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{{Infobox vehicles
 
| name = Futo
 
| name = Futo
| front_image = Futo-GTA4-front.jpg
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| front_image = FutoGTAVFront.jpg
 
| image_size = 300
 
| image_size = 300
| caption = A Futo in GTA IV
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| caption = A Futo in ''GTA V''.
| rear_image = Futo-GTA4-rear.jpg
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| rear_image = FutoGTAVRear.jpg
 
| manufacturer = [[Karin]]
 
| manufacturer = [[Karin]]
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
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| vehicle_class = Sports
 
| body_style = 2-door coupe
 
| body_style = 2-door coupe
| capacity = 2
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| capacity = 2 (driver and passenger)
| appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]
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| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''<br>''[[The Lost and Damned]]''<br>''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''
 
}}
 
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The [[Karin]] '''Futo''' is a compact two-door vehicle in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] and [[Grand Theft Auto V]].
 
   
== Description ==
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The [[Karin]] '''Futo''' is a compact tuner sports coupe in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.
=== Design ===
 
The Futo is based on the 1984-1987 AE86 [[wikipedia:Toyota AE86|Toyota Corolla Levin]] GT-Apex Coupe (Probably why it is called 'Futo' as Toyota is a Japanese make of vehicle and Futo is a Japanese word) and the front and some parts in a 1983-1985 [http://philscarblog.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/oono-dr30.jpg%7C Nissan Skyline DR30]. The badging on the side [[File:Futo_badges.png|thumb|Badging on the Futo.]]("N/A Inline 20v RWD", subtitled with "Quad Throttle Body", "High Performance Injection", and "Limited Slip Differential") indicates that it is equipped with a 20-valve engine, akin to Toyota's 4A-GE 1.6L Black or Silvertop engine (this engine did not actually appear until 1991; however, it was a popular modification for the AE86), and is configured with a rear wheel drive with a limited slip differential (possibly contributing to the car's excellent handling). It is much more powerful than the normal 16 valve 4A-GE equipped in the AE86 during it's production.
 
   
The car is very well detailed, from the interior to the individual throttle bodies and the RS Watanabe F8 wheel option (likely in reference to the popular [http://www.watanabewheel.com/ Watanabe RS] wheels for the AE86 Corolla and the Skyline DR30). It even has a different tread design for its tires, ones that well suit asphalt racing and drifting. These tires are found on much higher end cars such as the Sentinel XS and the Super GT. The interior door panels have "FUTO" repeatedly in a pattern on the fabric. And the engine has FUTO written on it too.[[File:Futo-GTAV-trailer-2.png|thumb|Part of a Futo in second trailer.]]
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==Description==
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===Design===
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The name "Futo" is derived from the Japanese word "Dorifuto" (<span style="color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Verdana;line-height:19.600000381469727px;">ド リ フ ト</span>), meaning "Drift", probably referring the car's real-life counterpart as a popular drifting car. The Futo is based on the [[wp:Toyota AE86|1984-1987 Toyota Corolla Levin AE86]] GT-Apex Coupe and the front, some parts, the shape and the paintjob in a 1983-1985 [http://philscarblog.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/oono-dr30.jpg%7C Nissan Skyline DR30 RS Turbo]. The badging on the side ("N/A Inline 20v RWD", subtitled with "Quad Throttle Body", "High Performance Injection", and "Limited Slip Differential") indicates that it is equipped with a 20-valve engine, akin to Toyota's 4A-GE 1.6L Black or Silvertop engine (this engine did not actually appear until 1991; however, it was a popular modification for the AE86), and is configured with a rear wheel drive with a limited slip differential (possibly contributing to the car's excellent handling). It is much more powerful than the normal 16 valve 4A-GE equipped in the AE86 during its production.
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The car is very well detailed, from the interior to the individual throttle bodies and the RS Watanabe F8 wheel option (likely in reference to the popular Watanabe RS wheels for the AE86 Corolla and the Skyline DR30). It even has a different tread design for its tires, ones that well suit asphalt racing and drifting. These tires are found on much higher end cars such as the Sentinel XS and the Super GT. The interior door panels have "FUTO" repeatedly in a pattern on the fabric. And the engine has FUTO written on it too.
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<gallery widths="143" orientation="none" spacing="small">
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Futo-GTA4-front.jpg|A Futo in [[GTA IV]]. ([[:Image:Futo-GTA4-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]).
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Futo-GTAV-trailer.jpg|Back of the Futo in GTA V
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Futo,Karin.jpg|Engine close-up in GTA V
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Comparison2.png|Side by side comparison. Futo vs. Futo GT
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Futo badges.png|Badging on the Futo.
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</gallery>
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The Futo is considered a tuning car, as it visual can be highly modified (body kit, spoiler, hood), as well as the perfomance
   
