Top 13 Images Initial D Ae86 Wallpaper
to one the coolest, most iconic Japanese cars in the history of freaking Japanese cars? Don’t answer that. The answer’s yes, I am. I hope you got your beauty rest Because. because no one sleeps in Tokyo. We’re going Bumper to Bumper on the Toyota AE86. Eurobeat intensifies. Initial D, it’s the Manga.
manga slash anime that inspired a generation of car nerds, myself included. In the same way that TwoLane Blacktop and American Graffiti inspired our dads to get into heavy American iron, Initial D introduced us to the world of glorious Nippon Steel. The show featured pretty much every standout Japanese car you can imagine. Mazda RX7, Nissan GTR, Subaru WRX STI.. STI. But one car stands above the rest, a humble Toyota AE86. Kinda this one. Actually it’s exactly this one. The car’s driven by the protagonist Takumi Fujiwara who uses it to deliver tofu for his dad. Just the show, This. this AE86 has the Fujiwara Tofu. tofu shop On.
on the side. This car is owned by Vincent Chan, and he went to extreme lengths to faithfully recreate Takumi’s Car.. car. And it took a lot more work than you might think. So the Corolla that Takumi drove in the show never really came to America. It was called the Corolla GTS over here. It looked an 86 but it wasn’t Quite. quite Takumi’s. The Corolla GTS we got came with pedestriansafe USspec bumpers. They’re very ugly. We also got some other less powerful versions the Corolla. Corolla SR5. The whole family tree in the US is all very confusing, so Let’s. let’s just move on. This car Started. started life as a bone Stock.
stock SR5. Why not start with a GTS? Well, thanks to drifting, those are very, very, very hard to find in the US, and you gotta pay a ton of money for what is still a 35yearold Toyota. Toyota Corolla. So why not build your Own?. own? DIY Crew. DIY Crew, bambambam. The outside of this car Is. is iconic as frick. To any fan of Initial D, the stark white paint accented with a black stripe and carbon fiber hood is Reminiscent.
reminiscent of the third greatest animal on Earth. You got your buff horse, you got your Zoom Doggy, then you got your panda. But that’s not all Vincent had to do to make this AE86 Takumi’s. Real quick, let’s talk about the Term. term JDM. It just means Japanese Domestic Market. When people talk about JDM parts, what they’re talking about is the Parts. parts that were either Installed.
installed in the factory or Sold. sold only in Japan. Saying something is JDM doesn’t mean it’s better, just that it’s Unique.
unique to Japan. Get it, got it, good. Back to The. the show. Up front are these JDM zanky bumpers. They.
They aren’t all fat the US versions. They look really good. These bumpers and this Trueno grille are worth thousands to collectors. You can get a Miata bumper for a dollar. These yellow lights right down here cut through The