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Feb
12

SSR Wheel Spotting!

If any of you have taken the time to watch the new Initial D: Legend 1 movie, you may know what I am about to post here. For those of you who think I am speaking gibberish and are asking yourselves, “What the heck is Initial D: Legend 1?”, it’s basically an improved-animation version of the beginning of Initial D, compacted into a movie. It’s great, and the car sounds are awesome as well. Seriously. Watch it.

BUT, I digress. After Iketani crashes his Nissan Silvia, we get a close up look at his Akina Speed Star machine. When it pans over to his bandaged self sobbing over his car, we can see the he has SSR MK-II R!IketaniS13SSRThe MK-II R was a larger version of the ever popular MK-II (a favorite amongst Japanese classic car owners) produced in the early 90′s. Kind of the same concept as the MK-III Neo or discontiued MK-III S.ssrmk2rThe new version of Initial D shows us some minor changes to Iketani’s S13, but I’m not bothered by it too much. The most notable change would be the yellow Akina Speed Stars team stickers. In the original episodes they were black. Also he now has some stickers on his door.IketaniS13It’s strange to think that these wheels and the car were basically brand new at this time period (1996) and that Takumi’s AE86 Trueno was only 10 years old at the time! So there you have it, my SSR wheel spotting of the week. Have a good weekend and remember kids, stay out of the canyons!IketaniCrash

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