Initially, we did not plan a meet for this event but several of our 86s and BRZs did manage to show up. Here are some shots of our attendance.
This year’s Tokyo Motor Show featured some really interesting concept cars from Nissan and Honda. The following concepts seem hint that there is still an appeal and interest in an entry level drivers’ car which is something we dearly miss these days. Nissan’s IDx Freeflow sends a strong message with its resemblance to the once reputable Datsun 510; while Honda’s Beat, seems to have grown a bit bigger than its Kei car origins.
For those who missed it, we headed for a special meet and drive in Abu Dhabi on a Friday morning to meet our AUH crew.
Stay tuned for future drives and events as winter is finally here!
Special Thanks to Teo and Massoud for the photos, you can check them out down here:
Before you start complaining about why this is a ridiculous idea and why on earth would they approve a sedan variant while dropping the idea of a convertible version? Well, think about the bright side of having an 86 sedan. Remember the Datsun 510 or the BMW E30 sedans? Well you can think of this 4 door 86 as their modern alternative; a cheap, practical and a simple performance sedan. Plus, the wife is less likely to complain about it, the kids will probably like it and the insurance quote could go lower.
The 86, for the least, still remains loyal to the idea of being a ‘budget’ sports car. Though the price being proposed, initially, could probably be a bit too high but were not certain as we got the info from Australian sources:
First of all, apologies for the limited amount of photos for this event as we were busy having too much fun. We head out as a convoy from Dubai Outlet Mall towards Al Ain on a very hot afternoon. As we reach Al Ain we get greeted by dark clouds, cooler weather, rain fall and finally the guy who made it all possible, Theo, the boss of Adapt Performance.
Following is a great and comprehensive video series explaining the woes and headaches that go into building a supercharged FRS along with a very interesting verdict.
It is worth taking note of the below, if you plan to squeeze more power out of your 86, BRZ or FRS:
When it comes to keeping your engine cool and prolonging the life of your oil & engine; this oil cooler kit can be a consideration for spirited driving on the streets and racing on track, specially here in the UAE.