The Iconic Toyota AE86 Has Been Added to Drift21

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A major update has been released for Drift21, which included the legendary Toyota AE86 being added to the title.

Drift21 isn't a title that gets much attention here at RaceDepartment, but a significant update has brought the legendary Toyota AE86 car to players, which should make the drift crowd here at RD happy.

The AE86 gained its legendary status in the drift world thanks in no small part to Initial D, which featured the car prominently. In the sim racing world, Kunos included the AE86 in Assetto Corsa's car lineup, and innumerable YouTube drift videos ensued.

Though player counts for Drift21 aren't spectacular, developer ECC GAMES are still hard at work to bring their customers the best game they can make. The title first came to Steam in the spring of last year, and improvements have been steady since. Though the name of the game would lead you to believe the focus is solely on drifting, but players are also given access to a garage where maintenance and upgrades can be performed, all the way up to full engine rebuilds.

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  • Added new car - 1985 Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT with multiple tuning parts, quick race preset and unique liveries
  • Added garage challenges suited to 1985 Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT
  • Added over 25 new track challenges
  • Added Elite Drift Series stickers - available in Paint Booth module
  • Added an invert look axis option - available in settings window
  • Changed the requirements for awarding the Gold Cup in Solo Run challenges. From now on it is required to complete all clipping zones to receive the gold trophy
  • Rebalanced existing challenges to better suit to changes in gold trophy requirements
  • Adjusted scroll speed settings in the paint booth module
  • Improved shading around rims and wheel arches
The AE86 is available now in Drift21 as a free update for owners of the title. Let us know your thoughts on the iconic car or Drift21 in the comments below.
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Mike Smith
I have been obsessed with sim racing and racing games since the 1980's. My first taste of live auto racing was in 1988, and I couldn't get enough ever since. Lead writer for RaceDepartment, and owner of SimRacing604 and its YouTube channel. Favourite sims include Assetto Corsa Competizione, Assetto Corsa, rFactor 2, Automobilista 2, DiRT Rally 2 - On Twitter as @simracing604


An article about the Trueno and drifting without mentioning Keiichi Tsuchiya is lese-majesty :D

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