RWD 2019 Corolla with a Turbo 2AR Inline-Four

2019 Corolla with a turbo 2AR inline-four and RWD drivetrain

Papadakis Racing needed only a few months to turn a 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback into Fredric Aasbø‘s new Formula Drift race car. The team converted the car from the factory FWD drivetrain and 2.0 L M20A-FKS inline-four to a RWD drivetrain and 2.7 L 2AR-FE inline-four. The longitudinal 2AR motor features Portflow Design head work, … Read more

Toyota AE86 with a 20v 4A-GE Inline-Four

Toyota AE86 with a 20v 4A-GE Inline-Four

Colin Frost from Big Country Labs stopped by the Donut Garage to show off his Toyota Corolla AE86. The factory 1.6 L 4A-GE inline-four is no longer in the engine bay, replaced with a fifth-generation 20v 4A-GE “Black Top” inline-four that Colin estimates is making 140 horsepower. The drivetrain consists of a manual transmission connected … Read more

1992 Toyota Corolla with a 2JZ-GTE Inline-Six

Toyota Corolla with a 2JZ-GTE Inline-Six

This 1992 Toyota Corolla was built by Mathias Tias Johansson in Sweden. He started by removing the floors, firewall, strut towers, and front supports. Then he built a custom chassis and roll cage from rectangular and round steel tubing. The factory 1.6 L inline-four and transmission was replaced with a 3.0 L 2JZ-GTE inline-six and … Read more

Electric Toyota AE86 Drift Car

Drift Toyota Corolla AE86 with an electric motor

Omead Moinee stopped by the Donut Garage to talk about his electric 1985 Toyota Corolla AE86. This car is propelled by a WarP 9 DC electric motor connected to a T50 five-speed manual transmission. The motor makes 250 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque to the wheels and fed by a large collection of lithium-ion … Read more

Detailed Walk-Around of Fredric Aasbo’s 1000 hp Corolla iM

RWD Corolla iM with a turbo 2.7 L 2AR inline-four

Mike Kojima from MotoIQ stopped by Stephan Papadakis’ garage to discuss Fredric Aasbo’s Formula Drift Toyota Corolla iM. A Toyota 2AR-FE inline-four increased to 2.7 liters powers the compact hatchback and produces 1,000 horsepower and 850 lb-ft thanks to a BorgWarner turbocharger and nitrous system. Behind that sits a four-speed dog box, carbon fiber driveshaft, … Read more

Toyota Corolla with a Turbo 2JZ Inline-Six

Toyota Corolla with a Turbo 2JZ Inline-Six

Gretar Karlsson is a mechanic and fabricator in Reykjavik, Iceland and is responsible for building this Toyota Corolla KE70. Power comes from a 3.0 L 2JZ-GTE VVTi inline-six that features a BorgWarner S360 turbocharger, Bosch 1000 cc injectors, and VEMS standalone ECU. The combo produces 579 hp and 703 Nm to the wheels on 1.6 … Read more