And the circle is now complete: Phils new AE86

Where do you go when you’ve theoretically got the ultimate 740bhp mid engined S15 in the world? You can’t really go much faster, you can’t really get much more angle… there is 6th gear I guess, and that will be tested at Mallory as soon as it’s dry again. The answer? An AE86, obviously.

With smaller low power cars, you categorically have more fun. Firing them into corners at 15-20mph faster than everyone else in a complete four wheel slide, revving the 1.6 engine to 8500rpm and giving it a stern clutch kick while the ITB’s hammer out glorious noise. Instead of doing 6 laps of Mallory before destroying tyres you’re now doing an entire day on a set. And a Β£20 NEW for a tyre, it’s value for money. You’d probably even do it on a whole tank too.

We’re loving stupid little RWD cars here at the moment, 4 members of staff own one – James, Jay, Paz and myself – but Phil’s freakishly long torso means he looks over the roof of the humble MX-5, and looks frankly ridiculous. However it was clear he needed a 1.6 so we could all race each other bumper to bumper on track days and after a lot of searching he found this example.

It’s got the works, a 2 way differential, cage, good bumpers, ITB’s, no power steering, Mazda RX7 brakes, Cams, Vems management and Konig Rewinds.

The arches are shabby, but the underneath importantly is very solid.

It’s already got a set of coilovers, this one already has a set fitted plus some Driftworks AE86 tension rods too.

A Corolla is something that requires a complete geek to run and build properly, and we feel we have the right experts in house to achieve this including Paz who has had some of the UK’s best AE86’s and will be well informed to help Phil build something amazing. We might even bring it to Mallory on Wednesday!

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CrabsterDrift
CrabsterDrift
10 years ago

I was thinking he’d of got an s14 or something! Never expected to see an AE86! Very clean too, loving it Phil!

Aristotelis
Aristotelis
10 years ago

Much respect Phil.

kambo
kambo
10 years ago

This is the worst car known to man.

Mike-e
Mike-e
Reply to  kambo
10 years ago

ur a douche now πŸ˜‰

BUDA
BUDA
10 years ago

dude wtf

dc
dc
10 years ago

Haha now i.need one in my life again to destroy the gay mack5’s of the dw bandwagon

ceffy mike
ceffy mike
10 years ago

i thought phil already had one of these ??!?!?!

Phil - Driftworks
Phil - Driftworks
Admin
10 years ago

I had a Levin, but that went to techno twinky in Ireland.
Kam, don’t be jealous because you no longer have the rustiest car at DW πŸ˜€

kambo
kambo
Reply to  Phil - Driftworks
10 years ago

πŸ™

Tony
Tony
10 years ago

Deffo bring it on Wednesday!

Matt House - V8 RX7
Matt House - V8 RX7
10 years ago

Awesome mate! Fdukin love it – can’t wait to see it sideways :p

Edd (Edokun)
Edd (Edokun)
10 years ago

AMAZING, Phil you beat me to my dream car:P you keeping it panda??

Phil Morrison
Phil Morrison
Reply to  Edd (Edokun)
10 years ago

No man. I’m not a fan of Panda at all. The car will be cream with black bumpers just like the 2 door Levin above. That car was awesome!

Daddy_D
Daddy_D
Reply to  Phil Morrison
10 years ago

Good call Phil!

Al
Al
10 years ago

Love AE86 especially the look of that red one! Might have to consider getting one myself some time in the future.

jap-si
jap-si
10 years ago

hammertime!!!!

get paz on the case to make it awesome.

James
James
Reply to  jap-si
10 years ago

Paz is currently Awesominating as we speak πŸ™‚

FlikstRR
FlikstRR
10 years ago

want. πŸ™

Lee
Lee
10 years ago

I want but wouldn’t fit in.

scottidog
scottidog
10 years ago

FFS i just bought 2 gay-x5 skidders, why didnt i think of an AE86?

brad
brad
10 years ago

bring it down mallory shuld be fun, sweet 86

Chris
Chris
10 years ago

Love this car! look forward to seeing the progress!

Ian.G
Ian.G
10 years ago

Paz will just take it from you very soon…

Phil Morrison
Phil Morrison
10 years ago

Haha πŸ˜€ All I have to do is rev it and Paz’s trouser tent starts pitching πŸ˜€

Scuba83
Scuba83
Reply to  Phil Morrison
10 years ago

Know of anyone interested in a Corolla TE71 SR5? 60,000 genuine miles, second owner, Ziebarted from new, only down side is original paint has faded.

Has the 2T-B engine with cast iron block and twin Mikuni carbs, the engine that made Toyota’s reputation for reliability.

AntΓ³nio
AntΓ³nio
10 years ago

Paz + Ae86 Driftworks + f20c = p0rn πŸ˜›

Christian
Christian
10 years ago

Wheels are same with Initial D πŸ˜€
I also love the Red 86 there πŸ˜€
BTW nice 86 0.0

Jimmy
Jimmy
10 years ago

Just gotta learn to 360 it, like the one at Japfest! πŸ™‚

Royal
Royal
10 years ago

Awesome! can you fit a 2Jz in one of those? Looking forward to seeing you chucking this beauty around!

Lozzy
Lozzy
10 years ago

You do realise Paz is just going to steal your car once he’s finished building it? πŸ˜‰

oh and I want passenger rides πŸ˜€

Bolf
Bolf
10 years ago

paz ‘hearing aid beige’ coloured one was awesome , i fucking loved that car man!

crickey
crickey
10 years ago

TOYOTA is always the car in front
they are the best for every thing shoppin driftin taxin etc

Scuba83
Scuba83
10 years ago

He could have bought my pals TE71 Corolla SR5 for Β£2500(Giving it away the fool!) also has coilovers and only 60,000 original miles, Ziebarted from new so not a spot of car cancer on the underneath!

Anyone interested – 07799-872-983.

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[…] Cast your minds back when Phil turned up one morning grinning like a Cheshire cat in his new toy, a fully ITB’ed AE86 Corolla. The idea was to buy it, tidy the wiring up, map it, and go and drive it on trackdays. But Phil […]

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