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Toyota inherits Sporty Scion two-door

The two-door, rear-wheel-drive 86 sports car was born from a tryst between Toyota and Subaru. The name pays homage to the AE86, a performance version of the last rear-drive Corolla, introduced in 1983. The small, lightweight coupe or hatchback was powered by a twin-cam, fuel-injected, 1.6-litre engine and was popular in international Group A and Group N classes in circuit racing and for rallying. The 2017 Toyota 86 had a more complex beginning. Designed by Toyota, built by Subaru and developed by both, the series of sports cars is manufactured by Subaru in Japan with a Subaru flat-four or boxer engine up front, driving the rear wheels. It is sold globally by both companies, as the Subaru FRZ and the Toyota 86.


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At the age of five I was already obsessed with all things automotive being able to identify the make and model of car by just the sound of its engine going down the street in front of our house in the small town on the south shore of Nova Scotia. Although I have been covering and writing about the automotive scene for more than 40 years and the light still grows brightly.