I am not that interested in automotive (aviation all the way DC-3) but after seeing "Pimp My Reich" (I strongly suggest you to watch it, the ending is great) I learned there is a manga and an anime called Initial D. As I learned, there were 3 AE86's in the whole series but what about the modifications? Were "performance" modifications ever used in the series? They can be simple engine part replacements or whole engine/aspiration type replacements.
Simply put: did anyone of the AE86's had any kind of performance mods? Also I want to make a replica of it in racing sims. So should I use carbon fiber or black painting for the hood? What is the history of hood part replacement throughout the series?