Remembering Japanese cars from the past

Perfect Initial D Sprinter Trueno AE86 replica

Impulse just finished their Sprinter Trueno rebuild and took a picture of it in front of the Akashi Kaikyo bridge (over the Seto Inland Sea):
Perfect Initial D Sprinter Trueno AE86 replica
Perfect Initial D Sprinter Trueno AE86 replica in front of the Akashi Kaikyo bridge

To me it looks like it is the perfect Initial D AE86 replica: it is a 1983 model, it is perfectly painted in panda white/black, it got a set of black Wantanabes, it got the yellow PIAA foglights and it looks like it just rolled out of the factory! What more do you need to make it a perfect replica? (A Fujiwara-tofu sticker? ;) )

I wonder what they will ask for this rebuild when they are selling it through Goo-net? :o


  1. Shigeno

    Hello, Nice 86! I am currently working on a Trueno. I’d like to replicate the car just like yours. Do you mind if you can share detailed photos of your car? and maybe you also have the Trueno logo for the trunk (hatch) and GT Apex? lastly, a Fujiwara tofu shop logo/text.

    Hope I’m not asking too much… The car is almost done on its primer coating stage. in about 2 days we will be starting to coat panda white and black. I like the version that you did… before they replaced the engine and installed a CF hood on the 86.

    Again Nice car! Hope to hear from you really soon!

    PS: So they actually used a PIAA foglamps huh? cool!

  2. banpei

    I wish the car was mine… ;)
    The car is created by Impulse as a showcase of what they can do with their workshop…
    The PIAA foglights are a lot more common in Japan since it is a Japanese company after all. I think it is not a problem to find a set in the US since they have a PIAA USA company as well. Outside those two countries the PIAA stuff is a bit harder to get by…

    About the stickers: well, we do sell some Trueno and Apex Twin cam 16 replica stickers in the AEU86 shop:
    Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86 replica stickers
    There is currently a new batch being manufactured, so most of them will be available again soon!

  3. replica watches

    well,very nice car…how can be made a replica car????? thats new to me lol

  4. Anonymous

    very nice!

  5. Anonymous

    Well.. Takumi’s Trueno is ’85.

  6. Anonymous

    DUMBASS. Takumi’s Trueno is an 86. thus the anime calls it “HachiRoku” meaning 86.. 85 is his friend’s car the “Hachi-Go”

    • anon

      actually your the “dumbass” the hachiroku reffers the the cars model, ae86 not the year, the hachiroku was made from 1983-1988 and the ae85 is the hachigo, the year of the car is not mentioned in initial d and this is an amazing remake of the car, so to op, nice eight six, wish i owned it.

  7. banpei

    I think he/she referred to the fact that the car is a ’85 model. The quote before the 85 meaning it is a 1985 model. ;)

  8. Anonymous

    Amazing. I have this truck a gmc truck. can i just do the same, like convert all it’s gmc truck parts into trueno haha! :). I was an initial D fan when back at school days aaand it was amazing having an exact replica of the car. :)

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