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> White Comet Downfall [fanfic], Sequel to Final Battle
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“Hey, are you Takahashi Keisuke?” the man asked. Kenta turned around and shook his head, pointing to the tall blond-headed racer leaning on a brilliant yellow FD.
“Takahashi Keisuke?” he tried again.
“Yes?”
“Are you the brother of Takahashi Ryosuke?”
“Yes, he's my older brother. Who are you?” Keisuke asked suspiciously.

“My name is Daichi Yoshiro. Your brother and I had history together a long time ago. I had to leave this country on family business a number of years ago, but I'm back now, and I want my chance at revenge.”
“Revenge?” Keisuke asked, completely confused. Ryosuke had never mentioned anyone named Yoshiro, but then again, it might have happened when he was running with his gang and completely cut off from the rest of his family.

“Tell him my name and he will know who I am. It is not important for you to be mixed up in this. Do not protect him, Keisuke. Tell him that the Grim Reaper is coming for him.” With that, Yoshiro walked away, opening the gleaming yellow door of his 1992 Honda NSX Type-R and getting inside. Keisuke watched with an astonished look on his face as the potent midship monster started up, its V6 roaring with power. As it accelerated off, Keisuke heard the distinctive sound of two blowoff valves. The NSX was turbocharged!

“Who was that?” Kenta asked.
“Someone for my brother,” he replied.
“What did he want?”
“A challenge. Kenta, did you hear the turbochargers on that car?” Keisuke asked, unwilling to believe his ears.
“Yeah, I did. It was a Type-R, wasn't it? They came from the factory lightened, with a blueprinted engine and a more aggressive transmission. With twin turbos, it must be making an unholy amount of horsepower,” Kenta said, watching the red tail lights finally disappear around one of Akagi's numerous corners. Keisuke walked over to Fumihiro's MR2 and got inside.
“Where are you going?” Kenta asked.
“Hospital, to tell my brother. Keep the team cleaning up, Kenta,” Keisuke said, starting his engine and driving off quickly.

*

“Daichi Yoshiro, eh?” his brother asked weakly, his eyes closed as he laid quietly on the bed.
“Do you know him?” Keisuke asked.
“I knew him before the Red Suns, when I was racing by myself, while you were in your gang. We had a number of battles, but the one that counted, I won. He had to leave the country shortly after, and didn't get the chance to challenge me. He swore he would though. I guess he's come back and making good on the promise.”
“He called himself the Grim Reaper.” Ryosuke sighed, closing his eyes.
“Before he left he went by the name Grim Reaper, and I was the White Comet of Akagi. They were our stage names, what we told the reporters so the police wouldn't track us down. He loved Honda, and I loved Mazda. He and I would race constantly, gymkhana, street, togue, anything we could find. It was his sister that drove us apart,” Ryosuke admitted in a surprisingly shy voice for such a charismatic man.
“As famous street racers, you and I have been drowned in adoring girls. They know little or nothing about drift and, when confronted with it, become scared and angry, as you experienced first hand,” Ryosuke said. Keisuke blushed slightly at the mention of his ex.
“She was different. She drifted herself, in a Mazda, which broke poor Yoshiro's heart. He wanted her to drive a Honda so badly.”
“What happened to her?” Keisuke asked. Ryosuke sighed again and closed his eyes, listening to the hum of the hospital before responding, his eyes still closed.

“She died.”
“How?”
“While drifting. Akiko loved to practice in the rain. It saved her money on tires, and it enabled her to get the car sliding even though it was low on power.”
“What did she drive?” Keisuke asked, even though it had no bearing on it.
“An FB. The first generation RX-7, with the 12A rotary. With all the tuning we did to it, her brother and I, it still barely pushed one fifty at the crank. She was out one night, pushed it too hard to beat my time, and lost it. At that time the guard rails on Akagi weren't as strong as they are now. She broke through and the car fell into the valley. The old car crumbled on impact. He blamed me.”