 
===Performance===
 
===Performance===
The Futo is powered by a naturally-aspirated 1.4-litre inline-4 engine, with five valves per cylinder and a five-speed manual gearbox in a rear-wheel drive configuration. Acceleration is this car's party piece, getting to 60mph in just 6.6 seconds. The top speed is astonishing for a car of this stature, achieving 165mph (265km/h). The chassis is firm and taut, giving the Futo stability at high speeds. The suspension is firm but not too firm, keeping the Futo flat in banked corners and stable in the S-curves, while still giving a firm, yet enjoyable ride. Couple the excellent suspension setup with the short wheelbase and you get a fantastically chuckable little pocket rocket, capable of competing with full-on sports cars. The brakes are sensitive and effective, and front-wheel lock-up is not a big issue compared to other vehicles; however, ABS is not available and so a little finesse will be needed with the brake to stop lockup. Due to no ABS braking can be extremely dangerous in the rain. The Futo handles well off-road and can reach about 75% of its top speed on dirt roads and beaches, and grip is impressive even with rear wheel drive, while others of the same drive may fishtail easily. Crash deformation is above average, though build quality is sub-par, often leaving the Futo disabled after just a few accidents.
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The Futo is powered by a naturally-aspirated, high revving 1.4-litre inline-4 engine, with five valves per cylinder and a five-speed manual gearbox in a rear-wheel drive configuration. Acceleration is this car's party piece, getting to 60 mph in just 6.6 seconds. The top speed is astonishing for a car of this stature, achieving 165 mph (265 km/h). The chassis is firm and taut, giving the Futo stability at high speeds. The suspension is firm but not too firm, keeping the Futo flat in banked corners and stable in the S-curves, while still giving a firm, yet enjoyable ride.
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Couple the excellent suspension setup with the short wheelbase and you get a fantastically chuckable little pocket rocket, capable of competing with full-on sports cars. The brakes are sensitive and effective, and front-wheel lock-up is not a big issue compared to other vehicles; however, ABS is not available and so a little finesse will be needed with the brake to stop lockup. Due to no ABS braking can be extremely dangerous in the rain. The Futo handles well off-road and can reach about 75% of its top speed on dirt roads and beaches, and grip is impressive even with rear wheel drive, while others of the same drive may fishtail easily. Crash deformation is above average, though build quality is sub-par, often leaving the Futo disabled after just a few accidents.
   
 
All in all the Futo is great fun to drive, and makes an excellent escape or pursuit vehicle in missions. It is also an ideal car to drift since it is a light weight, front engine rear wheel drive car and is a very easy car to be put into one. The only possible disadvantages during a pursuit or escape is that the vehicle is small, lacking the power to move other vehicles, and only has two doors, rather than four.
 
All in all the Futo is great fun to drive, and makes an excellent escape or pursuit vehicle in missions. It is also an ideal car to drift since it is a light weight, front engine rear wheel drive car and is a very easy car to be put into one. The only possible disadvantages during a pursuit or escape is that the vehicle is small, lacking the power to move other vehicles, and only has two doors, rather than four.
   
