Nissan GT-R-Powered Toyota 86 Makes 1,300 Horsepower!
Another day, another crazy Toyota 86 build. We recently saw professional drifter Ryan Tuerck hoon his Ferrari V8-powered “Toyota GT4586” in the Formula Drift competition and now it’s time to revisit a build we looked at last year: the Nissan GT-R-powered Toyota 86.
At the time, StreetFX Motorsports’ goal was to give the Toyota 1,000 horsepower with a tuned-up 4.1-liter V8 engine straight from a Nissan GT-R and a pair of HKS turbos, but it seems that target has been exceeded. The Australian label estimates the car should make 1,300 horsepower at the crank, though the build is still in progress.
What’s more, the 86 should weight only around 1,300 kg (or 2,800 lb), giving it a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio that would impress even Christian von Koenigsegg.
Related: 2017 Toyota 86 model overview
One wonders how such a car would be drivable. Not only does it make far more power than a stock GT-R, a regular GT-R at least has the advantage of distributing that power to all four wheels for better traction off the line. The Toyota WTF86, as StreetFX Motorsports calls it, is rear-wheel drive, albeit mated to a new six-speed sequential automatic that ought to make shifting through the gears on full power a tad easier.
Perhaps what’s most impressive is that StreetFX somehow managed to fit the huge GT-R engine and HKS turbos inside the 86’s engine bay (compare that to Tuerck’s GT4586 whose engine sticks out like a sore thumb).
Nobody is yet quite sure what the car will be for (drifting, like Tuerck? or maybe drag racing?) but what’s certain is that the WTF86 will soon be ready for action and we can’t wait to see it when it does.