The Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-APEX AE86 Coupe is the 2door variant of the Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86. It is also known by its chassis code "AE86" or simply as the Eight-Six (Hachi-Roku), both of which also apply to other AE86 models.
Information[edit | edit source]
The Toyota Sprinter line of cars are a variant of the Toyota Corolla line, and were aimed to be sportier than the Corolla line. The Sprinter Trueno was the Sprinter model of the fifth generation Corolla range, identified by their chassis code AE86. Sprinter Trueno AE86s were available as a 2door notchback coupe or as a 3door hatchback, something that also applies to the Corolla Levin AE86 as well as both Sprinter Trueno and Corolla Levin AE85s.
The name Trueno comes from the Spanish word for thunder. The Trueno featured retractable "pop up" headlights, unlike its Levin sibling which featured fixed headlights. The Eight-Six line came installed with a 4A-GE engine. The Trueno had a external facelift in 1985, with pre-facelift models being known as Zenki (early period) and post-facelift models being known as Kouki (latter period).
The 2door Trueno was preferred for rally over its hatchback sibling.
Notable Users[edit | edit source]
- Mrs. Inui is the owner of a 1986 Kouki Trueno, which she uses as her daily vehicle for her commute to work. This car is also used by her son, Shinji Inui, during his races as part of Sidewinder. This is somehow similar to the background between Takumi and Bunta Fujiwara, as the latter was the former owner of the 3Door variant.
- In Final Stage, a 2Door Trueno is shown rallying while the competitive difference between the 3Door and 2Door models of the Trueno is explained by a group of spectators watching the final race between Takumi and Shinji.
Colours[edit | edit source]
The Trueno comes in three colours:
- High-Tech Two Tone (White and Black)
- High-Flash Two Tone (Red and Black)
- High-Metal Two Tone (Silver and Black)
Arcade Stage[edit | edit source]
The Arcade Stages offer several colours that the player can choose from:
- High-Tech Two Tone
- High-Flash Two Tone
- High-Metal Two Tone
- Black (Arcade Stage 7 AAX & 8, Initial D.net exclusive)
- Blue (Arcade Stage 7 AAX & 8, Initial D.net exclusive)
- Orange (Arcade Stage 7 AAX & 8, Initial D.net exclusive)
- Pink (Arcade Stage 7 AAX & 8, Initial D.net exclusive)
- Red (Arcade Stage 7 AAX & 8, Initial D.net exclusive)
- White (Arcade Stage 7 AAX & 8, Initial D.net exclusive)
- Yellow (Arcade Stage 7 AAX & 8, Initial D.net exclusive)
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Arcade Stage Tuning[edit | edit source]
Cars can be upgraded with different parts, both internal and external, to make the car perform better.
Arcade Stage 7 AAX, 8 Infinity, & Zero[edit | edit source]
All upgrades are the same throughout each of the games, with only their costs differing. These costs are listed as (7AAX/8∞/Zero)
|Spec 1||Spec 2||Spec 3||Spec 4||Spec 5|
|Step 2||Tower Bar
Performance Suspension (1000/
Stabilizer Bar (1500/
|Weight Reduction Level 2 (?/2000/?)|
|Step 3||Racing Brake Pads
|Step 5||Air Filter
|Racing Spark Plugs
|Large Capacity Radiator (?/2400/?)|
|Step 6||N/A||N/A||Rear Ladder
|Step 7||High Lift
|Step 8||N/A||Reinforced Suspension
|High Diameter Brake Disc (?/3000/?)|
|Step 10||Bolt-On Turbo
or Super Charger
Aero Parts[edit | edit source]
Muffler/Wheels/etc.[edit | edit source]
Game Appearances (Stock)[edit | edit source]
The car's appearances as a vehicle chosen by the player.
|Initial D Games|
|Koudou Saisoku Densetsu:||Absent||Arcade Stage 4:||Absent|
|Initial D:||Absent||Extreme Stage:||Absent|
|Arcade Stage:||Absent||Arcade Stage 5:||Absent|
|Another Stage:||Absent||Arcade Stage 6 AA:||Absent|
|Arcade Stage 2:||Absent||Arcade Stage 7 AAX:||Appears|
|Special Stage:||Absent||Arcade Stage 8 Infinity:||Appears|
|Mountain Vengeance:||Absent||Perfect Shift Online:||Absent|
|Arcade Stage 3:||Absent||Arcade Stage Zero:||Appears|