Toyota AE86 update comes to DRIFT21

Ross McGregor

A new update to drifting simulator DRIFT21 has just been released for PC, bringing the iconic Sprinter Trueno GT version of the Toyota AE86 to the game.

Polish developer ECC Games S.A. has also brought a few other improvements to their drift and car mechanic sim, adding over 25 track challenges, Elite Drift Series stickers and a few user interface improvements. They have also re-balanced some challenge requirements.

The Toyota AE86 is an iconic drift car produced from 1983-87. Originally intended as a mid-level sports hatch-back, it soon became a hit with the racing and drifting fraternity. Its front-engine, rear-wheel drive configuration, coupled to an optional limited-slip differential and free-revving 1.6l twin-cam engine, has cemented its legendary status. In fact, Toyota still makes parts for it today!

The car is so popular it became the focus of the Initial D manga series in 1995, leading to a live-action movie in 2005. The makers of Car Mechanic Simulator have made the car available in DRIFT21 right now, so it’s time for players to live out their Initial D fantasies around the iconic Japanese Ebisu circuits in-game.

Have you enjoyed DRIFT 21 as much as our very own John Munro? Let us know in the comments below.

DRIFT21 December update changelog

New features

  • 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

Additional changes

  • 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
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