Celica is a pleasure. The pleasure of driving. It has a racing suspension and made-to-measure exhaust system, Recaro seat shells with four-point belts, safety cage, racing tank, special tires and wheels and body kit inspired with racing cars.
To reach 500hp isn’t an easy task. So TRD has modified a 4-cylinder engine from the 90’s that was used on Toyota IMSA GTP championship and also in Rod Miller’s Pikes Peak racing car. The cylinder diameter and stroke was extended together with installed turbo kit. The head of cylinder was specially modified only for this model and also a whole new stainless exhaust system was mounted. And the result is that Toyota Celica has now the maximum output of 500 HP at 8000 rpm, maximum torque of 550 Nm at 5500 rpm. For purpose of better handling and driving attributes; a stock front wheel drive was replaced with an all-wheel drive.
Changes have been made also with the help of Bilstein stabilizers and springs for compensating and support of additional weight. Big racing Rotora brakes are used for better deceleration. Rod Millen Motorsports installed the safety cage in its interior. The front pipes are welded right on the chassis but hidden under the lining. New plastic parts have extended the car for 9 cm in the front and 8cm in the back. This car needs stability like no other, so designers has used tires Michelin PILOT 245/35 and 19“ magnesium BBS rims. Calty Studios has painted this beast with the unique paintwork during a special 3-stage process.