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Video: Toyota 86 and Toyota Sports 800 promo feature

December 30, 2011

Toyota has released a cool little video showcasing the development process and the heritage behind the new Toyota 86 sports coupe. The video features an early Toyota Sports 800 coupe from the Sixties to express the point.

We also get a glimpse of Toyota engineers testing early prototypes of the Toyota 86 on tracks such as the the Nurburgring in Germany, and on snow fields. There’s also some drifting footage, previewing a Toyota AE86 Sprinter, again, reiterating the heritage of the Toyota sports coupe.

Click play below to take a look. The Toyota 86 will go on sale in Australia in mid 2012. Prices are yet to be announced, but it will hit the market with a price tag “starting with 3” – expect it to be $39,990.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.