2012 will be an interesting year for Toyota in the drifting world. With the emergence of the new GT86 model, its RWD drivetrain will surely rock many major drift events of 2012. Here’s one we found at Japan during Toyota’s special drift demonstration event in which the new GT86 made its debut and was shown drifting side by side with the predecessor, the AE86. The car is expected to debut in D1 championship in Japan this year.

Also we found that HKS, renowned tuner from Japan, has also decided to join the fray with many tuners on tuning up he GT86 and caught drifting in this event. For the past few years the tuner scene in Japan is not as vibrant compared to 10 years ago, and then GT86 has bought back life to these tuners. Hopefully other Japanese marques will create more interesting models for these tuners in the coming years. Videos of the GT86 in drifting action as below.

More interestingly, a Lexus LFA roadster was found drifting on that same event. So could it be the roadster edition coming for the Lexus LFA? Seriously, it does look good!

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