23 September 2014 | Story: Nicholas Abrahams | Photos: Nish |
Las Vegas Convention Centre, USA.
Being a massive Toyota fan
made searching for 86’s at Sema only but a pleasure. The
problem was that they were like last year, all over the place.
I don’t think another vehicle at this year’s show
was as well represented once again.
Nothing was left to the imagination when it came to the possibilities
of this vehicle.
As 86’s go this is not my taste at all. Its been made to
soft in appearances and don’t think this was the intention
of Toyota when the drawing boards where out. Nice to look at and
perfect for cruising in Campsbay but don’t think it will
fit in at the track.
The only description is aggressively stylish. Its got so much
going on. From the front it hints aggression but still is simple
with the purposed positioning of the large wing hiding at the
Then slowly moving around you see how the body has been cut and
chopped to allow for more movement of wheels and flex in suspension.
The intension of this car is clear and that is to stylishly attack
whatever stands in its way.
Some of this fast growing cult car were seen in just stylish takkies
heavily attracted to the earth, many others had more time to put
makeup on and then there were the monsters.
Fire breathing monsters ready to swallow you whole and spit you
out on the side of the road without breaking a sweat.
Even Ryan Tuerck's very own Formula D drift machine was here.
Something that caught my eye when passing this car was the colour.
The almost primer metallic finish was extremely different as I
don’t think we use these colours enough at home. For me
the body kit was perfect because it did not over power the colour
or any other aspect of the car.
The power sauce was the perfect conclusion to this build as they
went for the tried and tested 2jz-gte turbo from the Toyota Supra.
All round a perfect build with the overall impression being balance.
Personally the 86 in standard trim is a bit of a let-down to be
honest and I am glad that the people of Sema share my sentiment.
For a car that is just over 2 years old it’s amazing what
options are available to make this car right.
From small power upgrades like filters and electrical gadgets
are available as well as the extreme upgrades like internals for
turbo and supercharger applications.
The body stylist companies have also been hard at work creating
aerodynamic master pieces that don’t also look awesome but
Performance companies from around the globe have been adapting
this new cult car in every means possible. No corner has not been
untouched and to be honest I really thought I had seen it all
but to my very welcomed surprise Seibon has developed a kit that
is not only aggressive but with the proper spray work covering
the exposed carbon could be super stylish.
What excites me is that if this is just over a year of development
the possibilities in the future are going to be mind blowing.
out the rest of the gallery below and be sure to come back tomorrow
as we will be showing you the best of SEMA 's Japanese cars!