Toyota drifted an FT-86 all over United Arab Emirates roads when the coupe was launched there last month, and now it's doing it again. 27-year-old Ahmed Omran Al-Amri is the two-time drift championship winner as part of the Emirates Drift Team in his native UAE, and he has used a turbocharged, 570-horsepower Toyota Soarer (our Lexus SC) as his ride to those titles.

Rewarding his team for its winning ways and Toyota love, the Japanese company has taken over to form the Toyota Emirates Drifting Team and provided it with Toyota 86 hatchbacks (our Scion FR-S) to campaign. Al-Amri has already won this year's title, but check out the video below of testing the new cars at Yas Marina Circuit for his thoughts on the new car and, of course, beaucoup tire smoke.



I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 11 Comments
      onewayroll
      • 2 Years Ago
      Boring
      Andre Neves
      • 2 Years Ago
      Adding to how much I am sick of hearing about this car is the focus on how well it "drifts". Since when did a controlled lost of traction become more cool than how well a car can grab and hug a turn? Am I missing something or am I getting old?
        Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        It has to hug and grab the turn fairly well to begin with for you to be able to pull off the drift without flipping off the road when your drift ends, etc. It's just that you have the ability to break traction if you choose to. If you don't want to drift it just put stickier tires on the car, it comes stock with pretty plain tires for fun.
      Maciej Dudek
      • 2 Years Ago
      Love this car, nice drifting as well. He should also get a bigger cap. /s
      • 2 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      Travis Miles
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is a great time to be a Consultant. How do you appeal to a new growing class of consumers in Middle Eastern countries? Sounds exciting. Seems like they are taking a driving enthusiast approach.
      Fab Jensen
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hatchback?
      JS
      • 2 Years Ago
      no hatchback...
        Maciej Dudek
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JS
        That's what keeps this car from being perfect in my eyes. Same as Genesis Coupe loses lots of points in the practicality department. Would hatch really alter the stiffness and interior noise levels that much? Rear wiper blades are sexy too.
      Michael
      • 2 Years Ago
      Would love this car with better noise. Im wondering whether more power will upset the driving dynamics of this car. I want one but I feel like its a step down from my E46. Just gotta convince my girl to trade in her Solara for one of these.
      • 2 Years Ago
      [blocked]