|Toyota CELICA GT-FOUR Rally Car (ST185) '95|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 4|
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||Standard|
|Interior in GT6||Simple|
|Max Power||301 BHP|
|Performance Points||475 PP|
|Max Torque||50.00 kgf.m|
|Weight||1,200 kilograms (2,600 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||3.99 kg (8.8 lb) per horsepower|
The Toyota CELICA GT-FOUR Rally Car (ST185) '95 is a 1995 WRC race car produced by Toyota. It first appeared in Gran Turismo 4, and has returned in every main game since, except for Gran Turismo Sport.
The car appears to be the #3 driven by Yoshio Fujimoto at the 1995 Safari Rally in Kenya, due to the extra body additions such as a snorkel and a reinforced brush guard employed to race on the harsher African climate. Fujimoto, along with the rest of the Toyota team, would later switch to the ST205 model Celica for the rest of the 1995 season. The team would be disqualified by the FIA, banned until the 1997 season and all points won were stripped due to an illegal air restrictor that bypassed regulations, giving an unfair advantage to those who drove for the team that year.
"The rally machine introduced in '92 that was built to the golden era of Toyota in the WRC."
Mitsubishi and Subaru weren't the only notable Japanese car makers in the WRC. Before they had made their respective marks, Toyota was a dominant force, and in 1992, Toyota Team Europe's weapon in the WRC was the ST185 based Celica Turbo 4WD. This machine was developed using knowledge gained from the Celica ST165, which had raced in the WRC through the previous year. To prevent loss of power from overheating, the front grille was enlarged and big exhaust outlets were set in the hood. The engine remained the 3S-G 2.0-liter inline-4, but it was equipped with a bigger turbocharger and water-cooled intercooler resulting in 296 BHP.
The Celica Turbo 4WD took 2nd place in its first time out. It grabbed its first checkered flag in the 4th round of the Safari Rally. It finished off the season, winning the last two races, and enabling lead driver Carlos Sainz to take the Driver's Title.
The following year, Toyota made even more improvements to the car, most notably, installing a misfiring system that raised reduced turbo lag. The revived Celica won seven out of 13 races that season. Juha Kankkunen took the Driver's Title and Toyota became the first Japanese maker to take the Manufacturer's Title.
By 1994, competition had significantly progressed, yet the ST185 still trudged along. The car recorded five wins, with Didier Auriol taking the Driver's Title and Toyota grabbing its second Manufacturer's Title.
This car can only be obtained by winning Yosemite Rally II on Medium.
This car can be purchased for 750,000 Credits.
As a Standard car, the Toyota CELICA GT-FOUR Rally Car (ST185) '95 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 344,688 Credits. It is a Level 11 car.
This car can be purchased for 350,000 Credits. It is a simplified car.
- This car is actually the GT-Four's 2-Liter World Cup Safari Rally trim instead of the better known Group A WRC trim.