Thursday, 23 February 2012

BEAMS AE86



It's refreshing to see a hachi-roku showing a bit of ground clearance and a bit of sidewall, isn't it? Not that SuckSqueezeBangBlow has anything against aggressive stance (quite the opposite, in fact), but it seems increasingly rare these days to find a street-legal AE86 Corolla that has been built primarily for performance.
...and performance is something that this Trueno has in spades, thanks to the BEAMS engine that sits snugly under the bonnet. For the uninitiated, the BEAMS engine is a Yamaha-designed unit found in the LS200 and various other JDM Toyotas; it features titanium valve springs as standard among other fancy touches, and served as the base for the Corolla WRC engine. So it's a pretty impressive piece of kit. We also find here a custom turbo set-up and standalone engine management, complemented by Wilwood brakes and KYB coilovers. What really makes the build special is the completely stock interior and standard Toyota Super Red II paint; mighty power in a relatively unassuming package. Hachi-roku perfection...?
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1 comment:

Pete said...

That is exactly as tidy and taught-looking as everyone should aspire to for their cars. It's the future of my E30 that's for sure.