Testing the Toyota Chaser from The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift

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Tokyo Drift Test: Chaser

Fast and Furious 3: Chaser

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in the 1990s, the Chaser was Toyota’s attempt to build a sedan as quick as it was comfortable; sort of a Japanese-market BMW M5. To boil it down, the Chaser is basically a four-door version of the Supra Turbo and in its substance a similar all-independently unibody chassis and the same 2.5-liter single-turbocharged DOHC straight-six installed in the Japanese-market-version of the SC 300 coupe. It’s a car America have loved if Toyota had it here.

The Toyota Chaser used in The and the Furious: Tokyo Drift is a model that’s little from stock except for the rear wing attached to its lid, the paint, and the Volk GT-V wheels, 18-by-8 up front and 18-by-9 inches in inside Toyo Proxes front and 245/40R18 rear There’s a five-speed manual aboard and the interior is filled familiar ’90s-era Toyota and controls.

With so little changed stock, that this big remained comfortable and accommodating is no There may have been deterioration in ride quality the fitment of the big wheels and tires, but the Chaser was never sold in the we don’t have a baseline which to compare it. It’s to say that this drift car ready to drive cross-country five aboard.

Not surprisingly, it was easygoing in its performance as Using no exotic launch or even thinking much, the Drift Chaser galloped to 60 mph in 6.1 and ran through the quarter-mile traps in seconds at 100.9 mph. that, the engine behaved and there’s a seamless stream of from just off idle all the way to the

Despite its lack of a hard the Toyota Chaser is a spectacular machine. Using its generous production to good advantage, Millen made dozens of arcs around a cluster of we had gathered to photographic effect. the Chaser’s thick mass, it hang its tail out with and use its generous steering angle to the drama.

No wonder the Chaser is so popular in drifting competitions.

Other drift cars The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo were faster, but no other one did so things as well as this stock Toyota Chaser.

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