Time For Tea: GT86 Drifting

You might remember that, back before Christmas, Toyota’s CGI-rendered advert for the GT86 put some backs up at the Advertising Standards Agency. Whether you think this to be a balanced response to an ad that promoted dangerous driving or over-zealous bimbling that took a perfectly reasonable car ad off our screens depends on your perspective (though we suspect we can guess which yours is).

However, the good news is that Toyota hasn’t been deterred from running performance-based car ads elsewhere in the world. Over in Oz, for example, it’s currently running thisrather neat little promo. Showing Keiichi Tsuchiya, aka the Drift King, carving out a neat little racetrack in the outback sand with only a GT86 and a series of drifts as his tools, it proves that Toyota knows the sort of people it’s aiming at. That is to say, people who like to go sideways.

But while Toyota’s display of drifting is an enjoyable one, this one from Japan is even more so. Shot together with (and, partly, from) an AE86, the car that inspired its name, the GT looks in its element. We’re rather fond of the sans-rear-spoiler effect, too. A few disparaging comments have been made about the GT86 not quite having enough power; these chaps certainly don’t think that’s the case.  So make a brew, grab a pew, and enjoy some sideways action, Nippon-style.



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  • Brabus Jord 04 Jan 2013

    Does look good fun! clearly not as light as the AE86 but still good fun!

  • Ari 04 Jan 2013

    Must be something wrong with it, there's some kind of awful rhythmic thumping scratching noise emanating from it. They need to get that fixed...

  • teabagger 04 Jan 2013

    I couldnt watch all the way through due to the poor "music"

    The car look good though yes

  • StormLoaded 04 Jan 2013

    i like this one.. 360 spin into a drift! smile


  • gforceg 04 Jan 2013

    So THAT'S how to handle cold tyres and cold dry tarmac! I knew I was doing something wrong.

    I turned the sound off and listened to Smoke On the Water with it instead.

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