Feature Flick: How Not To Drift A 2013 Toyota GT 86

April 16, 2012
Toyota GT 86 Rear Three Quarter Post Crash
While those of us it the U.S. are still awaiting to get our hands on the new Toyota GT 86/Scion FR-S sports car, Japanese tuners have already been able to tweak the rear-wheel drive coupe and take it out to play. However, playtime might not be so successful, as shown in this drifting video.
Given the GT 86’s spiritual predecessor – the Corolla AE86 – was something of a drift phenomenon in its heyday, it’s no surprise to see Toyota’s latest rear-wheel-drive sports car make its way to the professional drift scene. A couple of modified GT 86s were recently entered in a D1 Grand Prix drift competition held in Tokyo, but one entrant – which bolted a pair of turbochargers onto the 2.0-liter flat-four-cylinder, didn’t fare all that well. Don’t believe us? Watch the clip below, where the driver manages to clip a barrier and rip apart the rear end of the GT 86.
As a refresher, the U.S.-spec car will be known as the Scion FR-S and come with a 200-hp boxer-four that sends power to the rear wheels through either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. When the FR-S goes on sale later this spring, it will start at $24,930 for the manual transmission and $26,030 for the automatic, with destination charges included.
Source: Carscoop

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2013 Scion FR-S

Comfort RWD 2-Dr Coupe H4
starting at (MSRP)
2.0L H4
Fuel Economy
22 City 30 Hwy
2013 Scion FR-S