Tag Archives: Hillclimb

Werner Rohr AE86 Levin x Bergrennen Reitnau

This is the Swiss Bergrennen Reitnau series. Many of you may recognise the course and event name from many years of past events. Over the years, the 1600cc class has featured Werner Rohr with his infamous 4A-GE 2-door Levin.

Click play and listen to the iconic rasp and scream of the 220 horsepower 1.6L running all the way up to 9000 rpm. Simply glorious Toyota engineering!

(Extreme volume at 2:16 on this next video… don’t say we didn’t warn you!)

If you’re keen to see how Werner’s AE86 was made, check out the gallery from his build process at the Das Racing Team website.

 


Crazier Than Crazy: Twincharged 2JZ AE86

Remember Soara’s amazing hachi powered by a 2JZ? Well he’s been at it again: Thinking the car didn’t have enough power, he created a new modified exhaust header himself to go with a bigger Garrett 45 turbo.. check the jump for more insanity! We love it!

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A Little Traction Over Here Please?

Quick vid of Nick Teebon tearing up the 2009 Auckland Domain Hillclimb in his turbocharged hachiroku. It looks as if it hasn’t got any traction at all, but he still holds onto it like a pro! Nice work Nick!

If your in NZ and keen to hit up some hillclimb action in your very own ’86, Driftopia is hosting the next event on June 1 at Taupo Motorsport Park. Check their website for more info!


Hill Was Conquered – 86 Style!!!

A car that we recently featured on this blog (click to see) has shown some of its potentional at a recent hill climb in the UK. The event was completely new to all the competitors, but no one would of expected the little hachi roku to take out the honors of fastest time of the day. The 86, known as Black Betty, was up against some stiff competition such as ‘Super 7’ Clubman’s, worked WRX’s and many different Evo’s. The highlight of the day was the battle between the 86 and a 450hp pulsar GTir, each taking the fastest time of the day run after run.

However in the last run the pulsar went all out to try and win and ended up into the trees. The driver was ok, but the same can’t be said about the car (see picture after jump). It was a great result for Black Betty and I hope this will lead to even better results in the future!

Pictures can be seen after the jump as well as a video.

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Conquering One Hill At a Time!

What an amazing example of an 86! And no less that it gets used and abused exactly like an AE86 should. This hill climb 86 is from a fellow UK enthusiast who has devoted alot of time and money turning a UK GT-spec AE86 (i know you irish luv him) into an all decimating hill climbing machine.

This car has received a complete pull down in the past to which made the car look like it just came out of the factory and most recently had most of its drivetrain rebuilt. For example, it now has a ford Type-9 close ratio dog box, lots of little rose joints in all the specialised arms and a complete ground up rebuilt 20v black top that sounds simply amazing.

To hear and see this thing conquer a mountain (or three), check out not one but three youtube vids after the jump.

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AE86 Hill Climber of DOOM!

You might be interested in what a Ukrainian man has done to a certain Trueno AE86 over in Europe.

The AE86 has a 1JZ in the front to begin with and the engine cooling setup to flow to the boot as a comprimise to the longer engine up front. It sports an IRS system under the back and also one heck of a body-kit. The car’s styling i think speaks for itself.

Pics after the jump.

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