Toyota’s AE86 Concept: An Electric Dream, But Only Obtainable Through Lottery Win!

94-HP AE86: The Price to Pay Even After a Lottery Win is $133.

Typically, automakers do not grant the general public access to test drive their prototype vehicles. However, Toyota appears to have a remarkable level of trust in its supporters, as it is allowing a select group of fortunate fans to experience the AE86 BEV Concept through a lottery system in Japan.

Individuals can submit their entries to the raffle between February 13 and February 26. If selected as a winner, you will be required to make a payment of approximately $133 (equivalent to 20,000 yen) in order to experience a three-hour test drive of the AE86 BEV, which was first unveiled at the 2023 Tokyo Auto Salon, in Toyota City.

The precise number of winners Toyota will choose remains undisclosed, however, with 13 vacant time slots for three-hour intervals, it is anticipated that this will be the approximate figure of individuals granted the opportunity to test drive the AE86 BEV.

The AE86 BEV utilizes a motor sourced from the Tundra i-Force Max hybrid pickup, delivering a robust 94 horsepower and an impressive 111 pound-feet of torque. This power is channeled through a six-speed manual transmission to the rear wheels. In contrast, the original 1.6-liter 4A-GEU engine produced 128 horsepower and 110 pound-feet of torque during its initial release.

The source of the battery is the Lexus NX 450h+ PHEV, resulting in a total weight of 2,359 pounds – a considerable amount for an AE86 but remarkably low compared to other electric vehicles. The interior boasts a set of Bride racing seats and steel panels with an eye-catching diamond pattern on the floor. Occupying the space intended for the back seats and storage area, the battery is sourced from Lexus.

Regrettably, the victors are unable to replicate the iconic anime series, Initial D, in the rented AE86 BEV. The regulations of the lottery explicitly forbid reckless activities such as drifting and speeding through winding mountain roads. Furthermore, if any harm is inflicted upon the AE86 BEV, the drivers are responsible for covering all repair costs. Nonetheless, we believe that die-hard Toyota fans will still find the experience meaningful.

Source: Kinto

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