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Get To Know The Workhorse Of The Initial D Team, Project D!

Jun 11, 2021

It wouldn’t be an understatement to say that Initial D propelled the car scene to a whole new level. Initial D tells the story of Takumi Fujiwara in which he delivers tofu to the hotel and races another racer on the mountain. After conquering his home turf, Takumi asked to join his rival and make a team to conquer another mountain. The team is called Project D. Project D pushes the driver and the machine to the limit to conquer other mountains. The main workhorse for the team is Takumi’s AE86 and Keisuke’s FD3S or RX-7. The leader of the team, Ryosuke also drives an RX-7, an FC3S. Thus, they’re known as the rotary brothers. But why did they call them that? What is a rotary? The rotary engine is a type of internal combustion engine using an eccentric rotary design to convert pressure into rotating motion.

Enough about the rotary! Let’s talk about Project D’s car. This article will help you understand the workhorse of Project D better.So,  without further ado, let’s talk about the rotary brother first, and then the famous panda Trueno!

FD3S

The third-generation RX-7, FD, featured an updated body design. The 13B-REW was the first-ever mass-produced sequential twin-turbocharger system to be exported from Japan. The FD was produced from 1992 to 2002. Even though it’s been stopped producing for a while, the car is still popular nowadays. In Initial D, the FD3S was driven by Keisuke Takahashi as the main driver for an uphill battle.

FC3S

The second generation of the RX-7 was known as the Mazda Savanna RX-7 in Japan. Only one FC is featured in Initial D, the 1990 Crystal White Mazda SAVANNA RX-7 ∞ III driven by Ryosuke Takahashi. As the leader of Project D Ryosuke rarely races. But, he does uses this car during his time as leader of the Akagi RedSuns and later modifies it for a battle against Rin Hojo during Project D's Kanagawa Expedition.

AE86

The AE86 series of the Toyota Corolla Levin and Toyota Sprinter Trueno are small, front-engine/rear-drive models within the fifth-generation Corolla range marketed by Toyota from 1983 to 1987 in coupe and hatchback configurations. They were the last Corollas to offer rear-wheel drive. Toyota AE86 (Eight-Six, or Hachi-Roku) models are the most prominent type of car in the Initial D series, the most iconic of which is the Toyota Sprinter Trueno driven by Takumi Fujiwara as the main driver for downhill battle and his father, Bunta Fujiwara.

And that’s the workhorse of Project D! A lot of other cars were included on Initial D, is there any other you’re interested in? Let us know in the comments down below and maybe we’ll talk about it the next time!