- This article is about the road car. See Toyota GT-One (TS020) '98 and/or Toyota GT-One (TS020) '99 for the race cars.
The Toyota GT-ONE Road Car (TS020) '98 is a road car specially produced by Toyota due to the GT1 regulations to enter the 1998 24 Hours of Le Mans. It only appears in Gran Turismo 2 and Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec.
There is only one color available for this car, it is unnamed in-game:
- Super Red IV
This description is taken from the PAL version of Gran Turismo 2 (note that the description text refers to details about the race car only; as such, technical specifications mentioned in the text might not apply to the road car):
This TS020 is the machine that Toyota prepared for victory when declaring Toyota's participation in the 1998 Le Mans 24 hour-race. This machine was produced by the TTE (Toyota Team Europe) led by Ove Anderson, and is loaded with a power unit based on the V8 Twin Turbo engine used in previous Group C races. This was combined with what could be called the ultimate GT machine body. And at the 1998 Le Mans, it achieved the miraculous by nearly succeeding in a debut win. In 1999, the TS020 further evolved for its second attempt at Le Mans. The body created from a carbon fibre composite with dimensions of 4840mm length x 2000mm width x 1125mm height and a wheel base of 2800mm, had a larger cutout in the front fender and eliminated the rear fender louvers, and regulation changes decreased the tyres from 19 to 18 inches. The ABS has also been removed. The power unit is a 3.6 litre V8 twin turbo, modified from the 1998 R36V model to the current R36V-R. The maximum output exceeds 600PS, with 65,0kgm maximum torque. The transmission is a 6-speed sequential semi-automatic, like the F1, but due to regulations also has a mechanical shift lever. A Zaks 4-plate carbon clutch is adopted. The chassis is a single-molded fibre composite product, with a push-rod style double wishbone suspension installed. The brakes are a combination of carbon fibre ventilated discs with AP 6-pot calipers. The vehicle weight is only 900Kg. At the 1999 Le Mans championships, two out of three vehicles retired, but vehicle #3 handled by Ukyo Katayama, Keiichi Tsuchiya, and Toshio Suzuki, three Japanese drivers, scored a magnificent second place.
This car can be purchased in the special section of the Toyota Dealership for 1,000,000 Credits (100,000,000 Cr on NTSC-J version).
This car can only be obtained by completing the following events:
In both events, it has a chance of 1/4 (25% of probability) to come as a prize car. The car's sell price of 550,000 Credits makes it the most valuable road car in the game.
- This is one of the only two non-race cars in Gran Turismo 2 that cannot have weight reduction applied to it, the other being the Toyota PRIUS '97.
- On Gran Turismo 2, this car tantalizes players by being advertised as having 591 BHP (600 PS), which is the exact power limit for certain races. However, when the player buys the car, an extra 2 BHP is added on, meaning that it cannot be entered into races with this power limit.
- This car can also be tuned by purchasing one of the four stages of turbo in the tuning section. Purchasing the stage 4 turbo gives the car 975 BHP, almost in par with the Suzuki Escudo Pikes Peak Version.
- This is one of several known cars that hasn't returned to a later Gran Turismo game despite appearing in Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec. Other notable cars from this list includes the BMW 328Ci, and the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII Rally Car Prototype.
- Miswritten as 1997 in-game.
- Miswritten as 1998 in-game.
- Miswritten as Sakyo in-game.