“But it wasn't your fault!”
“Of course it wasn't. He didn't believe that, nor did I. But it gave him a way of coping with the grief, and since it was my time she was trying to beat, I felt responsible. After that, there was no other girl for me. I took to the road, solitary. He did the same, calling himself the Grim Reaper. Dressing in black, driving a black car. We battled fiercely, over and over again for three years. He left Japan to go to America on some family business of some kind, but he promised me that when he returned, he would have his final revenge. I can only hope,” Ryosuke said with some effort, “that he has regained his sanity.”
“Regained, brother?”
“He became deranged for some time, racing on an entirely different level. Rather than smooth purity, his line was chaotic. It was impossible to predict his movements because he himself didn't know what move he would make. Defeating him became almost impossible, which is why my FC ended up with over 350 HP. I beat him when it counted, but he wanted a rematch. I guess this is it,” Ryosuke said, falling asleep.

Keisuke stood up and closed the curtains around his brother's bed before leaving. The crash had not only hurt him, but the exertions of the evening, the unending battles, had eradicated any remaining strength. His words were troubling. With such a dangerous sport as drifting, an uncontrolled driver could mean death.
“Dad, I'm going home,” Keisuke said as he passed by his father.
“Alright. Has his car been taken care of?”
“Fumihiro is taking care of it. I'll go back to make sure it's done,” Keisuke said before leaving. Sitting inside Fumihiro's MR2, he let his head rest against the steering wheel. The FD was almost certainly trashed, with its engine guzzling oil and coolant at the rate it had been. Fumihiro was kind enough to let him borrow his car while he took care of the tow truck.

Back at the base of Mt. Akina, Fumihiro and the Red Suns had just finished winching the mangled remains of the FC onto the back of the truck, leaving behind a small field of shattered glass and debris on the road. As Kenta led a group of sweepers, Keisuke walked up to Fumihiro.
“Any trouble?”
“The police came by but thought we were the cleanup crew, so they left without any issue,” Fumihiro said.
“Good. Fumihiro, my brother was challenged.”
“Challenged? But he's been in the hospital for three hours.”
“Apparently the challenger has been out of town for a while,” Keisuke said with a smile as twisted as the FC's remains. Keisuke looked at the car and sighed sadly, shaking his head.
“My brother loved this car. He's had it forever. His blood is in this car,” he said, “literally,” he added with a frown as he saw a thin trickle that had dripped down the driver side door.

“Does he know that it's beyond repair?” Fumihiro asked.
“Probably so, but I won't be the one to tell him. I want to find out what he's getting next,” Keisuke said with a smile.
“Ryosuke's new car, that would be impressive to see. What do you think he would get?” Kenta asked.
“I don't know, I think it would be something magnificent though,” Keisuke replied.
“Only a rotary engine would do for Takahashi Ryosuke,” Fumihiro concluded, getting into the truck and driving off.

*

“How are you doing?” Keisuke asked.
“Better. It's been a few days now, I feel better. I need you to do something for me though,” Ryosuke said, sitting up in bed and wincing as his foot moved.
“What's that, bro?”
“I need you to go and purchase a car for me.” Keisuke smiled, filled with happy anticipation.
“What'll it be? Another FC?”
“No. At this address, you'll find a white FD. It's a Spirit R Type A. Purchase it for me and bring it around to Fumihiro, with this list of modifications he is to perform. This check is for the agreed-upon price. If he has any issues, use this second check. The third check is for Fumihiro, so he can get his job done. Tell him he has two months. My injuries will be healed by then, and I'll be willing to accept Yoshiro's challenge.”

“Spirit R?” Keisuke said, taking the checks in his hand, his eyes rising at the numbers written on them.
“There were only five hundred made. Special runout edition. Worth it,” Ryosuke said, flopping back down on the bed. Keisuke glanced at the list, most of it in the bizarre shorthand Ryosuke and Fumihiro used for Project D's secret settings.
“You and your scribble,” Keisuke said, folding the list and putting it into his pocket.
“Hurry. I told him you would be there in half an hour. Have they repaired your FD yet?”
“Not yet, the apex seals were trashed. Too much boost. He wanted to wait on your decision before doing anything to the car.”
“It's your car, Keisuke. Do with it as you will. The only caveat is that your money must finance the alterations. Remember what I've taught you.”

“Alright. Is this the address?”
“Yes. Don't fail. Call me when you have it in Fumihiro's hands.”

*

Keisuke looked at the white FD with skepticism in his eyes.
“This is worth all this money?” he asked, peering through the window at the red interior.
“To this man, it is,” the seller replied.
“Well, if he says so,” Keisuke said, handing over the first check.
“Your brother is honorable. My pleasure dealing with him. Here are all the keys I have. There's a container of oil in the back. Good day to you,” he said, walking away calmly, his hands shaking slightly with the incredible check they held.