{{Vehicle Stats
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{{Template:Vehicle Stats
|0-60 time = 6.8 seconds
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time = 6.8 seconds
|top speed = 167 mph
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|Top speed = 167 mph/267 kph
267 kph
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|Engine = 1,4L inline-4
|Engine = Inline-4
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|Drivetrain = RWD
|Drivetrain = Front-engine, rear wheel drive
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|Gears = 5-speed manual
|Gears = 5
 
 
|Mass = 1400}}
 
|Mass = 1400}}
   
 
===Specifications===
 
===Specifications===
Buoyancy 85% (how much of the vehicle is emerged in water, which equals to how much time you have to get out and how deep is safe to drive in before risking the car floating and therefore, lost).
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'''Buoyancy 85%''' (how much of the vehicle is emerged in water, which equals to how much time you have to get out and how deep is safe to drive in before risking the car floating and therefore, lost).
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'''Max Steering angle''' (the higher the better) is 35 degrees.
Max Steering angle (the higher the better) is 35 degrees.
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'''Stat Value is 14000 '''(when blown up, this is how many points are awarded in the Total Property Destroyed. It can be the numbers Rockstar has made to be its real sale value).
 
Stat Value is 14000 (when blown up, this is how many points are awarded in the Total Property Destroyed. It can be the numbers Rockstar has made to be it's real sale value).
 
   
 
==Variants==
 
==Variants==
 
===Futo GT===
 
===Futo GT===
[[Image:Futo-GTA4-GT-front.jpg|right|thumb|275px|The GT variant of the Futo driven by the [[Albanians|Albanian Mob]]. (<small>[[:Image:Futo-GTA4-GT-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).]]
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[[Image:Futo-GTA4-GT-front.jpg|right|thumb|275px|The GT variant of the Futo driven by the [[Albanians|Albanian Mob]]. ([[:Image:Futo-GTA4-GT-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]).]]
 
A modified variant of the Futo is driven by the [[Albanians|Albanian Mob]], and, as a result, can be commonly found in [[Little Bay]].
 
A modified variant of the Futo is driven by the [[Albanians|Albanian Mob]], and, as a result, can be commonly found in [[Little Bay]].
The GT can also be found in areas of [[Bohan]].
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The GT can also rarely be found in other areas of [[Bohan]].
   
The so-called "GT" variant (referred as such from the "GT" badge on the front grill) features a small body kit, a rear boot lip spoiler, a carbon-fiber hood, a roll cage, a strut bar mounted over the engine, a racing seat on the driver's side, an upgraded speed/torque gauge, and an additional "Inline 20v" badge under [[File:Comparison2.png|thumb|Side by side comparison. Futo vs. Futo GT]]the right side rear light, a larger, blue exhaust tip, an offset driver's side front license plate and finally a red tow clip, similar to those used on track cars on the passenger side of the front bumper.
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The so-called "GT" variant (referred as such from the "GT" badge on the front grill) features a small body kit, a rear boot lip spoiler, a carbon-fiber hood, a roll cage, a strut bar mounted over the engine, a racing seat on the driver's side, an upgraded speed/torque gauge, and an additional "Inline 20v" badge under the right side rear light, a larger, blue titanium exhaust tip, an offset driver's side front license plate and finally a red tow clip, similar to those used on track cars on the passenger side of the front bumper.
   
 
The game still refers to the car simply as the Futo when the player enters it, and its performance is almost identical to the stock car's. The Futo GT is only seen in red and black (it looks like the Skyline), but can be resprayed any color. This may be because the car that the Futo is based on, (Toyota AE86 Levin and Nissan Skyline DR30 RS-Turbo), has also a GT model as well as an SR model.
 
The game still refers to the car simply as the Futo when the player enters it, and its performance is almost identical to the stock car's. The Futo GT is only seen in red and black (it looks like the Skyline), but can be resprayed any color. This may be because the car that the Futo is based on, (Toyota AE86 Levin and Nissan Skyline DR30 RS-Turbo), has also a GT model as well as an SR model.
   
Although these Futos are distinct from typical models, all Futos have "Futo GT" writ[[File:L_7526e385c4f84e44b704d0d3b4d19d06.jpg|thumb|A Futo GT drifting with the help of a mod, allthough a mod isn't necessarily needed to drift professionally]]ten on the interior of the doors, presumably to save texture memory.
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Although these Futos are distinct from typical models, all Futos have "Futo GT" written on the interior of the doors, presumably to save texture memory.
   
