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1983-1987 TOYOTA Corolla GT (AE86) specifications


In 1983, there was a very confusing situation in the UK – you could buy a Corolla GT with either front- or rear-wheel drive. Both were exceptional fun. However, it’s the RWD AE86 that has captured the hearts of a generation of Playstation fans, drift fanatics and club rally drivers because with 122bhp of twin-cam power under the bonnet and RS2000-style tail-happy handling, it has become a legend in its own lifetime and values have gone stratospheric, for what is essentially a fairly humdrum Japanese coupé. Rust is an ever-present issue, but most are cherished now…

Production

  • Production:
    958,760
  • Price at launch:
    £6,995
  • Price (excellent)
    £9,000
  • Price (good):
    £6,000
  • Price (average):
    £3,500
  • Price (project):
    £2,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    8.7secs
  • Top speed:
    122.0mph
  • Power:
    122.0bhp
  • Torque:
    105.0lb/ft

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Weight:
    915kgs

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