This is part of our series of articles published leading up to and during Toyota’s #Festivalof86!
Aasbo x Yates Interview
Fredric Aasbo’s NASCAR-powered Toyota 86 Drifter
Beau Yates’ Turbo Toyota 86 Drifter
#Festivalof86 Event Coverage
#Festivalof86 – Dave Vella’s 270kw 86

Once again courtesy of Toyota Australia, I had a chance to take a few photos of Fredric and Beau’s cars after our interview next to the pit garages on the South Circuit. The space was OK, but I spotted an empty grassy hill that worked WAY better for some different images. Here is the result.

Aasbo x Yates

Aasbo x Yates

Aasbo x Yates

Aasbo x Yates

Aasbo x Yates

The heart of the car is an ex-NASCAR V8…

Aasbo x Yates

Aasbo x Yates

Which necessitates the giant intake on the bonnet.

Aasbo x Yates

Aasbo x Yates

Aasbo x Yates

One thing that really stuck out to me was how incredibly wide the front track is.

Aasbo x Yates

Interior is all business, but very very neatly done.

Aasbo x Yates

Aasbo x Yates

Check out the hydraulic handbrake setup.

Aasbo x Yates

Insanely cool RS-R seats.

Aasbo x Yates

Enkei and Project Mu sit under Rocket Bunny arches.

Aasbo x Yates

Aasbo x Yates

The rear-mounted radiator and fan setup keeps the car at a stable temperature, despite being a seemingly strange place to put it.. But whatever works!

Aasbo x Yates

Aasbo x Yates

Aasbo x Yates

I even got a chance to jump in the car with Fredric and go for a short drive up the hill… I’ve been in a few race cars, but this motor… It just sounded so angry!

Aasbo x Yates

Aasbo x Yates

Aasbo x Yates

Aasbo x Yates

Aasbo x Yates

Which I guess matches the looks of it.

Aasbo x Yates

Aasbo x Yates

Aasbo x Yates

Thanks for the opportunity Fredric!

Aasbo x Yates

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