Toyota COROLLA Rally Car '97
Toyota Corolla Rally Car '97
Appears in Gran Turismo 2
Manufacturer Toyota
Displacement 1972 cc
Drivetrain 4WD
Engine 3S-GTE
Max Power 397 BHP
Max Torque 370 lb-ft
Length 4100 mm
Width 1770 mm
Height 1365 mm
Weight 1,200 kilograms (2,600 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 3.02 kg (6.7 lb) per horsepower

The Toyota COROLLA Rally Car '97 is a rally car produced by Toyota. It only appears in Gran Turismo 2, being overshadowed by its WRC 1998 equivalent.

Even though the car doesn't show a driver number, it clearly appears to be the #7 driven by Didier Auriol, who achieved an 11th place finish in the 1997 WRC season.

In-game descriptionEdit

This description is taken from the PAL version of Gran Turismo 2:

In its full year of competition, the Toyota Corolla World Rally Car literally came to within inches of winning the world championship, eventually though, simple mechanical failure put an end to Carlos Sainz title bid. The Corolla WRC was built to comply with regulations that required each manufacturer to produce a limited run of 2,500 specialised road cars, designed more for competition than the consumer. While it borrowed some components from its World Championship winning predecessor, the Celica GT-Four, it was an entirely new design that began to take shape in 1996. The aim was to combine the latest intelligent, electronically controlled systems with the traditional rally car values of size, strength and simplicity. The most significant differences compared to past Toyotas are its dimensions. It's not only shorter than the Celica, but has a narrower track and much smaller overhangs at the front and rear. This allows the car to have a lower ride height on any given stage, and makes it more responsive and nimble. Suspension is by conventional MacPherson struts all round with Ohlins damping, but track widths are tailored to suit the conditions. Other features include a six speed gearbox operated by a steering column mounted "joystick". The transversely mounted engine is derived from the Celica's two litre turbocharged unit with the same bore and stroke, however World Rally Car rules allow revisions to the inlet and exhaust manifolds, as a result power and torque are greatly improved. In fact, depending on the chosen gearing, the Corolla's 300 BHP and 370 lb/ft of torque will get it from 0-60 mph in a little over three seconds. Ventilated discs front and rear, plus Michelin Speedline tyres, ensure it can come to an abrupt halt too, should the need arise.



This car can be won by winning the Rome City 2 Hours Endurance. It has a chance of 1/2 (50% of probability) to came as a prize car.



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