Friday, June 2, 2017

Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205

In the land of the Japanese performance car, one stands out ... the Toyota Celica GT-Four.

As the third and final incarnation of the World Rally Championship competing all-wheel drive Celica, the ST205-generation car was by far the best-developed and most impressive road-going Celica of all time.
A four-wheel drive system with neutral 50/50 torque split, potent 2.0-litre turbocharged engine and coupe styling combined to produce an enticing package. The ST205 was engineered to win rallies, making it an extremely effective road car.

Toyota Celica GT-Four (ST205 UK spec)
Engine 1998cc, four-cylinder turbo
Power 239bhp @ 6000rpm
Torque 223lb ft @ 4000rpm
Top speed 152mph
0-60mph 6.3sec
Fuel consumption 28.8mpg
Gearbox Five-speed manual
Select examples of Japanese tin are now hot property, and the first-gen Toyota Celica is getting there. Handsome, lively (for the day) and well-built, it earned its ‘Baby Mustang’ nickname.