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The Toyota SPRINTER TRUENO GT-APEX (AE86 Shuichi Shigeno Version) '00 is a tuned car produced by Toyota, loosely based on the Japanese manga and anime Initial D. It appears in every main Gran Turismo game to date since Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec, with the exception of Gran Turismo Sport.

Description[]

"The tuned 86, built to order for the Author of the "Initial D" comic series."

Known in Japan as the "Hachi-Roku" (Eight-Six), the popularity of the AE86 Levin/Trueno platform has not diminished in the more than 25 years since it first appeared. And the Trueno here is of special interest - it is owned by Shuichi Shigeno, the author of "Initial D", a very popular comic book series in Japan in which the AE86 plays a pivotal role.

While chassis rigidity was improved by beefing up some body panels in key areas, the car's overall stock curb weight was reduced by about 100 kg, thanks to installing a carbon composite hood in place of the much heavier stock unit.

The AE86 enjoyed a long and varied tuning history, from carburetor conversions to superchargers to turbo kits. The method chosen for our car is perhaps the most common of AE86 upgrades: conversion to a 4-barrel throttle body. Further upgrades like high-compression pistons and a high-lift camshaft helped bring out the famous engine's character even more, imparting it with an exciting power curve where engine response felt sharp and the torque delivered generously with increasing revs.

A powerful MoTeC engine control unit was utilized for superior control, enabling the engine to attain a 207 HP maximum output, which is very close to the physical limits under normally aspirated tune. The exhaust system made use of an HKS manifold and Trust muffler to extract the most performance from the engine...plus it sounded really nice.

Used Cars Dealership[]

I'm sure you know the Japanese manga called "Initial D" If not, you might want to check out the anime series, The Automotive star of the show was the Toyota AE86, and this exposure increased the car's popularity tenfold, Initial D creator, Shuichi Shigeno, was a big fan of the car and wanted the main character, Takumi Fujiwara, to own one, The manga was first published in 1995 and an anime series soon followed, reaching a huge global audience.

Acquisition[]

GT3[]

The car can be won as a prize for the FR Challenge in Amateur League. It is only awarded once and is not available for purchase, so, if the player has sold the car from his/her garage, the only way to re-obtain the car is to trade cars with a memory card that has it on its game data.

GT4[]

The car was registered as a Year 2000 car, so it is available in the Used Car Showroom II (Late 90's Used Cars) section, but the availability and price of the car is not fixed. The best way to get it is to check by the showroom every time. It costs around 27,000 Credits. Usually found after the 400 days mark.

GTPSP[]

This car can be purchased for 52,500 Credits.

GT5[]

As a Standard car, the Toyota SPRINTER TRUENO GT-APEX (AE86 Shuichi Shigeno Version) '00 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 52,173 Credits. It is a Level 7 car.

GT6[]

This car can be bought in the Toyota Dealership for 52,500 Credits. It has a simple interior.

GT7[]

This car can occasionally be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for around 99,000 Credits.

Trivia[]

The interior of the Toyota SPRINTER TRUENO GT-APEX (AE86 Shuichi Shigeno Version) '00 in Gran Turismo 7, which has a far different interior than with the original AE86 models, the most notable difference being the Momo steering wheel.

  • In GT6, along with the Toyota SPRINTER TRUENO GT-APEX (AE86) '83 and the Toyota COROLLA LEVIN GT-APEX (AE86) '83, the Toyota SPRINTER TRUENO GT-APEX (AE86 Shuichi Shigeno Version) '00 has a very detailed chassis, although there is no interior. It is one of the called "semi-premium" by the GT Community.
    • This occurs because the body shape for the regular and this Sprinter Trueno are identical and thus easy adaptable for quick conversion during development.
      • Returning to Gran Turismo 7, this car finally had its updated model and a fully-functioning interior unlike its past appearances.
  • Shuichi Shigeno, the creator of Initial D, actually owned this car in real-life alongside a Steel Blue Mica Subaru Impreza WRX STi coupe, hence the name "Shuichi Shigeno Version".
  • While the regular Trueno uses the "SPRINTER 3door" plate in GT7, the Shigeno Version still uses the "Sprinter" plate as used in previous games.
  • In GT7, the car's widebody is based on the TRD N2 body kit. Additionally, Cibie foglights can be installed from GT Auto to better resemble Takumi Fujiwara's car as it appears in Initial D.

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