What’s a Toyota Corolla II GP Turbo?? [Archive] – PerformanceForums

22 Mar 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on What’s a Toyota Corolla II GP Turbo?? [Archive] – PerformanceForums

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The Toyota Corolla II EL31 shares a chassis and many body panels with a Tercel, but that’s where all the similarities finish. Powered by a 1.5ltr 12v SOHC 4cyl intercooled turbo the EL31 Toyota Corolla II Turbo came out to the world with a number of variants of its name. GP Turbo and Corsa are the most common, though there is a SRI model that uses the same body but is powered by the 3E-E non turbo motor.

The EL31 Corolla II could be mistaken to have more in common with a Corolla but actually shares more parts with a EP70 / 71 Starlet. Using parts from the starlet like a engine which has been revised with a larger capacity and also internals the 2E-TE from the starlet is near identical to the 3E-TE from the GP Turbo / Corsa. The GP/Corsa rides on McPherson Strut Coil Spring suspension with a factory fitted front sway bar and a twist beam rear axel.

Weighing in at 900kg’s and producing 110ps/5600rpm makes a enjoyable ride but not exactly mind boggling.

Four wheel disk brakes will keep the driver off the guardrails with vented front disks and solid rear disks. from high speed the brakes work well but running around town they get to feel a bit loose and spongy, a good set of brakes pads with better brake fluid should fix this problem. The standard wheels are only 14inch items and not one of Toyota’s best efforts in design.

When jumping into the cabin the first item to grab your attention are the adjustable bucket seats that have excellent comfort. The driver can adjust his seat around his waist and legs to keep from sliding about on mountain roads, though the passenger has to make do by holding on tight, only the driver gets the adjustments.

Next to grab the attention of the driver is the instrument cluster, with all the normal dials besides one, a Digital boost gauge which measures the amount of boost the engine is using and also when in the rev range the boost is coming on. Unfortunately there are no numbers to indicate the amount of boost the engine is running.

Driving the GP/Corsa for the first time the pedals seem to be very close and takes some time to get use to, but to make up for this Toyota threw a double din tape deck stereo in with 6 speakers to keep you entertained on those long drives. The speakers are located as follows: two in the dash, two in the rear parcel shelf and 2 built into the back of the seats which can be controlled by their own volume adjustment, turn it right up for a massage!

The cabin hosts the run of the mill luxuries such as air conditioning, climate control, power windows, power mirrors, power steering, central locking, roof mounted filtered fan and adjustable 3 way suspension. which isn’t to shabby for a car made in the 1980’s.

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