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Toyota SPRINTER TRUENO GT-APEX (AE86) '85
Toyota SPRINTER TRUENO GT-APEX (AE86) '85
Appears in Gran Turismo (RM)
Gran Turismo 2 (RM)
Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
Manufacturer Toyota
Displacement 1587 cc
Drivetrain FR
Aspiration NA
Engine 4A-GEU
Max Power 125 BHP
Max Torque 109.9 lb-ft
Length 4180mm
Width 1625mm
Height 1335mm
Weight 925 kilograms (2,040 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 7.4 kg (16 lb) per horsepower

The Toyota SPRINTER TRUENO GT-APEX (AE86) '85 is a sporty, top-of-the-line model of the fifth-generation Sprinter, once produced by Toyota. It appears in Gran Turismo, Gran Turismo 2 and Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec. In consecutive games, the vehicle was replaced with the Toyota SPRINTER TRUENO GT-APEX (AE86) '83, although in Gran Turismo 2, both the 1983 and 1985 variants are featured.

ColorsEdit

There are three colors available for this vehicle:

  • High-Tech Two-Tone
  • High Metal Two-Tone
  • High Flash Two-Tone

In-game DescriptionEdit

This description is taken from the PAL version of Gran Turismo 2:

In May 1983, as other cars followed the trends and adopted the FF format in its full model change. But the sports model within the Corolla/Sprinter line-up was the sole exception, keeping the FR. This was the Corolla Levin and the Sprinter Trueno. You are familiar with the model name as AE86. This model gained popularity at the time as the final lightweight FR. The two body types offered were a 3-door hatchback and a 2-door notchback coupe. The difference between the two is the front mask, with the Levin using a combination of an orthodox grille and square headlights, and the Trueno using no grille and retractable lights. The loaded engine was a newly developed 1.6-litre 4A-GEU model inline 4-cylinder DOHC. The airflow meter was eliminated to enhance the benefits of the DOHC. Using an EFI-D (which calculates fuel using a pressure sensor) and a T-VIS (Toyota Variable Induction System) on the intake port resulted in producing 130ps / 15.2kgm. The suspension uses MacPherson struts in the front and a lateral rod 4-link/coil rigid axle in the rear. Actually, the engine does not have very much power or torque, and the motor performance is not tremendous, but the smooth acceleration and snappy response add up to an extraordinary drive. The steering and stability limits are not particularly high, but that allows plenty of freedom in position control. The comfortable ride is definitely exclusively an FR experience. The specs would indicate this car to be an ordinary machine, but the sheer fun and exuberance of the drive cannot be described with numbers. That is what makes such a great car.

AcquisitionEdit

GT1Edit

This car can be bought at the Toyota Used Cars Dealership for around 7,000 Credits. A special colored variant of this car is the prize for winning the Hard-Tuned Car Speed Contest. The special colored variant has a chance of 1/2 (50% of probability) to come as a prize car. In addition, this car is available from the start in Arcade Mode, where is classified as a C-Class Car, but only in the NTSC-J version of the game.

GT2Edit

This car can be bought at the Toyota Used Cars Dealership for around 6,000 Credits.

GT3Edit

This car can be bought at the Toyota dealership for 13,550 Credits. It's also won upon completion of the Sunday Cup.

TriviaEdit

  • 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) '83, 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.

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