Keisuke slipped into the red Recaro driver seat and put the key in the ignition, cranking up the 13B-REW. It caught quickly, idling happily. With the temperature and pressure gauges in their proper positions, he pushed the shifter into first gear with a precise snick and let out the clutch. The car jumped forward, considerably more powerful than a normal stock FD. After the first few corners, Keisuke knew why his brother had chosen the car.
“How did you find this gem?” he asked the silence. Pushing on the brakes Keisuke was surprised at the firmness of the pedal, more like the brakes in his highly modified FD than a stock car.
“With such a base to build from, what kind of car will my brother build?”

In a much shorter time than usual, Keisuke was idling the new FD into the garage under Fumihiro's careful directions.
“A little bit more, a bit more, a bit more. Good, leave it. How do you like it, Keisuke?” he asked, as Matsumoto arrived outside.
“It's impressive,” he answered. “My brother has always had good taste in cars. I was wondering when he would step up and get himself an FD,” Keisuke said with a smile. The white coupe was incredibly potent as it sat. Remembering, Keisuke handed over the list and check to Fumihiro, who glanced at both and whistled.
“It will be more than impressive in a short while. Keisuke, borrow one of the cars around back. We won't be able to fix your FD for a while. Forgive me, but your brother's directions are very specific and will require a great amount of effort to finish in the time allotted.”
“I figured as much,” Keisuke said, walking around back.

Glancing at the cars, he sighed in disgust. A Honda Beat was sitting in a corner looking like an abandoned puppy, while a Suzuki Cappuccino and an Autozam AZ-1 huddled together for warmth. He glanced for a moment at a Starlet, then shook his head sadly. Sighing, it looked like the best choice of the lot was a battered Supra.
“Fumihiro! Where's the Supra key?” Keisuke shouted.
“Blown headgasket. Try the Starlet,” Fumihiro shouted, tossing a set of keys over to him. Keisuke caught the key and looked at it sadly, almost about to cry.
“It's just transportation, Keisuke,” Fumihiro said gently. Keisuke closed his fist on the key until his knuckles turned white, then turned around and out to the back. Matsumoto began laughing when he heard the Starlet's 1000cc motor turn over.
“You're cruel. Why didn't you let him drive the Soarer we had? Or the S15?” Matsumoto asked.
“I didn't think he'd actually drive it,” Fumihiro admitted between laughs.
“Shh, here he comes,” Matsumoto said, pointing to the dirty red hatchback as it pulled around front, Keisuke looking comically out of place as he put the car into neutral and waited for traffic to clear. As a break in traffic appeared, he put the car into gear and revved up the massive 1.0 liter engine, slipping the clutch. Keisuke slammed his head against the steering wheel, shook it to clear his vision, and then puttered off into traffic.

“What was that all about?” Matsumoto asked.
“When a driver launches the car, he expects it to push him back in the seat. Some people counteract this by leaning forward, using their abdominal muscles to hold them steady under the force of acceleration. It looks like our FD-driving ace failed to realize the massive differences in acceleration between his FD, Ryosuke's new Spirit R, and that Starlet.”
“Hmm. What's on the list?”
“See for yourself,” Fumihiro said, handing it over.
“That poor car,” Matsumoto eventually mumbled. “Everything is being modified. What's the point in getting such an incredible car if all the parts that make it incredible are going to be changed?”
“Ryosuke's money, his choice. Let's get to work.”

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LMAO at Jeisuke when he was with the Starlet situation. laugh.gif Great story thx! Keep it going. wink2.gif
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sweet, its out already w00t2.gif good start to the fanfic. finally he gets an fd, looks like the battle will be intense. lol those brothers hav a thing for females driving rx7, sure as hell kyoko doesnt end up like that. lol putting keisuke in a starlet just for kicks.
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Haha. The part with Keisuke and the Starlet would be hilarious to be seen in the anime. laugh.gif
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Great start to a fanfic, again.

Keisuke + not so powerful Toyota = LOL
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Hahaha, poor Keisuke laugh.gif

One thing I dont get, if that he's the Grim Reaper, why is his NSX Yellow?

