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Toyota UK pays tribute to 'Initial D' comic series with the 86

By Faiming_low on 01 Jul 2016

Attached Image Toyota's 1980's AE86 became a legendary icon among driving enthusiasts thanks to its affordability and great drive. We are sure the Japanese comic by Suichi Shigeno, Initial D, helped too...

Attached Image To pay tribute to the successful comic series which has since spawn a few movies and gained many fans, Toyota U.K. has created the GT86 Initial D Concept. The new age 86 borrows its livery directly from Takumi's 'panda-coloured' AE86 coupe. For those now familiar with Initial D, it is the story of Takumi Fujiwara, a teenager who drives a modified AE86 everyday to make deliveries for his father's tofu shop. After many years of doing so, he unknowingly honed his driving skills.

Attached Image As for the 86 that is set to appear at motoring events around Britain soon, it receives a few upgrades including RS Watanabe alloy wheels, a TRD suspension, Fujitsubo exhaust, Cusco strut brace, carbon fibre hood, yellow fog lights, mud flaps and carbon door handles. Of course, the all-important Fujiwara Tofu Shop decal has to be on the car too.

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Since young, Fai Ming has always centered his life around cars. In fact his first word was 'car' and not 'mum' or 'dad'. Aren't kids cute?



 
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