== Trivia==
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In [[GTA V]], The side skirt upgrade at [[Los Santos Customs]] will also add the "Inline 20V" badging under the right rear light, just like the Futo GT in [[GTA IV]].
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==Trivia==
 
*After collecting all thirty cars for [[Stevie]], he agrees to purchase cars from [[Niko Bellic|Niko]], with the Futo fetching $1,400.
 
*After collecting all thirty cars for [[Stevie]], he agrees to purchase cars from [[Niko Bellic|Niko]], with the Futo fetching $1,400.
*The car is a creation of [http://www.gtapex.com Mike Bush], an American vehicle designer for Rockstar UK, and an AE86 enthusiast.
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*The car is a creation of [http://www.gtapex.com Mike Bush], an American vehicle designer for Rockstar UK, and an [[wp:AE86|AE86]] enthusiast.
*The name "Futo" is a diminutive of the working file name during production, "Dorifuto", a Japanese loanword for car drifting.
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*The name "Futo" is a diminutive of the working file name during production, ''dorifuto'', a Japanese word for drift.
*In Japanese the name "Futo" backwards is spelled "Tofu". Speculations say it may refer to the Anime and Manga series [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Initial_D Initial D] where a young driver delivers tofu driving an AE86 Sprinter Trueno.
 
 
*Futos are used in the [[Gang Warfare in The Lost and Damned|Gang Wars]], but these come with different modifications.
 
*Futos are used in the [[Gang Warfare in The Lost and Damned|Gang Wars]], but these come with different modifications.
*The default radio station of this vehicle is [[K109 The Studio]] or [[IF99 - International Funk]]
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*The default radio station of this vehicle is [[K109 The Studio]] or [[IF99 - International Funk]] in [[GTA IV: Episodes from Liberty City]] and [[FlyLo FM]] and [[Soulwax FM]] in [[GTA V]].
*A popular color scheme for the AE86 was black bumpers, spoiler, wheel (excluding the outer rim), and a black carbon fiber hood, with everything else white. The player can get a Futo GT and respray it until it has that color scheme. It bears a resemblance to a Sprinter TRUENO.
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*A popular color scheme for the [[wp:AE86|AE86]] was known as the "Panda"; black bumpers, spoiler, wheel (excluding the outer rim), and a black carbon fiber hood, with everything else white. The player can get a Futo GT and respray it until it has that color scheme. It bears a resemblance to a [[wp:Toyota Corolla Levin and Toyota Sprinter Trueno|Sprinter TRUENO]].
 
*Due to a texture glitch, if the front windshield is damaged (usually after the car has rolled over multiple times), the windshield may suddenly turn white and lack texture, and you can't see through it. This glitch is also present in the [[Willard]].
 
*Due to a texture glitch, if the front windshield is damaged (usually after the car has rolled over multiple times), the windshield may suddenly turn white and lack texture, and you can't see through it. This glitch is also present in the [[Willard]].
*"Futo" means "Inadvertently" in Japanese
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*It has a similar design to the [[3D Universe]] renditions of the [[Manana]] and [[Blista Compact]], particularly the [[GTA San Andreas]] versions.
*The name "Futo" might be a play on "puto", which is a Spanish swearword meaning "Fuck" or "Fucking"
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*The Futo is the only [[Karin]] branded car with the K logo on the left corner bottom in the hood.
*The Futo is the only [[Karin]] branded car with the K logo on the left corner bottom in the hood.[[File:Futo-GTAV-trailer.jpg|thumb|260px|The Futo in GTA V]]
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*"Futo" is also an anagram made from the word tofu, which could be a reference to the anime that boosted up the [[wp:AE86|AE86's]] popularity, [[wp:Initial D|Initial D]]; in the anime, the main character uses an AE86 as a tofu delivery car and a touge racer.
*"Futo" might also be a play on the phrase "fut-o" but with a line between "t" and "o" a reference in [[Romania|Romanian]] for "fuck her" at feminin.
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*When customizing the Futo, the player can find a brand of rims named "Fujiwara". This makes a reference to the anime [[wp:Initial D|Initial D]], wich popularized the [[wp:AE86|AE86]]. Fujiwara is the surname of the main Initial D protagonist, [[wp:Takumi Fujiwara|Takumi Fujiwara]]. The rims are very similar to the ones used in the Initial D´s AE86. However, the player can't get the Fujiwara Tofu signature on both doors because there were no tofu stores in [[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Los Santos]].
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*There are burnt out wrecks in rural areas that look similar to the Futo; these wrecks are of four door design however, and sport a different grill, but the chassis, rear facade, and headlights are all markedly similar. This could've been a beta Futo.
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*It is suggested for early level [[GTA Online]] players that pride themselves on driving skill to find a Futo as they are easily modified, cheap, fast, and are classified as a Sports instead of Coupes or Muscle.
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*Due to the design of a "drift car" it takes a considerable amount of time to get used to the poor handling.
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*The car's exhaust doesn't have a proper hole, instead the exhaust hole is grey instead of further in to be black.
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*Despite its compact shape, the Futo is classed as a "Sports", rather than "Coupes" or "Compacts".
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*The Futo's rear lights look very similar to that of the [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|Vice City]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|Vice City Stories]] renditions of the [[Police Car]] and [[Taxi]].
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* You can modify a stock Futo in GTA V to look exactly like the Futo GT from GTA IV.
   
