Born to be wild. Thats the latest GT-Four. Concieved as the fastest of Japan's turbcharged, four-wheel drive rally contenders, the hot rod Celica is the spiritual successor to Godzilla - Nissans mighty Skyline GT-R. It's not...
Born to be wild. Thats the latest GT-Four. Concieved as the fastest of Japan's turbcharged, four-wheel drive rally contenders, the hot rod Celica is the spiritual successor to Godzilla - Nissans mighty Skyline GT-R.
It's not quite a supercar Supra, but the third generation GT-Four more than justifies its position as Toyota's Australian performance flagship.
THE STATS Toyota Celica GT-Four Prices:basic AU$83,690
ENGINE trans, in-line 4 Induction/valves efi, dohc, 16v, turbo Bore x Stroke (mm) 86.0 x 86.0 Capacity (litres) 1.998 Compression ratio (:1) 8.5 Max. power 178kW @ 6000rpm Max. torque 302nM @ 4000rpm Redline/cutout 7200/7200
TRANSMISSION 5 speed manual Gear ratios (km/h per 1000rpm) 1st 3.384 (7.8) 2nd 1.913 (13.8) 3rd 1.258 (20.9) 4th 0.918 (28.7) 5th 0.731 (36.0) Final drive 4.285
CHASSIS Permanent 4WD Suspension - front struts, coil springs, anti-roll bar Suspension - rear struts, coil springs, anti-roll bar Steering pwr, rack and pinion Turns lock to lock 2.4 Turning Circle (m) 11.2 Brakes - front/rear discs/discs, ABS Tyres - size 215/50R16 Tyres - make Dunlop Performa 8000 Kerb Mass (kg) 1388 Fuel Tank (ltrs) 68
BODY two door hatchback Whellbase (mm) 2535 Track (front/rear) 1510/1490 Length 4420 Width 1750 Height 1305
PERFORMANCE Speeds km/h @ rpm 1st gear 56@7200 2nd gear 99@7200 3rd gear 151@7200 4th gear 206@7200 5th gear 245@6800
Acceleration (seconds) 0-60km/h 3.3 0-80km/h 4.8 0-100km/h 6.6 0-120km/h 9.3 0-140km/h 12.2 0-400 metres (km/h) 14.9 (148.5) Rolling start in gear 3rd 4th 5th 40-70km/h 4.7 8.2 12.3 60-90km/h 3.5 6.3 11.1 80-110km/h 3.4 5.3 10.0 100-130km/h 3.8 6.2 --
And the Toyota Team Europe produce better than 700Nm from its WRC Celicas!