BMW S85 V10 Swapped GT86 at World Time Attack Challenge 2017
Australian car enthusiasts love time attack, and they love fast Toyota 86s.
World Time Attack Challenge brings some of the nuttiest people and cars from around the world together in Australia to see who is the bravest, and fastest of them all. However, you don’t have to look too far, because it seems the Australians have a strong hold on what it takes to go fast. This is especially true when it comes to the Toyota 86. Australia has the T86RS, a spec 86 racing series, that is epic to behold. There are also a lot of wacky engine swapped 86s running around down under, like this one, with an R35 GT-R engine swap.
The car in the video above marches to the beat of the same drum. It’s wild, it’s fast, and we want to drive it. This Toyota 86 has an engine swap, that is near and dear to our hearts, the glorious BMW S85 V10. The S85 was the 5.0L V10 engine used in the E60 generation BMW M5 and E63 BMW M6. In stock form, it produces 505 horsepower, and screams to 8,250 RPM. It is one of the most exotic sounding production engines of all time. The signature deep resonated exhaust wail and hard-edged metallic induction sound cannot be missed.
A 6-speed manual transmission from a previous-generation E90 M3 was sourced for this swap. And though it’s not specified, the rear diff uses Tomei 1.5 limited-slip diff unit inside it. For racing-use the S85 has been converted to a dry sump oiling system, and it runs on E85 ethanol fuel. The engine and electrical systems are controlled via a MoTeC M150 ECU. Power output is rated at 520 horsepower, and the whole thing was completed in just 72 days.