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Toyota ALTEZZA RS200 '98
Toyota ALTEZZA RS200 '98
Appears in Gran Turismo 2 (RM)
Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 Standard
Interior in GT6 Simple
Manufacturer Toyota
Displacement 1998 cc
Drivetrain FR
Aspiration NA
Engine 3S-GE w/ "BEAMS"
Max Power 207 BHP
Performance Points 396 PP
Max Torque 199.8 Nm
Length 4,400 millimetres (170 in)
Width 1,720 millimetres (68 in)
Height 1,410 millimetres (56 in)
Weight 1,340 kilograms (3,000 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 6.47 kg (14.3 lb) per horsepower

The Toyota ALTEZZA RS200 '98 is a Road car produced by Toyota. It appears in every main Gran Turismo game to date since Gran Turismo 2, with the exception of Gran Turismo Sport.

Colors

There are eight colors available for this vehicle:

  • Super White II
  • Silver Metallic
  • Dark Gray Mica Metallic
  • Black
  • Red Mica Metallic
  • Super Bright Yellow
  • Dark Green Mica
  • Blue Mica

In-game description

"The 4-cylinder Altezza made popular as a true sports saloon."

  • The Toyota Altezza was sold as the Lexus IS 200 in the U.S.

The best sports sedans in the world came from Europe, this was an established fact for decades, until the Altezza (Lexus IS) came along in October 1998. The new FR (Front engine/Rear drive) sedan was instantly embraced by the masses in Japan and in the U.S. since it represented the first FR sports sedan to come from that country for several years.

The Altezza came equipped with two engine types in Japan. One was a 2.0-liter DOHC inline-4 (dubbed the 3S-GE) with VVT-i, mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. It produced 207 BHP and 159.1 lb-ft of torque. The other came in the form of a 2.0-liter DOHC inline-6 that produced 158 BHP and 147.5 lb-ft. The U.S. version, called the Lexus IS, had the 3.0-liter DOHC inline-6, the 2JZ-GE engine, that produced 217 BHP and 216.9 lb-ft of torque through a 5-speed automatic gearbox.

In July 2001, Toyota added a sports wagon to the line. In Japan it was called the Gita, while the name Sport Cross was used in other parts of the world. The appearance of the station wagon was unique and aggressive, not at all possessing the boxy shape commonly associated with the genre.

The handling and power of the Altezza created many fans all over the world, and with this attractive car, the Japanese FR sports sedan was back.

Acquisition

GT2

This car can be bought at the Toyota dealership in East City for 24,000 Credits (with racing modifications costing 82,000 Credits). In addition, this car, aside from being purchasable at the dealership, is available from the start in Arcade Mode, where it is classified as a B-Class car.

GT3

This car can be bought at the Toyota dealership for 24,000 Credits.

GT4

This car can be bought in the Toyota New Cars showroom for 2,400,000 Credits. It is only possible in the NTSC-J version of the game.

GT PSP

This car can be purchased for 24,000 Credits.

GT5

As a Standard car, the Toyota ALTEZZA RS200 '98 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 18,850 Credits. It is a Level 1 car.

GT6

This car can be purchased for 24,000 Credits. It is a simplified car.

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