THR-86: local hero goes global but we’re not done with it yet!

The THR-86 is in such a high demand these days, it rivals Hollywood celebrities in its popularity.

Not only did it re-affirm itself as Australia’s fastest 86/BRZ at the 2014 World Time Attack Challenge it was also featured within the event’s Live Stream along with an extended interview with its driver – Josh Muggleton.

While at WTAC, the car caught the eye of HKS’ Export Manager Yoshiro Suzuki who made a special trip to Tunehouse to see the car up close.

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Shortly after, THR-86 was whisked away to the Festival of 86. Sponsored by Toyota Australia and held at the White Bay Cruise Terminal, the event was a gathering of the best 86s in the country with the THR-86 in a prime display location.

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Once again, our car attracted plenty of attention even from Toyota’s chief engineer (credited with the design of the 86) Tetsuya Tada.

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Between all the shows and events, THR-86 didn’t get to spend much time in the workshop. It might have a cult following and a celebrity profile of a movie star but we are not done with this project yet. Stay tuned!

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We would like to thank all the companies involved in the THR-86 project: Whiteline, Dynapack, AP Racing, Project Mu, HKS, Bilstein, EcuTek, AutoTechnik, Topstage, Ideal Lubricants, AGI Rollcages, Heasman Steering, TrackSchool.

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