE86 – Part 3

Toyota Corolla AE86 with a 2.4 L K24 inline-four

Touge Factory in Wheeling, Illinois has started a new engine swap project. The team will be installing a Honda 2.4 L K24 inline-four into a Toyota Corolla AE86 and they will be documenting the entire process. In part three the team installs some solid steering bushings, install custom driveshaft, and modify the oil pan and … Read more

Swapping a K24 into a AE86 – Part 2

Toyota Corolla AE86 with a 2.4 L K24

Touge Factory in Wheeling, Illinois has started a new engine swap project. The team will be installing a Honda 2.4 L K24 inline-four into a Toyota Corolla AE86 and they will be documenting the entire process. In part two they get the engine and transmission ready for installation and show the Crystal Body Yokohama aero … Read more