Toyota GT86 installed an electric motor from Nissan Leaf

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The two-liter “four” has always been the weak point of the Toyota GT86 and Subaru BRZ, but more often car fans changed the engine to a favorite of many Toyota 2JZ fans or the V-shaped “eight” LS series. But Philip Schuster decided to take a different path and installed a unit that has no cylinders at all in place of the broken engine – an electric motor from the 2014 Nissan Leaf.

Toyota GT86 with a factory power plant gained the first “hundred” in 7.6 seconds. The maximum speed is limited at around 233 kilometers per hour. Oddly enough, the transition from ICE to electric traction helped to fix this.

The electric version of the coupe accelerates from zero to 100 kilometers per hour in less than five seconds, but the maximum speed has slightly decreased to 215 kilometers per hour. Video from the first exit from the garage, as well as a detailed story about the construction process, Schuster published on his YouTube channel.

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