=='''Locations'''==
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==Modifications (GTA V)==
;GTA IV
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The Futo is a highly modifiable car and has all the standard performance modifications, plus:
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*Bumpers (3 front, 2 rear, and an overfender kit)
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*Sideskirts (Also adds "Inline 20V" badging under the right rear light) (1 option)
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*Spoilers (3 options)
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*Grille (one with logo, and one without that is also very slightly darker, and there is an option to have no grill.)
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*Roof (Roof Lip Spoiler)
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*Rollcage
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==Locations==
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===GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty City===
 
*Spawn all around [[Bohan]], especially [[Little Bay]].
 
*Spawn all around [[Bohan]], especially [[Little Bay]].
 
*Spawn around [[Chinatown, Algonquin|Chinatown]], [[Algonquin]].
 
*Spawn around [[Chinatown, Algonquin|Chinatown]], [[Algonquin]].
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*Spawn in traffic in [[Multiplayer in GTA IV|Multiplayer]].
 
*Spawn in traffic in [[Multiplayer in GTA IV|Multiplayer]].
 
*Spawn more commonly when driving a [[Faggio]].
 
*Spawn more commonly when driving a [[Faggio]].
*It can be seen driving in [[Acter]], [[Alderney]].
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*It can be seen driving in [[Acter]], [[Alderney]].
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*Rarely found in [[Broker]] and [[Dukes]].
   
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===GTA V===
*'''TBA'''
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* Sometimes found driving in traffic around [[Rockford Hills]].
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* Spawn more commonly when driving a [[Rumpo]].
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* During a [[Property Management]] mission, [[Pitchers]] will be robbed. The thief will be using this car to escape.
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** Like stated above, when [[Tivoli Cinema]] is robbed, the thief also uses the Futo to escape.
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===GTA Online===
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*Sometimes found driving in traffic around Rockford Hills.
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*Sometimes found in or around [[Los Santos International Airport (HD Universe)|Los Santos International Airport]].
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*While driving a [[Fusilade]] or another 2-door car, it may spawn near the [[Xero|gas station]] near the [[Interstate 4|over]][[Interstate 5|pass]] just east of the [[Vanilla Unicorn]].
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==Navigation==
 
{{Navboxes
 
{{Navboxes
 
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Latest revision as of 16:04, July 24, 2014

Futo
FutoGTAVFront
A Futo in GTA V.
(Rear quarter view).
Vehicle class (GTA V) Sports
Vehicle type Civilian car
Body style 2-door coupe
Capacity 2 (driver and passenger)
Appearance(s) Grand Theft Auto IV
The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony
Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto Online
Manufacturer Karin

The Karin Futo is a compact tuner sports coupe in Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto V.

