Drift King Keiichi Tsuchiya and the Toyota GT86

Our video of legendary driver ‘Drift King’ Keiichi Tsuchiya shows off the capabilities of the Toyota GT86 in our Barrel Drift competition.

But we weren’t the only ones to meet Tsuchiya when he visited the UK – CAR Magazine caught up with him to find out all about his motoring CV, and get some tips from the master on how to drift. They also placed the Toyota GT86 alongside the classic Toyota Corolla AE86.

CAR magazine Toyota GT86 / Tsuchiya feature

If you want to read the full article, the August issue of CAR magazine is out now.

In the meantime, take a look at this fantastic set of images shot by photographer Paddy McGrath during CAR magazine’s time with the Drift King.

Keiichi Tsuchiya and the Toyota GT86
Toyota GT86 and Toyota Corolla AE86
Toyota GT86 drift
Toyota Corolla AE86 and Toyota GT86
Keiichi Tsuchiya driving Toyota Corolla AE86
Toyota GT86 tyre after drifting
Toyota GT86 tyres after drifting

Find out more about the Toyota GT86 here.


The class report for Toyota’s 2012 Drift School is finally in! Through our recent competition, we selected a group of enthusiastic Toyota GT86 fans and showed them how to drift the new sports coupe like ‘Drift King’ Keiichi Tsuchiya.


  1. Hi I now own the white AE86 used in this feature and I was just wondering if there was any more photos you might have of the car, and also any information you have on the car would be great, as im interested to know 🙂 thanks

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