ENEOS “We Love Cars” Series One: Toyota 86
It’s no secret that ENEOS loves cars. After all, we have the expertise to engineer high-quality performance lubricants, utilizing advanced additive and base oil technology, to provide vehicles with optimal protection against wear, even under the most extreme conditions, while also reducing friction for superior performance and fuel savings.
In our “We Love Cars” series, we examine some of our favorite cars for two weeks on social media, showcasing some of the world’s best modified examples, while sharing industry knowledge with tips about buying, modifying, sometimes restoring. Overall, we want to share how much fun you can have with a particular platform. Of course, we also want to see which of our followers have the best modified versions, and encourage you to share them with us by posting to social media with the hashtag #ShowYourENEOS; our favorites receive a little prize as a bonus!
We kicked things off with the Toyota 86, the homage to the iconic AE86 Corolla — the sporty RWD compact car that made us fall in love with drifting. The modern 86 (formerly Scion FR-S) takes the spirit of the Hachiroku to the next level by adding a high fun factor, and is a blank canvas for enthusiasts to get creative with well chosen modifications. It’s a car that benefits from the use of ENEOS high-quality performance lubricants because they are developed with and used by the majority of Japanese vehicle manufacturers.
Here are a few highlights from our 86 Edition of “We Love Cars” series:
Ready for the next-gen 86? Motor Trend takes a sneak peek of the GR 86, predicting what to expect from a performance and aesthetics standpoint: https://www.motortrend.com/news/2022-toyota-gr-86-everything-we-know/
ENEOS ambassador Dai Yoshihara attacked the world’s greatest hill climb — Pikes Peak — with a vengeance in 2020, seeking redemption for a DNF the year prior. He wound up claiming the Unlimited class victory in the Evasive Motorsports / Turn 14 Distribution / ENEOS 86, showing the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb who’s boss. https://www.eneos.us/blog/yoshihara-wins-2020-pikes-peak-unlimited-class/
If you’re going to build the ultimate 86 with the best parts available, take the extra step to protect your investment with high-quality ENEOS performance lubricants. http://www.superstreetonline.com/features/1803-2013-scion-fr-s-first-in-line/
To break Time Attack records you need to build the right machine. And it’s imperative to use a proper synthetic motor oil, like ENEOS, that’s designed to handle extreme racing conditions.
Are you up to speed with all things 86? Donut Media will get you there in no time! Watch the video above.
The 2020 Formula DRIFT season was a rollercoaster of emotions, and throughout the highs and lows, ENEOS was there to ensure maximum protection and deliver high-performance to Dai during competition. Revisit Dai’s weekend at the House of Drift above.
CAR BUYING/MODIFICATION TIPS:
When it comes to the 86, there are lots of varieties to choose from, like the original Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ, and all the special editions. Driving Line breaks each one down and highlights the features to look for when purchasing yours. https://www.drivingline.com/articles/rear-wheel-drive-fun-the-used-scion-fr-s-toyota-86-subaru-brz-buyers-guide/
What are the Top 5 modifications you should consider for your 86? Here’s what Vivid Racing recommends: https://www.vividracing.com/blog/top-5-best-mods-for-brz-fr-s-86/
And drum roll, please…
Our Toyota 86 #ShowYourENEOS winner is Steven Nakamura: his red 86 is simply perfect. Super-slammed, Rocket Bunny kit and aggressive 15” Work Equip 04s are just the kind of thing we love to see on the streets. Follow him on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stvnnakamura/
Follow along with the rest of the ENEOS “We Love Cars” Series on all our social channels:
To find out more about ENEOS products recommended for Toyota vehicles, please view our Toyota product page: https://www.eneos.us/toyota/