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Toyota AE86 Trueno

Trueno AE86

Toyota AE86 Levin

Levin AE86

Toyota AE86 Trueno 2door

Trueno 2door AE86

AE86 generation of the Toyota Corolla Levin and Toyota Sprinter Trueno is a small, lightweight coupe introduced by Toyota in 1983 as part of the fifth generation Toyota Corolla lineup. For the purpose of brevity, the insider-chassis code of "AE86" depicts the 1600 cc RWD model from the range. In classic Toyota code, the "A" represents the engine that came in the car (4A series), "E" represents the Corolla, "8" represents the fifth generation (E80 series) and "6" represents the variation within this generation.

The Levin has fixed-headlights, and the Trueno has retractable headlights, both could be hatchback or coupe. The export model name Corolla covers both variations. The AE86 (along with the lower spec 1,452 cubic centimetres (1.452 L) AE85 and 1587 cc SR5 versions) was rear wheel drive (unlike the front wheel drive CE80, EE80 and AE82 models), and is among the last rear-drive cars of its type, at a time when most passenger cars were being switched to front-drive. In 1987, there was a limited edition model of the AE86 called "Black Limited" that served as a send-off model before the AE86 chassis was replaced later that year by the front wheel drive AE92 Corolla/Sprinter range.

In Japan, the AE86 was also known as the Hachi-Roku (ハチロク) Japanese for "eight-six". In Japan, the Sprinter Trueno was exclusive to Toyota Japan dealerships called Toyota Vista Store, while the Corolla Levin was exclusive to Toyota Corolla Store. The word "trueno" is Spanish for thunder, and "levin" is Old English for "lightning".

Trueno GT-Apex

Specs

  • Engine Name: 4A-GEU 16v (later 4A-GEU 20v)
  • Engine Type: L4 DOHC
  • Max power: 125 HP / 6600 rpm (Takumi's AE86 is tuned to around 150 HP at 7500 rpm and later 240 HP at 11,000 rpm. The fake Takumi's AE86 is unmodified)
  • Maximum torque: 230.5 Nm / 6500 rpm
  • Displacement: 1587 cc
  • Drivetrain: FR
  • Aspiration: NA
  • Length: 4205 mm
  • Height: 1335 mm
  • Width: 1625 mm
  • Weight: 940 kg
  • Transmission: 5-speed MT

Levin GT-Apex

Specs

  • Engine Name: 4A-GEU (Later 4A-GZE)
  • Engine Type: L4 DOHC
  • Max power: 125 HP / 7600 rpm (290 HP and later 250 HP for Wataru)
  • Maximum torque: 260.3 Nm / 6000 rpm
  • Displacement: 1587 cc
  • Drivetrain: FR
  • Aspiration: NA (Turbo and later Supercharged for Wataru)
  • Length: 4195 mm
  • Height: 1335 mm
  • Width: 1625 mm
  • Weight: 950 kg
  • Transmission: 5-speed MT

Trueno 2-door GT-Apex

Specs

  • Engine Name: 4A-GEU
  • Engine Type: L4 DOHC
  • Max power: 125 HP / 7600 rpm
  • Max torque: 260.3 Nm / 6000 rpm
  • Displacement: 1587 cc
  • Drivetrain: FR
  • Aspiration: NA
  • Length: 4205 mm
  • Height: 1335 mm
  • Width: 1625 mm
  • Weight: 950 kg
  • Transmission: 5-speed MT

Weakness

In The Last Battle, Ryosuke discovers the weakness of Takumi's Trueno is gone, because he uses very little countersteering as he stabilizes the car in the the final moment of drift. He countersteers right less after a turn-in maneuver.

Trivia

  • Bunta states that AE86 is type of a car that trains a driver.

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