Toyota GT86 and Japan's new drift sport

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Feature 25 July 2012

Steve Sutcliffe discovers the new sport of barrel drifting in the Toyota GT86. Is this new drifting craze likely to take on, and can Sutcliffe compete with Japanese drift legend, Tsuchiya?

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Great fun in someone else's car

1 year 38 weeks ago

Sounds like great fun in a Toyota press car with someone else paying for the fuel, tyres, transmission wear and likely body panel damage. . 

Wouldn't want to do it with my own car though!

Pay more attention....

1 year 38 weeks ago

Oh dear, what a killjoy LP is. And I thought this site was for enthusiasts.

From my perspective, this is the ideal car to hoon around like that iAuto tutor achieved better-than-most fuel economy when thrashing it, and Prius tyres (the most common tyre size out there) means rubber is a damned sight cheaper than low-profile competition.

Add in reasonable durability and you can see why theres no need to worry or break the bank

Dumb

1 year 38 weeks ago

Sorry but this "sport" is rediculous, and frankly, very boring to watch. 

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1 year 38 weeks ago

Coming soon to a cinema/bowling multiplex car park near you!

(followed by lots of confused looks as the 17yr old in the corsa can't get his rear wheels to spin up no matter how much throttle he uses)

Toyota GT86

1 year 37 weeks ago

This is a car  with a fabulous chassis and sensational steering.

It's an unsurpassed engineering tour de force.

This Japanese gem should give Porsche something to worry about.

 

Pascal de Lafayette

I am still waiting for the

1 year 25 weeks ago

I am still waiting for the long expected news on Toyota, I am waiting for new models with improved high mileage, it's all that interests me in cars. Obviously I earn my living with my car.

A Ford Transit with blue

1 year 18 weeks ago

A Ford Transit with blue lights goes as fast as any policeman needs to go.

If they were driving transits and not BMWs, Audis and Mercs, then perhaps there's a factory in Southampton that would stil  be open and employing people.

I can barely describe the level of incandesence a feel when I see public servants driving luxuary cars paid for by MY tax. kredi hesaplama-evim şahane-chat-islami rüya tabirleri-evim şahane-evim şahane-evim şahane

This is a car  with a

1 year 14 weeks ago

This is a car  with a fabulous chassis and sensational steering.

It's an unsurpassed engineering tour de force.

This Japanese gem should give Porsche something to worry about.

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I had a pleasure to have a

1 year 14 weeks ago

I had a pleasure to have a ride in Toyota Smile. The transmission is really good. I wish to have another chance to drive it Smile

 

 

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