FULL THROTTLE: Papa-chan’s 10,000rpm AE86 drifterJanuary 28, 2009 12:30 am
Remember these shots of Tomonori Akai’s car at the MSC invitational competition at Odaiba? You can thank him for the fact you’re seeing these photos today. He has been bugging me constantly on Mixi (a Japanese Myspace/Facebook) and in person all day yesterday at Tsukuba Circuit, wanting to see the shots I took of his car a couple of weeks ago. So then, here they are.
I had to roll two SSR Mark II’s over a hundred meters so I could stack them up, stand on them and reach over the fence to take this shot. That’s how much I love you guys.
Car: 1985 Toyota Sprinter Trueno
Engine: 1600cc 4A-G 20V Blacktop
Engine work: SP-TEC intake funnel, In 304/Ex 288 Toda camshafts, Toda valvesprings, AE101 conrods, Toda 82φ forged pistons, NNC’s Takumi’s SPL exhaust manifold, Run Free muffler
Cooling: Trust 22-row oil cooler, Koyo radiator, custom radiator water spray system
Ignition: SP-TEC distributor relocation, FREEDOM computer
Transmission: T50 gearbox with KDX gearset, 4.3 or 4.5 final gear
Suspension: Triax Technical Koni-based custom dampers, TRD lower arms, custom control arms, custom lateral rod, Cusco caster rods, Muscle Bear SPL knuckles
Brakes: Normal with Endless pads
Wheels: Work Meister S1 15x9J -25 offset
Tires: Toyo R1R or Advan Neova front, Advan Neova rear
Body: Muscle Bear one-off front strut top tower bar, gusset welded and pop-riveted, seven-point rollcage
Exterior: K & L JAPAN GOOD LINE front aero, bonnet and bumper canard, RUN FREE front fender, unknown side skirts, RUN FREE rear hatch, Mercury rear carbon diffuser, polycarbonate windows, EC Works mirrors
Interior: Omori tacho, water temperature, oil temperature, oil pressure gauges, one-off laser-cut meter panel (Tomo’s day-job is running a million-dollar industrial laser-cutting machine), KTS steering wheel, quick-release hub, Recaro SP-G seat, Juran seat rail, Sabelt harness
Categorised in: Feature Cars 車の取材
This post was written by Alexi
Nice article as always !!
Great info, I was always into this car.
Dang, that’s hot.
You wouldn’t happen to want to turn at least one of those into a wallpaper wouldcha? 🙂
Keep up the good work man!
I want to move to Japan…..that is all
i love this car
color is so nice
“I had to roll two SSR Mark II’s over a hundred meters so I could stack them up, stand on them and reach over the fence to take this shot. That’s how much I love you guys.”
Thanks Alexi, We love you too 😀
my gawd……. thats amazing! Nice coverage dude.
Yah, That shot of the full drift was totally worth it.
sweet shots alexi that first one will make a awesome wallpaper 😉
good to no wat hes done to the rear bar too wonder how hard it would be to fit it to a s12
love it love it love it!
and wow man, got oil cooler much??
Wow Alexi these photos for some reason look great, its really making me think about selling my JZX and buy a Hachi in hope of trying to drift in the future for maybe a little less money…..
Sweet feature car.
So what type of camera do you use ?
Some damn awesome shots there, good work!
car is awesome. totally digging it. nice shots. i enjoy the pose staring into the sky
Nice lighting dude, favourite is the leaning, staring into sky shot.
That car is brilliant.
Awesome job as always, its not healthy how much I love your blog.
3rd pic as high res wallpaper please 😀
shit hot car…love the mercury diffuser
god dammm!!!!!! simply amazing.. no words
so awesome man.
savage trueno i have a 20v trueno myself but that is to die for
11000 rpm according to the man himself!
This guy was a champ.
Very nice! big ass oil cooler
I am running a 4AGE 20V BT but count not reach 6000 rpm. 11000 unbelieveable.!!! great work.
This sexy beast is turbo now right?
@RASHED ur bt must have a problem cuz a stock bt redlines at 8.8k 0.o
Awesome work man
I love the diffuser.. I need to try to find one of those!! And i love the car..
Good to see that there are more then a few amazing AE86s out there as models for people.
the classic initial d pose leaning against the car. Love it. beautiful engine bay
there’s a lot of things to love here, but most of all i love the diffuser 🙂
If it wasn’t blue I would of said he had two radiators. that oil cooler is MAASSSSIIIIIVVVEEEE!!!!