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WHO WILL WIN? WTF86 will roll-race a Formula 1 car! Street car vs ultimate f1 racing machine.

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WHO WILL WIN? WTF86 will roll-race a Formula 1 car! Street car vs ultimate f1 racing machine.

We want your opinion! 🙂

We’re racing an F1 car against a Toyota 86 in a roll race at the Adelaide Motorsport Festival next weekend. Who will win? Give us your feedback!

It’s an unlikely battle, but one that will surely generate a lot of interest and debate: what happens when a Formula One car and a 2012 Toyota 86 go head-to-head?

The answer should be straightforward, but… the Toyota is far from stock.

Yes, it’s the our widebody WTF86, fitted with a 4.1-litre (stroked from 3.8L) twin-turbo Nissan R35 GT-R engine that pumps out more than 1100 horsepower (830kW) at the wheels.

That’s a couple of hundred horses up on its competition – the Footwork Arrows FA15 that was driven to 8th place at the Adelaide Grand Prix in 1994.

Of course, the F1 car is a lot lighter, so the result is really anyone’s guess.

Steering the WTF86 will be V8 Supercar driver Tim Slade, fresh from his victory at the World Time Attack Challenge in Sydney last month. Slade is no stranger to the Footwork either, having driven it in our Race to the City film. Fellow film star Josh Kean will be in the FA15, and both drivers will be determined to claim bragging rights.

The contest will be a roll race, a form of drag race that begins with the two cars driving side by side at low speed before being flagged to start.

Who will win? We have no idea. There’s only one way to find out… See this at 4:45pm on Saturday December 9, at the Adelaide Motorsport Festival.

Statistics at a glance:

1994 Footwork “FA15” F1

Engine: Ford Cosworth DFR 3.5L V8. 620 hp (462 kW at the engine) at 10,750 rpm

Weight: ~515kg (dry, without driver)

2012 Toyota 86 “WTF86”

Engine: Nissan R35 GTR VR38 stroked to 4.1L. V6TT. Over 1100hp (830 kW at the wheels) at 6,500 rpm, Estimated ~ 1300hp at the engine.

Weight: ~1400kg (without driver)

CarAdvice will have exclusive cameras fitted to the two vehicles, so if the Toyota can get traction down (via some chunky drag radials thanks to Tuner’s Edge), it could make for some interesting racing!

Be sure to check out the Adelaide Motorsport Festival next weekend (December 9th) if you’re local!

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  1. chazmuska

    December 5, 2017 at 3:54 am

    I've been waiting so long for this build! For a while I thought you guys gave up on it. So excited…can't wait to see it run! If the 86 can grip…it'll win!

  2. JAMCastillo1

    December 5, 2017 at 4:50 am


  3. Nic Jolly

    December 5, 2017 at 5:09 am


  4. Nick Szalardi

    December 5, 2017 at 5:14 am

    Would hardly call the footwork the ultimate f1 car.

  5. tangles01

    December 5, 2017 at 8:08 am

    Ulless you need to stop or tun the HP will win out. Unless slade has a stroke… you'l have it in the bag. Love the cats name.

  6. Kyle W

    December 5, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Roll race? 86 has the win…

  7. Barney M8

    December 5, 2017 at 9:00 am

    definitely going to this, hopefully ill see this there

  8. James L

    December 5, 2017 at 9:25 am


    F1 has much much more grip, given right tires;

    turning and in corners F1 has same better grip, balance and capable of taking greater G force.

    Lighter too…

  9. Boosted & Built Garage

    December 5, 2017 at 10:01 am

    86 FTW

  10. Michael Brown

    December 5, 2017 at 10:40 am

    If the F1 was a 2017 model, I would think it would have it in the bag but the 86 is wicked, so we will have to wait and see… Good Luck!

  11. AL mo

    December 5, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    F1 car losing power… Cute… Don't work like that m8.

  12. Nic B

    December 5, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    F1 if they put minimum downforce.

  13. Adam Alvarez

    December 5, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    Where's the video

  14. Ryan Barrimore

    December 5, 2017 at 7:32 pm


  15. Ichigo Kurosaki

    December 5, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    This dude is making 1100hp to the wheels and my 60hp vw polo 6n2's clutch is slipping… like wtf?

  16. FerrariLamborghini24

    December 6, 2017 at 3:10 am

    Street FX can I have the information for the Lambo that is all carbon fiber I want that kit

  17. adrian W

    December 7, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    Your a bell end

  18. Denny

    December 7, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Your car is a piggy you need a huge weight reduction to feel the power upgrades.

  19. Mahir Fredericks

    December 8, 2017 at 6:02 am

    formula1 cars have DRS so they have no drag at high speed

  20. phatrides222000

    December 8, 2017 at 8:59 am

    vid of race?

  21. SerpentXSF

    December 8, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    I am going to say WTF 86, im a glass half full kinda guy..

  22. Kyle Macphee

    December 9, 2017 at 1:07 am

    Anyone else notice the old school evo sitting behind the cobra

  23. 1NZD

    December 9, 2017 at 5:50 am

    Yoda: A sneaky boost increase I sense

  24. Thomas McNamara

    December 10, 2017 at 12:15 am

    2:26 Todd Hazelwood was supposed to Race the 86, in the roll race, but something broke so it was replaced by a Nissan GTR. Tim Slade drove an F1 car, and Josh Kean, Cam Waters + Craig Lowndes also drove old F1 cars.

  25. Craig Davies

    December 11, 2017 at 6:25 am

    Go the 86

  26. Hani Amin Mohammed

    December 11, 2017 at 7:17 am

    The Formula One will win. The Formula 1 has less power but it weighs less and also it has almost no drag. And on top of that sticky all around😊

  27. Ardra Yoesoef

    December 11, 2017 at 9:20 am


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