|Toyota ALTEZZA Touring Car|
|Appears in||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|
|Engine||Touring spec 3S-GE|
|Max Power||597 HP (GT3)|
301 HP (GT4-6)
|Performance Points||484 PP|
|Top Speed||165 miles per hour (266 km/h)|
|Weight||1,000 kilograms (2,200 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||1.68 kg (3.7 lb) per horsepower (GT3)|
3.32 kg (7.3 lb) per horsepower (GT4-6)
It debuted in Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec known there as the ALTEZZA LM Race Car, and has appeared in each mainline title since except Gran Turismo Sport, instead being a Touring Car with slightly lower speed.
Four colors are available for this car, which affects the wheels, rear spoiler, and mirrors:
- Silver/Red (#40)
- Silver/Blue (#35)
- Silver/Yellow (#10)
- Silver/Black (#24)
"The competition spec Altezza built for touring car racing."
At first glance, Toyota's Altezza may appear to be a typical 4-door family car. But beneath its sheetmetal lies a high-performance platform that's tailor-made for carving winding roads and apexing corners with aplomb, not unlike the legendary AE86. One could say that the Toyota Altezza was a reincarnation of the Levin/Trueno. The AE86, known as the "Hachi-Roku" (Eight Six) in Japan, still enjoys immense popularity as both an entry-level sportscar and as a base competition vehicle for drifters because of its compact size, FR layout, and nearly 50/50 front/rear weight distribution. These parameters are what compelled Gran Turismo to create a touring car-spec racing version of the enticing Altezza.
The production version featured a choice of two engines: a 2.0L DOHC inline-4, and a 2.0L DOHC inline-6. But for our new competition-grade car we've opted to install Toyota's famous 3S-GE powerplant, a 2.0L DOHC I4. The 3S-GE was the first mass-produced engine to feature titanium-alloy valves, and it also sports Toyota's variable valve-timing and lift technology, dubbed VVT-i. Paired with a smooth-shifting 5-speed manual gearbox, this drivetrain ordinarily makes 207 BHP. But for our application, we've bumped the redline up to 9500 rpm to wring out a grand total of 296 BHP.
Other additions include a full roll cage, stiffer springs and shocks, larger diameter ventilated disc brakes, sport exhaust, wider tires, and a limited-slip differential. If you're a fan of the AE86, then you'll no doubt enjoy our take on the modern-day Hachi-Roku.
The Toyota Altezza Touring Car (referred to as the Toyota ALTEZZA LM Race Car in this game) can only be won by completing these events:
- Altezza Race (Amateur League; there's a 1/4 chance of it showing up as a prize)
- Vitz Race (Professional; 1/4 chance of it showing up as a prize)
- Laguna Seca Endurance (1/3 chance of it showing up as a prize)
This car (referred to as the Toyota ALTEZZA Touring Car '01 in-game) can only be obtained by winning the Altezza Race in the One-Make Race section of the Toyota dealership.
This car can be purchased for 400,000 Credits.
As a Standard car, the Toyota ALTEZZA Touring Car can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 34,370 Credits. It is a Level 12 car.
This car can be purchased for 75,000 Credits (35,000 Credits in version 1.00). It is a simplified car.
- In GT3, the car can be equipped with dirt tires and thus can be used in rally courses; the ability was removed in later games.