Anyway, looking forward to this developing, like the Midship one smile.gif FD vs NSX will be epic!
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Because any other colour just isn't the same.
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QUOTE (thx712517 @ Yesterday at 6:25 PM)
As a break in traffic appeared, he put the car into gear and revved up the massive 1.0 liter engine, slipping the clutch.

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Greato fanfic, I'd love to see how will the Spirit R perform ^^
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let the good stories keep coming ( i still think it should be revealed tha bunta let him win, but good stuff either way I love them) fear2.gif
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hell yeah dude. good start...

i stil think ryousuke and the FC are like Tak (Takumi) (Takumi) and 86....

i think he and an FC should make a comeback....

put the spirit R motor in an FC....be f**king crazy!

OH and another thing that would be AWESOME if someone here could read your stories and draw like manga screen shots...like little illustrations of certain events...

like the cars and what not...and the characters...

but only IF THEYRE REALLY GOOD...by someone with REAL TALENT. just an IDEA.


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Just a little for now, homework and such to take care of. I would like to add that if someone wants to try illustrating some of these, I'd take it as a huge compliment. It'd be freaking awesome!


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Keisuke walked slowly out of the hospital with his brother alongside, crutch under his good arm, favoring his injured ankle, his other arm bound firmly in a sling.
“Are you sure you should be walking?” he asked, watching as Ryosuke winced along.
“Yes. Where's your car?” Ryosuke asked testily.
“Fumihiro has been too busy with yours, he hasn't fixed mine yet. He let me borrow a car though. It took a few weeks, but it's starting to grow on me,” Keisuke admitted as he opened the passenger door of the Starlet. Ryosuke looked from the car to his brother and back again, silently contemplating the strength of his painkillers and if there were any hallucinogenic effects.

“Alright, where to?” Keisuke asked, starting up the 1000cc motor with a wheezing cough.
“Fumihiro. I want to see my new car,” Ryosuke said, closing his eyes and resting in the thinly-padded seat. Keisuke put the car into gear and drove, secretly enjoying the tiny little car and its weak motor. With the Starlet he could put his foot all the way to the floor without worrying about torque overwhelming the available traction of the tires. He weaved the little car through the corners, enjoying its rear wheel drive and being able to easily overwhelm the car's capabilities at less than legal speeds. Ryosuke opened an eye and focused it on Keisuke's face, his eyebrow arching slightly before resting once more.

At the shop, Fumihiro helped a mildly protesting Ryosuke out of the Starlet. The elder Takahashi clomped into the garage and rested a hand that shivered with delight on the gleaming white fender of the Spirit R. The hood was off, the wheels were gone and the suspension scattered throughout the shop, but the body was there and shining.
“I seem to have arrived at an opportune moment,” Ryosuke said with a smile. Matsumoto was wheeling over an engine hoist at that moment, and with Fumihiro's help, the 13B-REW was soon being gently removed from the engine bay.
“Why are you taking out the engine?” Keisuke asked. “Putting in stronger apex seals?”
“No,” Ryosuke said, “putting in a new engine. If you want this one, Keisuke, you can have it. It makes about three hundred horsepower as it stands, with better engine management than the 13B-REW in your FD. You should be able to top 400 HP with proper tuning.”

“What are you putting in?” Keisuke asked, stunned as Matsumoto wheeled the engine over to the yellow FD.
“That,” Ryosuke replied, pointing to another rotary engine. Something about it was different. It looked longer, and the intake manifold was different.
“What is it?” Keisuke asked.
“Count the runners, aniki,” Ryosuke replied. Keisuke leaned over and touched the runners, counting them off.
“One, two, three, four, five, six,” he said in shock. “This is a 20B-REW!”

“You would be correct. Plenty of power stock, with even more potential than the 13B-REW I've just given you for free. Torque and horsepower is what I need to defeat the Grim Reaper,” Ryosuke said, sitting down on a work bench while Matsumoto wrenched away.
“If he's calling himself the Grim Reaper, why does he drive a yellow car?” Keisuke asked.
“Yellow?” Ryosuke asked sharply.
“Yeah, yellow. A yellow NSX Type-R. I told you all about it,” Keisuke said defensively. Ryosuke looked deeply troubled, staring at his RX-7 with unfocused eyes.

