Remembering Japanese cars from the past

Hilarious: how to make a 25 year old car win an eco race!

Hot Version proves yet again that the AE86 can still keep up with the latest and greatest cars! While they proved the AE86 could still easily win from several great cars (like the Skyline R34, Honda S2000, etc) and tuners (re-amemiya, etc) they now proved it can even keep up with the latest Eco trends: the Tec-Arts Eco AE86 beats a field of Honda CR-Zs (and a Mini)!

Wait a minute… An eco AE86?? Yes, of course it all depends how you define Eco! Tec-Arts changed a lot of things on the AE86:
– Make the engine to run much smoother instead of letting it scream till the 8200rpm
Smooth running 4AGE
Smooth running 4AGE

– installed an eco button to close of the TVIS
AE86 with Eco button
AE86 with Eco button

– changed the alternator and starter to a more modern version to lower its drag
– changed power steering to an electric unit instead of an engine powered!
– and last but not least: they put foil on the windows to keep you from using the aircon too much.

Now if that is seriously considered as eco my Carina is twice as much eco as that!! It doesn’t have power steering, aircon nor a TVIS! ;)

Found at: 86ers


  1. Laurens

    Dope! but, how eco friendly are the cars? and especially the Hachiroku. better milage then a prius?

  2. banpei

    I think that was out of the scope for that race! :D :D
    In my experience the mileage of an AE86 won’t get much better than 8 liters per 100 kilometers, so I don’t suspect the Tec-Arts will do much better than 6 or 7 liters per 100 kilometers. Especially if they drive it like Tsuchiya on a circuit! ;)

  3. Killua

    Nothing better than a panda hachi-roku under the rain!

    I’m glad they left the 4A-GE in its place. It could have been an electric engine!

  4. banpei

    There actually is an electric AE86 made by the Chiba Automobile University!
    Personally I think it is quite interesting they kept the FR layout! ;)

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