by banpei

AE86 with 380hp back in 1991

September 27, 2008 in toyota ae86 by banpei

I found this old footage on Youtube:

According to the user who placed the video this Corolla Levin AE86 has a 380hp turbo-ed 4AGE. Very impressive, and more impressive they did that 17 years ago!!

You can see the exhaust got a simple turbo manifold and a lot of piping go through the enginebay. The turbo is enormous, so I expect the boost being at least 16psi! Looking at the piping the car probably has an intercooler under the front air dam. And the engine is not a 4AGZE block which currently is a popular basis for turbocharging but a normal bigport (probably second generation) 4AGE: it still has the TVIS.

At first I doubted about the authenticy of this video, but if I look well to both surroundings (and clothing of the people) and other videos this user posted I can conclude that the footage is authentic! Back in those days the only modifications were functional modifications: tower brace, boost gauge, revmeter and that’s it. Other from that the car looks like a stock kouki AE86 which just rolled out of the Toyota factory!

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HachiRock!! Festa 2008

September 24, 2008 in toyota ae86 by banpei

I just found this on the HR Blog: HachiRock!! Festa 2008
HachiRock!! Festa 2008

This is one of the biggest Hachi Roku events in Japan, maybe even bigger than HachiRoku day!

It is amazing how many Hachi’s actually turned up there:
many many ae86s at HachiRock!! Festa 2008

They claim last year over 250 hachis turned up, but this year they limited it to 250 participants who already sold out the place in May!!

They had a little nice surprise for all attendants:
HachiRock!! Festa 2008 chocolates!
HachiRock!! Festa 2008 chocolates! Yummie! 🙂

You can read (ahum, look at pictures) more here:

I could only dream the AEU86 4th annual meeting would exceed only 50 cars! Maybe if we would make it more exclusive it would attract more hachis. 😉