The 1986 Toyota Corolla GT-S (AE86), also referred to as "Hachi-Roku" ("86"), is a sport compact produced by Toyota for the North American market from 1983 to 1987.
The Toyota AE86 was produced alongside a non-pop up headlight variant, the Corolla Levin. The AE86 was also sold in Japan as the Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT Apex, albeit with slightly different specifications.
The Corolla GT-S is based on a light RWD platform and powered by a '4A-GE' entitled DOHC engine with 119bhp.
The AE86's affordability and driving traits made it a popular choice in motorsports and a favourite by car enthusiasts. In 2012, a modern reinterpretation of the AE86 was introduced which was jointly developed by Toyota and Subaru.
Need for Speed: Underground 2
The Corolla GT-S appears in Need for Speed: Underground 2 and is available from the beginning.
Although it is the slowest car with standard performance in the game, the Corolla GT-S is also one of the best handling cars in the game. With upgrades, it can become competitive throughout the career mode. Once fully upgraded, the Corolla will also receive outstanding straight-line performance.
|Unlock||Available from the beginning|
|0 - 60 mph||0 - 100 mph||Top Speed||Torque||Power|
|Stock||8.53 seconds||24.90 seconds||125.0 mph (201 km/h)||95.8 ft-lb||112.1 bhp|
|Fully Upgraded||2.95 seconds||7.56 seconds||213.0 mph (343 km/h)||269.7 ft-lb||428.9 bhp|
Need for Speed: Carbon
It is offered in three downloadable content packs:
- The Toyota Corolla GTS AE86 car pack for the Xbox 360 release
- The Custom Car Bundle 2 for the PC and Xbox 360 releases.
The custom red Corolla GT-S is unlocked for use in Quick Race from the beginning of the game.
Requires a DLC pack
Top Speed 2.9
The custom white Corolla GT-S is unlocked for use in Quick Race from the beginning of the game.
Requires a DLC pack
Top Speed 2.9
Need for Speed: ProStreet
The Corolla GT-S appears in Need for Speed: ProStreet as a tier 1 vehicle with a $16,000 price tag.
Given its light chassis and rear-wheel drive layout, the Corolla GT-S has notable handling characteristics: It responds quickly to steering inputs by the player and rarely loses grip. This makes the GT-S particularly useful in difficult race tracks and drift events as its handling makes long and smooth drifts possible.
The GT-S has moderate acceleration in consequence of a small four-cylinder engine, which delivers a low top speed and underwhelming performance when driving uphill but can be greatly improved with upgrades.
Need for Speed: Nitro
Zarinah, the top racer in Singapore, drives a Corolla GT-S in all the location's Bronze Cup race events except for the Drift Challenge, Time Attack, and Speed Trap events.
Zarinah's Corolla GT-S can be unlocked as a collectable car for use in both Arcade Mode and Career Mode, once all stars are obtained in all Singapore Bronze Cup events.
Need for Speed: Shift
The Corolla GT-S appears in Need for Speed: Shift as a tier 1 car with a 1.50 car rating and can be purchased for $18,000. It is capable of a Works conversion.
Need for Speed: World
The Corolla GT-S is slower than any other tier 1 starter car in terms of power. However, this trait was compensated with a superior handling. it has a good acceleration and handling because of a low weight. Compared to more expensive D class cars, its acceleration might be lacking.
Players might find the Corolla GT-S to be a good choice for swapping their E class vehicle with a D class one. Similar to the Nissan Silvia (S15), it also fares well in higher classes, as long as upgrades are regularly applied. It is less useful in pursuits events due to its small chassis, although lower heat level events can be completed successfully.
|Stock: 277 (D class)||Maximum: 577 (B class)|
The "C-Spec" style is a Best in Class car that costs 5600. It was initially released on December 21, 2012 as a top-up gift, and was later made available in the car dealer on January 27, 2015.
Need for Speed: The Run
The Corolla GT-S appears in Need for Speed: The Run as a Sports class car.
Its inclusion was revealed by the official Need for Speed website on October 22, 2011.
Need for Speed
The Need for Speed Edition Corolla GT-S is unlocked upon the player beating 12 Autolog recommendations.
Top Speed: 170 mph (274 km/h)
0 to 60 Time: 4.4s
BHP: 416 @ 6,100 rpm
Performance: Tier 3
Manufacture Year: 1986
Shift 2: Unleashed
The Corolla GT-S appears in Shift 2: Unleashed as a Retro Road class car with a D 100 performance rating and 1.97 handling rating. The GT-S can be purchased for $5,500 and can have its engine swapped with the 3.0 litre inline-six from the Toyota Supra.
The Corolla GT-S is a well balanced car with particular strengths in handling as it can easily enter and exit corners at a quick pace without losing grip. Due to its lightness, the AE86 will also have significantly improved acceleration with engine upgrades.
The Team Need for Speed Toyota Corolla GT-S is a special Retro GTX class variant that is rewarded to the player upon completing the Retro discipline. It is featured with an A 1510 overall rating and a 2.97 handling rating.
Need for Speed: Edge
The Corolla GT-S 1986 appears in the game files of Need for Speed: Edge.
Top Speed 0
Nitro Capacity 0
- A few cars feature inaccuracies with their portrayal in some games, with many derived from differences between the 1985 pre-facelift model year sold until July 1985 and the 1986 post-facelift model year sold from August 1985:
- In Need for Speed: Underground 2, it has longer side decals and is fitted with "pizza-cutter" wheels, of which are both indicative of the pre-facelift 1985 model year.
- In the Shift series, it is fitted with gold painted "Snowflake" wheels which were only made available with the 1986 Sprinter Trueno Black Limited, a final 400-unit production run of the GT Apex.
- In Need for Speed: The Run, it has longer side decals applied to the 1985 pre-facelift model year.
- In Shift 2: Unleashed, the Works conversion of the car resembles the 1999 JGTC Toyota Sprinter Trueno that was raced in the GT300 category by Kraft.
|Celica||GT-S '03 (T230)|
|Corolla||GT-S '86 (AE86)|
|Land Cruiser||Wagon '79 (J55)|
|MR2||Turbo Rev. 3 '92 (W20)|
|Sprinter||GT Apex '86 (AE86)|
|Supra||'96 (S1) (A80) · '98 (S2) (A80) · RZ-S '02 (S2) (A80) · SZ-R '97 (S2) (A80) · Turbo '94 (S1) (A80) · Turbo '98 (A80) · Turbo Targa '98 (A80)|
|Need for Speed: Underground 2 - Vehicles|
|Cars||Acura RSX* · Audi A3 · Audi TT · Ford Focus · Ford Mustang GT · Honda Civic Si* · Hyundai Tiburon GT · Infiniti G35 · Lexus IS 300 · Mazda MX-5 · Mazda RX-7 · Mazda RX-8 · Mitsubishi 3000GT · Mitsubishi Eclipse · Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII · Nissan 240SX · Nissan 350Z · Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V · Nissan Skyline GT-R · Peugeot 106** · Peugeot 206 · Pontiac GTO · Subaru Impreza WRX · Toyota Celica · Toyota Corolla · Toyota Supra · Vauxhall Corsa 1.8** · Volkswagen Golf GTI|
|SUV||Cadillac Escalade · Hummer H2 · Lincoln Navigator|
|Traffic||Bus · Civil Car · Fire Truck · Hatchback · Minivan · Pickup Truck · SUV · Taxi · Van|
|* NTSC release, ** PAL release|