Nitto Auto Enthusiast Day 2017: The GT86 is Still the Favored Tuner Car
Lest you forget: GT86 is the ultimate, inexpensive blank canvas for modifiers.
Angel Stadium was packed this past weekend. No, not for the sportsball tournament, but instead for something much more important: cars! Nitto Tire has again returned to Angel Stadium as the title sponsor for the fourth annual Auto Enthusiast Day. The event is a mesh of show cars, race cars, trucks and drifting, showcasing all corners of car culture.
Of course, when it comes to tuner cars, few new models have had quite the impact in the past few years as the GT86. Naturally, many examples were in attendance, ranging from mild to wild.
Starting with the mild was this 2017 GT86 at the Rays Wheels booth. Most known for their Volk Racing and Gram Lights brands, Rays is one of the finest Japanese-made wheel brands around. Any car enthusiast would be stoked to rock a set of TE37 wheels on their ride. This 2017 86 was a subtle nod to the tuner culture, with a mild aero package all around and Gram Lights 57CR wheels wrapped in track day rubber.
Following that was the flip from mild to wild. We have featured this car before on ScionLife in a previous iteration. This track-driven show car seems to get more bonkers each time we see it.
With more than enough power, courtesy of a boosted FA20 engine making 315 wheel horsepower, this FR-S is equal measures show and go. Though, it seems to have been given a suspension upgrade since we’ve last seen it. The Kryptics Vinyls FR-S now appears to be rolling on Moton suspension.
Naturally, there was a lot more action than that happening. Check out the video above to see the madness in motion.