The Toyota GT 86 has only recently gone on sale in Japan, but already it has begun to live up to the 'aftermarket king' expectations thanks to a special one-off built for D1 Grand Prix driver Manabu "Max" Orido. Max's car does without the Subaru developed 2.0-litre boxer engine in favour of the 5.0-litre V8 engine from the Lexus IS F.
The big V8 has literally been shoehorned into place with millimetres to spare, resulting in 423hp and 503Nm of torque (assuming of course that Max has left the engine alone, which is unlikely) being sent to the rear wheels - via a manual gearbox - of the GT 86 and causing them to scream in anguish as the car is given its first official shakedown ahead of the D1 season kicking off on April 14 in Obida Japan.
Thankfully the shakedown was videoed for posterity so turn the volume up and listen to the V8-powered GT 86 being put through its paces.
11 Nov: Vauxhall is offering £500 of free fuel with selected new cars and vans purchased between Friday 15th and Monday 18th November. The saving is available in addition to other offers including free insurance on some Corsa and Adam models.
05 Nov: Ford has been signed up as the latest partner of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Over 1,100 vehicles will be supplied for use during the games and for the Scottish leg of the Queen's Baton Relay in the 40 days leading up to the opening ceremony.
05 Nov: SEAT owners can take advantage of a winter safety check for £29 at participating dealers. The inspection covers essentials such as tyres, fluids, brakes and wipers. Customers also get a Castrol oil top up kit, worth £18.