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.