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Featured to the brim with premium brand aftermarket goodies, this FT86 oozes panache through and through… and all the way through!

The correlation between the dual Japanese pop-culture icons – Initial-D’s drift maestro AE86 and the subsequent successor to that raw and ‘uncomplicated’ compact sports-car the 2012 FT86 could never ever be denied – they feed upon each other’s legend like Hamilton doeth unto Vettel and vice versa (here we go with the F1 jibe) – quite possibly the one element that prompted virtually millions of drift aficionados to jump onto the Toyota 86 bandwagon.

We have an entire generation of 86 fanboys that went as far as to acquire the AE86 and made it up in the picture perfect image of Takumi Fujiwara’s immensely iconic Tofu deliverer – the AE86 Trueno Apex Hatchback that outdrove a number of expensive exotic around those epic Touge stretches. Still, as fabulous as it was the AE86 just simply had to spawn a newer generation of ‘inheritors’ so to speak – enter the 2012 ‘86’ debutant, which in turn spawn this exceptional award winning ‘go and show’ Bruneian build.

The ‘shared’ example with Subaru notwithstanding, it is forever more central to the current generation of curvaceous FT slash GT 86s that it was the 1980s 4A-GE twin-cam engine Toyota sports compact DNA that germinated within the new 86, and alas by default this ‘voluminous traffic’ generating example right here. And did I mention it is from Brunei? I did didn’t I? Yes I’m sure I did mention this Rocket Bunny clad FT86 hails from Brunei. Yeah I am sure I did.

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