TRD 2000 :

9 Oct 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on TRD 2000 :

TRD 2000

What better way for to cash in on the success of the JTCC to jam a 3S-GE into a Corolla/Ceres sedan?

Extremely ride height, 19-inch T-wings#8230; the 2.0L Super category certainly left its on the tuning scene through the In Japan the popularity of the series at around 1996 and quite on Toyota was well aware of the potential of the Japanese version of the Tourers, the JTCC, and offered special model in October of These were no ordinary parts bin#8221; specials.

The plan was to produce a road version of the JTCC Corolla meant slotting in the 400cc 3S-GE engine and S54 gearbox the ST202 Celica SS-II produced 180hp and 19.5kg/m, jump over the standard GT#8217;s 160hp and 16.5kg/m.

The TRD shared center stage the TRD 3000GT  at the 1994 Tokyo Salon and was well received able to draw some away from its bigger and powerful brother. Only 99 originally planned to be made, of only 14 were eventually sold 12 being Corollas and only were Ceres hardtops! At a when small capacity #8221;boy style front wheel cars were popular, the TRD was a dream come true.

However, at the 3,350,000 JPY asking (which was a good 1,624,000 JPY the base car), it was always to be difficult to move one let alone 99 to all but the … hard of JTCC To put that price into the ST205 Celica GT-Four for 3,150,000 JPY in 1994 at a time that model was enjoying popularity with Toyota WRC driver#8217;s and manufacturer#8217;s titles in and #8217;94.

AE101 Toyota Corolla TRD 2000

What did the 1,624,000 JPY get The 3s-GE and S54 gearbox of course, other performance upgrades as 20mm lowered springs and shock absorbers, sports pads, a dual muffler stainless system, a strut tower bar and a shift lever, all produced by

At extra cost there was a of optional parts you could add to your TRD as well including things Konig Prinz P200 seats, front and rear bars with polyurethane a heavy duty clutch, a LSD, a TRD leather sports wheel and TRD 15#215;6.5 Type-FT wheels with 195/55/R15 Yokohama Prix M5 tires. Was it worth it?

Going by the few TRD 2000 owners who blog entries about cars, the sheer scarcity of a model attracted them to 2000 as well as being a that performed very on the track when up against circuit favorites of the same the EG/EK Honda Civic One owner clocked a respectable around Tsukuba Circuit video below) while it relatively easy around the

TRD also produced two Corolla based TRD 2000s after a influential) customer personally the TRD treatment be applied to that too. I#8217;ve heard nothing about this car in my only that the two cars sold in the Tokyo district one being an ex-showroom model.

Check out an in-car video of a TRD Corolla at Tsukuba Circuit:

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