With Tak’s winning streak cut short by Kyle Sudoh of Team Emperor, it’s up to Ry Takahashi to defend the honor of Gunma against the invading Lancer Evo squad. But even Ry admits that Kyle drives an unbeatable car. Out of the spotlight, Tak’s father installs a new engine in the Eight Six, however Tak’s mind is addled with images of Natalie and her older suitor. But where one romance grows bitter, another grows sweet. Iggy’s love life looks up when a girl from a neighboring prefecture catches his eye. And it just so happens that her brother drives a certain, very exciting car.