Toyota built a 4WD turbo version of their Celica in order to homologate it for world rallying. It first appeared in 1988 as the GT-Four, which in street-going form produced 185bhp (138kW) with its boosted 16v four-cylinder. The Celica was already a great handling front-wheel drive vehicle, and the extra two wheels driving made it even more memorable, if expensive. In 1990 Toyota launched the All-Trac, with more power and active suspension. This did very well in rallying in the early 1990s, winning many races and eventually taking the World Rally Championship in 1993. By then the car was both quick and very reassuring on fast, twisty streets. The hood had a huge intake for the intercooler and the turbo used a clever method of smoothing flow with two different-sized ports for the exhaust. Power on street cars could be 300bhp (224kW); the excellent chassis easily coped.
Toyota Celica All-Trac Specifications
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