Zack, in his undefeatable GT-R, faces off against Tak in a specially tuned Eight Six. But the hero of the Night Kids racing team may very well learn that agility’s worth more than muscle on Akina Mountain, and that focus is worth more than bombast. Now the racing scene in Gunma Prefecture begins to wonder if Tak can spin that same racing magic on a run other than Mount Akina, while Tak himself shows the nascent signs of a racing obsession—piling on work hours, drawing away from Natalie … perhaps longing for a car of his own, a dream being realized by mousy little Iggy, who’s in the market for a new car and may decide to buy a Levin to match Tak’s Trueno. And Cole’s car comes back from the shop after being totaled on the mountain. It looks like the Akina Speed Stars are shaping up. But racing for fun turns into racing for your life when Shingo arrives on the mountain and challenges Tak to a deathmatch.