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.
“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.