“He drove black cars when his line was chaotic and out of control, but he threatened of a time when he would be able to control the chaotic line, and he would drive a car that was Akiko's favorite color. The NSX Type-R will definitely be a challenge, but this FD should be able to keep up with him. It's been so long since I've raced against him, I can barely remember what his style was like. He's one of the few people at my skill level,” Ryosuke said calmly, his face still troubled.
“Better than myself or Fujiwara?” Keisuke asked.
“On the same level as God Arm and God Foot.”
“And you think you can beat him all banged up like that?”
“I aim to try,” Ryosuke replied. “I've defeated God Sight, haven't I? The Grim Reaper will be another step. It won't be easy, but I will defeat him,” Ryosuke said strongly, putting a hand on the Spirit R.
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laugh.gif keisuke likes the starlet. keep the chapters coming.
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LMAO at Keisuke enjoying the underpowered Starlet. laugh.gif ZOMG, Keisuke might get a new engines for his FD! ohmy.gif And they put the RE Amemiya FD engine in the Spirit right? Correct me if i'm wrong.
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Keisuke liking Starlet + Ryousuke pondering the strength of his medications = Even more LOL.

Looking forward to the next chapter. And this chaotic line.
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Lovin the new fanfic so far!! Keep the new chapters coming!!!!!
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Pretty amazing... Considering Ryosuke getting a stiffer and more advanced FD as compared to his crashed FC...bt let's see how that will compete against the lightweight turbocharged NSX-R... Keep it coming thx
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At this rate, Keisuke will put the 13B into that tiny Starlet and start doing uphill in that.. shifty2.gif whistling.gif j/k nice, keep it rolling.
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Have we got a manga scans section? If so, it wouldn't be impossibly difficult to repurpose the layout and some of the art from them for illustration purposes...

Maybe I'll try and start something along those lines once I'm on a break from school.
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LOL at Keisuke saying pretty much the same thing I did tongue.gif

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“If he's calling himself the Grim Reaper, why does he drive a yellow car?” Keisuke asked.


More LOL at Keisuke liking the Starlet. Its RWD? I was imagining the FWD style Starlet, not the older RWD happy.gif

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older RWD starlets FTMFW wink2.gif w00t2.gif
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RWD for TMFW, right?

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Fumihiro leaned back and wiped the sweat from his forehead, glancing over at Matsumoto and Ryosuke still poking around with another component of the Spirit R. It had been some time since the engine had gone in, and Ryosuke's arm was almost fully healed, but there was still much more to go to finish the car.
“Ryosuke, don't you ever rest?” he asked.
“Can't afford to,” came the stoic reply.
“But think of all you've done. Light weight rotors for the 20B-REW. New turbochargers. Better fuel system, more open air induction setup. It's making over four hundred horsepower, well over. Light weight chromoly flywheel, heavy duty clutch, even a carbon fiber driveshaft. Ryosuke-san, you've left nothing untouched on this car. What was the point in purchasing such an incredible vehicle if you were going to alter every single thing on it?”

“The better a base you start from, the higher you can reach. Besides, the engine that came out of this car will go into Keisuke's and replace his burnt-up motor. Have you been able to make any progress with his FD?” he asked.
“We've got the engine in and hooked up, but he hasn't been around to help with the small stuff and the tuning,” Matsumoto replied, setting down an incredibly large intercooler.
“Where has he been?”
“Running around in that Starlet. I don't know why, Ryosuke, but he's in love with that little car. There's something about it that just captivates him. He's come in more than a few times to borrow the tire machine to put on some tires, he's balanced the wheels, and we saw him in here one time doing an oil change. You'd be surprised at how nice it looks. He shined it up well,” Fumihiro said, shaking his head. What had he done to Keisuke?

“Hmm,” was all Ryosuke would say before turning back to the task at hand. They were in the middle of installing a set of blueprinted factory turbochargers, with the goal of keeping their low-rev and high-rev actuation, but enabling more boost to be created. If successful, the monstrous 20B-REW would be even more potent. As it sat, the shining white Spirit R was a lethal rear wheel drive weapon, fully capable of killing anyone that made the slightest mistake. It was beginning to exude the same aura that the FC did in its prime, an aura visible on any car tuned by Takahashi Ryosuke. Even Nakazato's old R32 had a spark of that aura. It was the manifestation of the incredible care, precision, and love that Ryosuke poured into all of his projects.

