Karin Futo

The Karin Futo is a compact tuner sports coupe in GTA 5 and GTA Online. The Karin Futo is based on the Toyota Corolla Levin (AE86) Coupe and the front, some parts, the shape and the paintjob in a Nissan Skyline DR30 RS Turbo. 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 Karin Futo is considered a tuning car, as its visual can be highly modified (spoiler, body kit, hood), as well as the perfomance.

The Karin Futo 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 Skyline DR30 and the AE86 Corolla). 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 Ubermacht Sentinel XS. The interior door panels have ‘Futo’ repeatedly in a pattern on the fabric. And the engine has ‘Futo’ written on it too.

The Karin Futo is powered by a naturally-aspirated, high revving 1.4-litre inline-4 engine, with five valves per cylinder and a 5-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 265 km/h. The chassis is firm and taut, giving the Karin 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. All in all the Karin Futo is great fun to drive, and makes an excellent escape or pursuit vehicle in missions. The Karin Futo is also an ideal car to drift since it is a light weight, front engine rear wheel drive car. 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.

Karin Futo GTA 5 Front
Karin Futo GTA 5 Front
Karin Futo GTA 5 Rear
Karin Futo GTA 5 Rear

GTA 5 Car: Karin Futo Detailed Info and Location

$1000 GTA Online
Los Santos Customs


Top Speed:
270 km/h

Extra Mods:
Bumpers, Sideskirts, Spoilers, Grille, Roof, Rollcage

Copy of Real Live vehicle:
Toyota Corolla Levin, Nissan Skyline DR30 RS Turbo

Karin Futo Location in GTA 5:

  • Sometimes found in or around Los Santos International Airport.
  • Spawn in Los Santos Customs parking lots.
  • Sometimes found driving in traffic around Rockford Hills.
  • During a Property Management mission, Pitchers will be robbed. The thief will be using Karin Futo  to escape.
    • Like stated above, when Tivoli Cinema is robbed, the thief also uses the Karin Futo to escape.
  • The Karin Futo spawn more commonly when driving a Rumpo.
  • While driving a Schyster Fusilade or another 2-door car, it may spawn near the gas station near the overpass just east of the Vanilla Unicorn.

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