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The Panda. The Hachi-Roku. The King of Drift. The Toyota Corolla AE86 Sprinter Trueno. This Japanese beauty was named AE86 not because it was produced in 1986, that was a simple coincidence. The “A” stands for the 4A engine that was placed into each Toyota, the “E” meaning Corolla, “8” being the fifth generation (E80 series), and the “6” representing the sixth variation in its generation.

This particular specimen belongs to Sato Hirokazu, who was inspired by drifting legend Keiichi Tsuchiya when he saw his page in a motorsports magazine. Since this moment in his life, he has owned four AE86s, with this particular one being an ongoing project of his for 14 years. This 86 has a Levin conversion and he aspires to acquire some TRD Works overfenders for the front-end.

Some of Hirokazu’s parts and mods include “…a 4A-GE with a full overhaul, FUJITSUBO exhaust manifold, YOSHIMURA muffler, NAGAI DENSHI MDI, WAKO coil, NGK spark plugs, SARD fuel pump, APEXi s-AFC, Hot InaZuma, APEXi intake, KOYO radiator, FC3S oil cooler, and NISMO fuel regulator.” Exteriors claim “OEM kouki Levin front-end, OEM kouki Levin tail lights, OEM zenki front spoiler, OEM side skirts, OEM “double-stacked” rear bumper, UKIYA SYOUKAI fiberglass hood, EC Works Group-A Mirrors, Run Free eyelines, and a BMW M-series rear spoiler.

Being a huge fan of Pandas, I couldn’t refuse posting this bad boy. Thanks to StanceNation.com for the amazing article. Be sure to check them out in the source. You’re sure to see many more AE86 posts from me… Here is a full list of modifications:

Wheels/Tires/Suspension:
SSR LONGCHAMP XR-4 14×8-12 (F) 14×8.5-19 ® + Center Caps
DUNLOP DZ101 185/55-14 (F&R)
GT-WORKS Coilovers 8k(F) 6k® with helper springs
Front:
CUSCO Upper Mount
GX71 Stabilizer & Short link
JUBIRIDE Negative Camber Adapter
Adjustable Tension Rods 
TRD Bushings
Rear:
GT-V Stabilizer & Angle Correction Links
Adjustable Lateral Rod + Reinforcement Bar
TRD Bushings
Slotted Rotors

Exterior:
OEM KOUKI LEVIN FACE
KOUKI LEVIN TAIL LAMPS
OEM ZENKI Front Spoiler
OEM Side Skirts
BMW M-series Rear Spoiler
OEM Double-Stacked Rear Bumper
UKIYA SYOUKAI glass fiber bonnet
Aero Catch
Pulled Fenders
EC Works Group A Mirrors
Run Free Eyeline

Interior:
BRIDE ZETA II
TAKATA Harnesses
MOMO DRIFTING Steering Wheel
CUSCO 7-point Roll Cage
Auto Meter Tachometer
OMORI Meter Water Temperature Gauge
OMORI Meter Oil Temperature Gauge
OMORI Meter Oil Pressure Gauge
OMORI Meter Vacuum Gauge
Garage Tiara Shift knob
E-brake Knob
Checkered Flag Floor Mats
MOONEYES Dash Mat
SK Engineering High Speed Meter

Audio:
ALPINE Head Unit
DVD Player
CD Player
MD Player
TV Tuner
2-way Speakers
Crossover Network
10” Subwoofers
Power Amplifier
Television Monitors ×3
Door and Interior Sound Deadening

Engine:
4A-GE Full Overhaul
FUJITSUBO Exhaust Manifold
YOSIMURA Muffler
AIBAworks Tower Bar
NAGAI DENSI MDI,
Hotwires Plug Cord
WAKO coil,
NGK Spark Plug #7
Hot InaZuma
APEXi S-AFC
APEXi Air Intake
KOYO Radiator
FC3S Oil Cooler
OMORI Oil Block
SARD Fuel Pump
NISMO Fuel Regulator

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