7th, 8th December 2019



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. It's the StreetFX insane widebody WTF86, fitted with a twin-turbo Nissan GTR engine that pumps out more than 1000 horsepower 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 - but the F1 car is a lot lighter, so the result is anyone's guess.

Steering the WTF86 will be 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 9th December

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