The Toyota Celica GT-FOUR was launched in 1986 and produced until 1999. Celica has been taking part in rallies for a long time now, but it was the GT-FOUR that really catapulted the Celica name into people’s consciousness.
Launched in October 1986 as Toyota’s first full four-wheel drive car, it shone with an impressive performance in the WRC. The GT-FOUR is different from the other Celicas by a huge grille and air let at the front not seen on other models, and a large tail wing.
It is powered by a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder DOHC 3S-GTE engine (a turbocharged 3S-GE), which delivers up to 251hp and 224.2 lb-ft of torque. Although it has great potential, the overall impression of the car is rather solemn and lacking lightness.
Despite its dullness its functions are first class, though a high level of technique is required in order to extract its full potential.