DescriptionEdit

DesignEdit

The name "Futo" is derived from the Japanese word "Dorifuto" (ド リ フ ト), meaning "Drift", probably referring the car's real-life counterpart as a popular drifting car. The Futo is based on the 1984-1987 Toyota Corolla Levin AE86 GT-Apex Coupe and the front, some parts, the shape and the paintjob in a 1983-1985 Nissan Skyline DR30 RS Turbo. The badging on the side ("N/A Inline 20v RWD", subtitled with "Quad Throttle Body", "High Performance Injection", and "Limited Slip Differential") indicates that it is equipped with a 20-valve engine, akin to Toyota's 4A-GE 1.6L Black or Silvertop engine (this engine did not actually appear until 1991; however, it was a popular modification for the AE86), and is configured with a rear wheel drive with a limited slip differential (possibly contributing to the car's excellent handling). It is much more powerful than the normal 16 valve 4A-GE equipped in the AE86 during its production.

The car is very well detailed, from the interior to the individual throttle bodies and the RS Watanabe F8 wheel option (likely in reference to the popular Watanabe RS wheels for the AE86 Corolla and the Skyline DR30). It even has a different tread design for its tires, ones that well suit asphalt racing and drifting. These tires are found on much higher end cars such as the Sentinel XS and the Super GT. The interior door panels have "FUTO" repeatedly in a pattern on the fabric. And the engine has FUTO written on it too.

The Futo is considered a tuning car, as it visual can be highly modified (body kit, spoiler, hood), as well as the perfomance

PerformanceEdit

The Futo is powered by a naturally-aspirated, high revving 1.4-litre inline-4 engine, with five valves per cylinder and a five-speed manual gearbox in a rear-wheel drive configuration. Acceleration is this car's party piece, getting to 60 mph in just 6.6 seconds. The top speed is astonishing for a car of this stature, achieving 165 mph (265 km/h). The chassis is firm and taut, giving the Futo stability at high speeds. The suspension is firm but not too firm, keeping the Futo flat in banked corners and stable in the S-curves, while still giving a firm, yet enjoyable ride.

Couple the excellent suspension setup with the short wheelbase and you get a fantastically chuckable little pocket rocket, capable of competing with full-on sports cars. The brakes are sensitive and effective, and front-wheel lock-up is not a big issue compared to other vehicles; however, ABS is not available and so a little finesse will be needed with the brake to stop lockup. Due to no ABS braking can be extremely dangerous in the rain. The Futo handles well off-road and can reach about 75% of its top speed on dirt roads and beaches, and grip is impressive even with rear wheel drive, while others of the same drive may fishtail easily. Crash deformation is above average, though build quality is sub-par, often leaving the Futo disabled after just a few accidents.

All in all the Futo is great fun to drive, and makes an excellent escape or pursuit vehicle in missions. It is also an ideal car to drift since it is a light weight, front engine rear wheel drive car and is a very easy car to be put into one. The only possible disadvantages during a pursuit or escape is that the vehicle is small, lacking the power to move other vehicles, and only has two doors, rather than four.


Acceleration

(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)

Top Speed

(mph / kph)

Engine Drivetrain Gears Mass

(Kg)

6.8 seconds

167 mph/267 kph

1,4L inline-4

RWD

5-speed manual

1400

SpecificationsEdit

Buoyancy 85% (how much of the vehicle is emerged in water, which equals to how much time you have to get out and how deep is safe to drive in before risking the car floating and therefore, lost). Max Steering angle (the higher the better) is 35 degrees. Stat Value is 14000 (when blown up, this is how many points are awarded in the Total Property Destroyed. It can be the numbers Rockstar has made to be its real sale value).

VariantsEdit

Futo GTEdit

Futo-GTA4-GT-front

The GT variant of the Futo driven by the Albanian Mob. (Rear quarter view).

A modified variant of the Futo is driven by the Albanian Mob, and, as a result, can be commonly found in Little Bay. The GT can also rarely be found in other areas of Bohan.

The so-called "GT" variant (referred as such from the "GT" badge on the front grill) features a small body kit, a rear boot lip spoiler, a carbon-fiber hood, a roll cage, a strut bar mounted over the engine, a racing seat on the driver's side, an upgraded speed/torque gauge, and an additional "Inline 20v" badge under the right side rear light, a larger, blue titanium exhaust tip, an offset driver's side front license plate and finally a red tow clip, similar to those used on track cars on the passenger side of the front bumper.

