UPDATE 2 MAY 2008: We have managed to find the elusive little car and have some better shots of the FUTO after the jump. It handles like a dream and is quite zippy in comparison to the other smaller cars in the game. We found it in the ‘Meadow Hills’ area of ‘Dukes’ for those who are yet to drive it.
It only took a day but an AE86 has been discovered in GTA4! Called a Karin FUTO (tofu reference?) in game, the car is obviously modelled on an AE86, a Levin coupe to be exact, and has the kouki clear fog-light grill and what looks like some 8-spoke RS Watanabe rims.
Even the engine bay got the perks as it sports a quad-throttle equipped 4A-GE and the interior is almost identical to a USDM AE86! Apparently it even has a sticker saying “Inline 20v Twin Cam” on the side! Looks like someone on the team was an AE86 fan! Thanks to you Mr mystery modeller!
Still, there has been no word on how it handles in-game yet or where it commonly turns up. We will let you know as soon as someone can tear themselves away for long enough to tell us!
Some pics after the jump!
One in silver and one in black (already busted the headlight? LOL drift damage!)
Fullsize of the header graphic featuring the Watanabes
Drilled rotors! and they looks like Panasports rather than Watanabes.
Silvertop look-alike. Sound leave a little to be desired tho.. no quad throttle bark unfortunately.
N/A Inline 20v RWD
Quad throttle body high performance induction limited slip differential
Plus more over at AEU86!