Rear-wheel drive Hachi Roku
A global icon, the AE86 Hachi Roku Corolla helped cement Toyota’s racing cred. With its light body, rear-wheel drive chassis and nimble handling, the AE86 was a force to be reckoned with on the track and the streets. It inspired generations of enthusiasts and the car remains a legend to this day. Toyota took this AE86 DNA and gave it a modern twist to create our purest sports car yet—the 2018 Toyota 86. It’s everything a sports car should be, backed by Toyota’s proven technology. And it’s how we carry the 86 legend forward to the next generation. Let’s fire it up.
Born on the track. Bred for the streets. 86 features a sport-tuned suspension featuring revised spring rates, updated shock components and a new rear sway bar. These work together to help sharpen turns and enhance grip over uneven surfaces, enabling you to carve those corners with surgical precision. And when the drive calls for calmer inputs, like when cruising in the city, this suspension is supple enough to let everyone ride in total comfort.
The body of 86 was engineered to be as light and strong as possible, helping boost efficiency and overall performance. What’s more, this unit-body design also puts the engine low to the ground, helping optimize the center of gravity for a truly balanced driving experience.
Intelligent use of high-strength materials, reinforcement of key chassis areas and additional strategically placed spot welds help enhance the body strength of 86. And with this strength comes improved body rigidity, which helps reduce unwanted noise, harshness and vibration. Better yet, this strength also works as a performance enhancer, giving 86 exceptional acceleration, braking and handling capabilities.
Vehicle Stability Control Track Mode
When on a racetrack, holding the Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) button for one second engages Track Mode, which helps you push the limits of performance. When in Track Mode, the system allows you to approach the handling limits of 86 before the VSC kicks in, after which the system helps to gently nudge you back on your desired driving line.
1 Vehicle Stability Control is an electronic system designed to help the driver maintain vehicle control under adverse conditions. It is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving practices. Factors including speed, road conditions, weather and driver steering input can all affect whether VSC will be effective in preventing a loss of control. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.