The game still refers to the car simply as the Futo when the player enters it, and its performance is almost identical to the stock car's. The Futo GT is only seen in red and black (it looks like the Skyline), but can be resprayed any color. This may be because the car that the Futo is based on, (Toyota AE86 Levin and Nissan Skyline DR30 RS-Turbo), has also a GT model as well as an SR model.

Although these Futos are distinct from typical models, all Futos have "Futo GT" written on the interior of the doors, presumably to save texture memory.

In GTA V, The side skirt upgrade at Los Santos Customs will also add the "Inline 20V" badging under the right rear light, just like the Futo GT in GTA IV.

TriviaEdit

  • After collecting all thirty cars for Stevie, he agrees to purchase cars from Niko, with the Futo fetching $1,400.
  • The car is a creation of Mike Bush, an American vehicle designer for Rockstar UK, and an AE86 enthusiast.
  • The name "Futo" is a diminutive of the working file name during production, dorifuto, a Japanese word for drift.
  • Futos are used in the Gang Wars, but these come with different modifications.
  • The default radio station of this vehicle is K109 The Studio or IF99 - International Funk in GTA IV: Episodes from Liberty City and FlyLo FM and Soulwax FM in GTA V.
  • A popular color scheme for the AE86 was known as the "Panda"; black bumpers, spoiler, wheel (excluding the outer rim), and a black carbon fiber hood, with everything else white. The player can get a Futo GT and respray it until it has that color scheme. It bears a resemblance to a Sprinter TRUENO.
  • Due to a texture glitch, if the front windshield is damaged (usually after the car has rolled over multiple times), the windshield may suddenly turn white and lack texture, and you can't see through it. This glitch is also present in the Willard.
  • It has a similar design to the 3D Universe renditions of the Manana and Blista Compact, particularly the GTA San Andreas versions.
  • The Futo is the only Karin branded car with the K logo on the left corner bottom in the hood.
  • "Futo" is also an anagram made from the word tofu, which could be a reference to the anime that boosted up the AE86's popularity, Initial D; in the anime, the main character uses an AE86 as a tofu delivery car and a touge racer.
  • When customizing the Futo, the player can find a brand of rims named "Fujiwara". This makes a reference to the anime Initial D, wich popularized the AE86. Fujiwara is the surname of the main Initial D protagonist, Takumi Fujiwara. The rims are very similar to the ones used in the Initial D´s AE86. However, the player can't get the Fujiwara Tofu signature on both doors because there were no tofu stores in Los Santos.
  • There are burnt out wrecks in rural areas that look similar to the Futo; these wrecks are of four door design however, and sport a different grill, but the chassis, rear facade, and headlights are all markedly similar. This could've been a beta Futo.
  • It is suggested for early level GTA Online players that pride themselves on driving skill to find a Futo as they are easily modified, cheap, fast, and are classified as a Sports instead of Coupes or Muscle.
  • Due to the design of a "drift car" it takes a considerable amount of time to get used to the poor handling.
  • The car's exhaust doesn't have a proper hole, instead the exhaust hole is grey instead of further in to be black.
  • Despite its compact shape, the Futo is classed as a "Sports", rather than "Coupes" or "Compacts".
  • The Futo's rear lights look very similar to that of the Vice City and Vice City Stories renditions of the Police Car and Taxi.
  • You can modify a stock Futo in GTA V to look exactly like the Futo GT from GTA IV.

Modifications (GTA V)Edit

The Futo is a highly modifiable car and has all the standard performance modifications, plus:

  • Bumpers (3 front, 2 rear, and an overfender kit)
  • Sideskirts (Also adds "Inline 20V" badging under the right rear light) (1 option)
  • Spoilers (3 options)
  • Grille (one with logo, and one without that is also very slightly darker, and there is an option to have no grill.)
  • Roof (Roof Lip Spoiler)
  • Rollcage

LocationsEdit

GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty CityEdit

GTA VEdit

  • Sometimes found driving in traffic around Rockford Hills.
  • Spawn more commonly when driving a Rumpo.
  • During a Property Management mission, Pitchers will be robbed. The thief will be using this car to escape.
    • Like stated above, when Tivoli Cinema is robbed, the thief also uses the Futo to escape.

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