Toyota AE86 is famous and admired but many car lovers as the Japanese sports manga “Initial D”. But now AE86 has been stopped manufacturing and have a limited quantity of vehicles on the market, and many cars are already old. I have ever seen several AE86 in Hongkong and the cars were changed on appearance, filming, painting and some of them installing wing spoiler, but none of them were upgraded on car performance. This man from Japan, named Hayashi-san, he did a great changing on his AE86 to improve the performance. This is the story today.
Dubbed the Carbon Junkie, Hayashi-san began transforming his AE86 Levin around six years ago.
If your goal is to break the one-minute barrier at Tsukuba Circuit, hardcore engine modifications and down force-generating aerodynamics are two of the very most common methods for getting you there.
However, if you’re not packing a whole lot of power beneath the hood, shedding weight can be extremely beneficial. Just to illustrate, Takumi Hayashi’s carbon fiber-clad AE86 Levin.
Hayashi-san was learning the craft of manipulating carbon fiber and eventually applying it to his own car.
Now, just about any panel has been changed with dried out carbon in the quest to lessen weight.
Like the majority of time attack cars, Hayashi-san’s AE86 includes a massive front splitter and an enormous rear wing, but you appear are custom aero touches everywhere.
Yokohama Advan A050 semi-slicks in 225/45R16 sizing at all corners provide substantial hold, while forged RAYS Volk Racing TE37Vs give a lightweight answer for the wheels. The bronze finish complements the dry carbon outside and really pulls the aggressive external together.
This being truly a pure race car, the inside is completely stripped out with just one single seat and the bare essentials. A custom made carbon fiber dash homes an electronic RacePak display, and there’s a carbon system for all your switchgear.
Under the hood, the AE86 remains true to the 16-valve 4A-GE in naturally aspirated form, but this one’s been worked over throughout to now output 220PS. And yep, there’s even more carbon fiber found in the engine bay as well!