“With all this power, won't you have to worry about tire wear?” Fumihiro asked. Ryosuke nodded, giving the turbochargers one last pat with his good arm.
“Unfortunately, yes. It's a necessary evil to be able to defeat him. I don't know if we'll be racing uphill or downhill, so I need the power. But there's a certain point where more power is wasted. You know what I'm talking about, Fumihiro.”
“I do,” he replied. “I think the upper limit for power on the downhill is around three hundred or so. You yourself lowered the power of your FC when you first fought Fujiwara. More power can be deadly on the downhill. On the uphill, however, you can deal with substantially more power because you have to overcome the mountain.”
“It is my belief that on the downhill, an average FR can run 250 HP without becoming deadly. Upgrading the suspension and equipping stickier tires allows another fifty. Using that logic, Fujiwara's AE86 could handle roughly three hundred horsepower before becoming wasteful and inefficient. On the uphill, the more power you have the better. The Suzuki Pikes Peak racers have had close to one thousand horsepower numerous times, if that's an indication.”

“But Ryosuke-san, with all these modifications, you'll be well over four hundred horsepower. Will you be able to control it on the downhill?” Matsumoto asked.
“Just barely. Racing against Fujiwara's father showed me a new technique. I'm not sure he was even aware that I was learning from him, but he showed me a new technique and I aim to make use of it. Much like Keisuke is doing right now,” he added, as the red Starlet pulled into the garage.
“What new technique?” Keisuke asked as he walked in.
“You drive that KP60 all day, don't you?” Ryosuke asked.
“Yeah, I do. I like it,” he admitted with a grin.
“Do you know why you like it?” Ryosuke pressed, analyzing his brother as he stood there.
“Not really. It's quieter than the FD, it doesn't guzzle gas, and it's fun to drive like a maniac. I can have fun at one quarter the speed of the FD. The car's limits are so low that I can get enormous enjoyment out of it, when with the FD I have to be traveling many times the speed limit to get the same rush,” Keisuke admitted, mildly surprised that he knew the answer.

“There we go,” Ryosuke said. “With its small motor and low power, as well as the rear wheel drive, you're learning things about your driving style that you didn't know before, aren't you?”
“Kind of,” Keisuke replied slowly. “With the FD I don't have to think as much about cornering and braking, because I can make up for it with the throttle and with the car's monster grip. This car forces me to keep my momentum going, to rush into corners as fast as I can. I think if I got in the FD now, I would be much faster.”
“And you would. You used to think I was jealous of your FD while I drove the FC. I wasn't. You went from stealing cars to owning the best handling car made in Japan. I felt for you because you never had that intermediate step to learn what it meant to drive while conserving momentum, to push the car to its absolute limit. That's one of the reasons Fujiwara is so potent, all he's had to drive has been that hachi-roku. His driving style was formed by the car's abilities and became greater than the sum of its parts. Your driving style was shaped by different means. Keep the Starlet, Keisuke, and save your FD for races. You'll learn more in the next month then you would if you practiced in the FD every night.”
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“Running around in that Starlet. I don't know why, Ryosuke, but he's in love with that little car. There's something about it that just captivates him. He's come in more than a few times to borrow the tire machine to put on some tires, he's balanced the wheels, and we saw him in here one time doing an oil change. You'd be surprised at how nice it looks. He shined it up well,” Fumihiro said, shaking his head. What had he done to Keisuke?


lol keisuke finally has a taste of what fujiwara had to deal with since he drove the 86 for the first time. keep the chapters coming.

correct me if im wrong, does that starlet match the abilities of the hachi-go in terms of performance?

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OMG LOL! I knew that Keisuke is a closet Toyota fan.. shifty2.gif Just for fun, make Keisuke tune that little bugger a bit. 2A-GE hybrid would be nice etc.. 1.3l, 16valve twincam with ITB's.. happy.gif *dreams* oh, keep the story rolling too, lol

edit: the 1.0 Starlet KP60 has about 45-55bhp, and weights about 800kg. it's not quite matching in terms of performance.

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the 1.0 Starlet KP60 has about 45-55bhp, and weights about 800kg. it's not quite matching in terms of performance.

ty, so its a bit lower than a stock hachi-go
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Doesn't an 86 come with 112 bhp?

Anyway, keep the chapters rolling.

EDIT: Nvm. Read that post wrong.

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