|Toyota SPRINTER TRUENO GT-APEX (AE86) '83|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 2 (RM)|
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Gran Turismo Sport(Update)
|Type in GT5||Standard|
|Interior in GT6||Simple|
|Max Power||128 BHP|
|Performance Points||359 PP|
|Max Torque||109.9 lb-ft|
|Weight||940 kilograms (2,100 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||7.34 kg (16.2 lb) per horsepower|
The Toyota SPRINTER TRUENO GT-APEX (AE86) '83 is a sporty, top-of-the-line model of the fifth-generation Sprinter, once produced by Toyota. It appears in every main Gran Turismo game to date since Gran Turismo 2 along with its sister car, the Toyota Corolla Levin GT-APEX, barring it's appearance in Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec. Although not initially available in Gran Turismo Sport, it was later introduced as part of Update 1.38, released on April 23, 2019.
The player can select two colors when they buy this car.
- High-Tech Two-Tone
- High-Flash Two-Tone
"The original hatchback 86, whose lack of rigidity was more than forgivable."
Already considered a classic among enthusiasts today, this compact car has become a favorite for drifters and has been featured in movies and comic books. The car has roots stemming from the Corolla/Sprinter, but when they changed the layout to FF (Front engine/Front drive), the sporty versions in the lineup, the Corolla Levin and Sprinter Trueno, remained rear-wheel drive.
The “8-6” (or hachi roku, as it was nicknamed in Japan for its chassis code) developed an immediate following because of its rear-drive layout, light weight, excellent handling and affordable price tag. It came in two shapes: a 3-door hatchback and a 2-door notchback. The main difference between the Levin and Trueno was the front end, where the former featured a horizontal grille and fixed headlights and the latter no grille and retractable headlights.
Providing power was the newly developed 4A-GEU, a 1.6-liter DOHC inline-4. This engine featured some of the day's most advanced technology, including EFI-D, which calculated fuel amount through a pressure sensor, and the T-VIS (Toyota Variable Induction System). This helped the four-cylinder to produce 128 BHP and 109.9 lb-ft of torque.
It revved freely and quickly, and demonstrated excellent throttle response, making the car wonderfully controllable through tricky corners. The suspension, body and engine worked harmoniously together to provide real sports car attributes. It was this performance and personality that made the “8-6” loved by so many.
This car can be bought at the Toyota Used Cars dealership for around 6,500 Credits.
This car can be bought at the 80's Used Car dealerships for 5,375 Credits, though price varies depending on mileage.
This car can be purchased for 15,360 Credits.
As a Standard car, the Toyota SPRINTER TRUENO GT-APEX (AE86) '83 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 12,374 Credits. It is a Level 0 car.
This car can be bought at the Toyota dealership for 15,360 Credits. It has a simple interior.
This car can be purchased in the Toyota section of Brand Central for 25,000 Credits. The car's name is listed as Toyota Sprinter Trueno 3door 1600GT Apex '83 in the Brand Central and the Garage Screen, but as Toyota Sprinter Trueno 1600GT APEX (AE86) '83 in the rest of the game.
- This car is mostly associated with Shuichi Shigeno's anime and manga Initial D due to its primary use of drifting, as well as being the mascot of the Fujiwara Tofu Shop. Thus it's not uncommon for this car to have a sticker of the shop's name on the right door and have Cibié fog lamps and RS Watanabe Eight-Spoke wheels applied, all of which are done in real life to exactly replicate Takumi Fujiwara's car.
- In the Simulation Mode disc of the international versions of Gran Turismo 2, there are some instances where the name of this car appears to be swapped with the Toyota SPRINTER TRUENO GT-APEX (AE86) '85, such as when the player is viewing this car on the Used section of the Toyota Dealership or in the Garage. However, the car's replay nameplate and the car's name in Arcade Mode are not affected by this error.
- Unlike most Simple cars in Gran Turismo 6, this car features working reverse lights. It also has an animation for the pop-up headlights when they are turned on/off, compared to other Simple cars where the pop-up headlights are turned on/off with no animations.
- This car had soon been fully materialized in Gran Turismo Sport. Apart from having a fully functional interior with a digital gauge, it also features a speed chime if the car is going well over 100 km/h. Additionally, the digital speedometer stops at 180 km/h on longer straights and does not increase any further.