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We Are Likewise Toyota 86

FULL METAL ALCHEMY

 

How do you stand out from the crowd in a saturated model designation? Just take notes from We Are Likewise and their 2JZ swapped Toyota 86.

Built upon an edgy, playful nature, and an offering of beautifully crafted and thoughtfully curated products, We Are Likewise have made a name for themselves in the scene; with a brand that really does stand out from the crowd. They have injected their identity and ethos into this car – resultant in a flagship build that mixes aggression, precision and a long list of highly sought after parts.

Sourcing only the best; quick exterior standouts include an Aimgain x StanceNation widebody kit (the first to land in Australia) and carbon goodies such as a VARIS bonnet and Craft Square side mirrors.

 

VARIS Bonnet
Rays Volk Racing TE37V Wheels
Aimgain x StanceNation Bodykit
Craft Square Side Mirrors
326 Power Coilovers and Brakes
Garrett GTX3076 Turbos
2JZGTE
Hypertune Plenum
Hypertune Radiator
Haltech ECU

Powered By A Twin Turbo 2JZGTE

 

Whilst the 86 definitely looks the part, it wasn’t built all for show. We Are Likewise directors Ben and Jordan have outfitted it with a 900HP capabale (tuned for 500hp) 2JZGTE and twin Garrett GTX3076 turbos.

Notably, the car also features an extensive list of 326 Power parts. Suspension, braking and all standard arms were switched out with parts from the 326 catalogue.

Other JDM goodies include TE37V wheels, Craft Square side mirrors and Bride Zeta 3 seats.

 

A DETAILED LOOK:

WE ARE LIKEWISE 86

Behind The Brand

A New Generation Of Brand Hype

 

Creating a love-brand that successfully operates as a business is no easy task. A genuine desire to make interesting, functional and beautiful products has seen We Are Likewise achieve great success in their relatively short existence.

Staying true to themselves and the mission they set out from the beginning, they’ve grown to fame by straying away from the norm and by being different, quirky, sometimes vulgar, and always cheeky.

Specialising in gear shifters, extensions and accessories, the brand remains consistently fresh, their communications are quirky and their products represent quality. One look at their Instagram account and you’ll see what we mean.

 

WATCH SHORT FEATURE:

LIKEWISE 86

Our latest feature car needs next to no introduction. Heralding as a promotional car for the Aussie famed brand; We Are Likewise, this Toyota 86 is powered by a 2JZ that is capable of 900HP.

Behind The Scenes

Creative Process

 

For this feature, we tapped young filmmaker Josh from dated for motions and our very own 2J Josh for stills.

Dated breathes new life into our features by visualising experiences from a passionate automotive perspective backed with a cinematography background.

Shot at dusk in Sydney, Australia; the car was specially unloaded for our creative team to capture during an interstate trade visit by the We Are Likewise team.

 

Car IG: @likewisegarage
Brand IG: @wearelikewise
Car IG: @likewisegarage
Brand IG: @wearelikewise

Our New-Age Feature Format Is Launching

 

We’ve heard your requests and are making our features longer, more frequent and interactive with web experiences like this one.

Stay tuned, new format features are launching throughout 2020 and this is a sample of what you can expect.

We’d love to hear your feedback, so if you have any notes or requests, please send your fan mail to info@the-lowdown.com.

In the meantime, enjoy behind the scenes visuals below.

 

BEHIND THE SCENES

WITH OUR CREATIVES