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1,150HP Toyota 86

Formula Drift World Champion Fredric Aasbo partnered with Toyota to create a crazy stunt that can be viewed from space, using his Icom Toyota Express Service 86-X. Unlike the standard GT86, this competition version is powered by a turbocharged 3.4L straight-six engine that sends 1,150 horsepower to the wheels. They plotted the time at which a satellite would pass overhead and performed donuts to create tire marks shaped like the number '86, large enough to be seen from orbit. Continue reading for a behind-the-scenes video, more pictures and information.


1,150HP Toyota 86
1,150HP Toyota 86
1,150HP Toyota 86
1,150HP Toyota 86
1,150HP Toyota 86

"Toyota's UK arm collaborated with the aeronautics and space giant Airbus to come up with a high-resolution image of the '86' logo, using a Pleaides satellite that circles in space, 800km (500 miles) above our planet. Moreover, their stunt was calculated by experts at the National Geo Center, which came up with a precise time the giant skid marks and satellite would be aligned," reports Car Scoops.










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