HISTORY BEHIND THE DESIGN
The AE86 series of the Toyota Corolla Levin and Toyota Sprinter Trueno are small, front-engine/rear-drive models within the fifth generation Corolla range. Lending themselves to racing, the cars were light, affordable, easily modifiable and combined a five-speed manual transmission, optional limited slip differential, MacPherson strut front suspension, high revving (7800 rpm), twin-cam engine with oil cooler (e.g., in the US), near 50/50 front/rear weight balance, and importantly, a front-engine/rear-drive layout — at a time when this configuration was waning industry-wide. Widely popular for Showroom Stock, Group A, and Group N, Rally and Club racing, the cars’ inherent qualities also earned the AE86 an early and enduring international prominence in the motorsport discipline of drifting. The AE86 was featured centrally in the popular, long-running Japanese manga and anime series titled Initial D.
THE FLASHY 80’S STYLE
Bright neon colours, compact cassettes, VHS. Just a few things that belong to the eighties tag. Our number-one series “Eighties Sunset” combines visual appeal of synthwave inspired aesthetic with remarkable interior designs of the golden era automotive world. Unsurpassed amount of detail and period-defining colorimetry creates incurable nostalgia with its own identity. I In the artwork you can see very detailed cluster, radio and cassette player and many more details that we took our time to do.
THE FINAL PRODUCT
All of our designs are vector-based, because we seek to achieve best overall quality. Petrol Passion is trying to only use eco-friendly materials when producing and shipping products around the world – each reuse of a material significantly reduces its carbon footprint. We have done it without any cost to your experience – every customer gets personalized gift packaging and note. Not just design, but sustainability. Our brand uses only high quality 310gsm archival paper for artworks. Your print will be safely packaged in a tube to ensure safe delivery. You can get “Eighties Sunset” artworks in A3 (29,7 x 42 cm) size.