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Toyota RSC '01
Toyota RSC '01
Appears in Gran Turismo Concept
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 Standard
Interior in GT6 Simple
Manufacturer Toyota
Drivetrain 4WD
Max Power 267 BHP
Performance Points 449 PP
Weight 1,350 kilograms (3,000 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 5.06 kg (11.2 lb) per horsepower

The Toyota RSC '01 is a Concept car produced by Toyota. It first appears in Gran Turismo Concept, and has appeared in every main game since, with the exception of Gran Turismo Sport.

ColorsEdit

Four colors[1] are available for this car. It should be noted that while the colors are named in GT Concept, they are unnamed in later games:

  • RSC Yellow (GT Concept only)
  • RSC Red (GT Concept only)
  • RSC Black
  • RSC Midnight Pearl (GT Concept only)
  • RSC Blue Metallic
  • RSC Graphite Silver Metallic (GT Concept only)
  • RSC Silver Metallic
  • Dark Green (GT4 onwards only)

In-game descriptionEdit

"The concept model that brings the wildness of SUV design to a coupé."


RSC stands for "Rugged Sports Coupe," i.e. a tough yet sporty off-road coupe. This concept car was presented at the 2003 Tokyo Motor Show as part of an effort on Toyota's part to explore possibilities for future generations of sports cars. In fact, the model drew inspiration from the WRC. Looking to designs of WRC vehicles, designers tried to inject the car with the "rugged" styling of rally cars.

As the name suggests, the exterior styling feels stocky yet sporty, while the raised height is striking, giving the RSC the air of an SUV. Crossover design techniques were also tapped.

The styling was the responsibility of CALTY, Toyota's American design studio. By giving it a 2+2 coupe body and a vehicle height that says 4WD, the team is suggesting a new paradigm for next-generation sports cars. The biggest characteristic of the body styling is the use of wide blister wheel arches at the front and rear, with 19" tyres tucked inside. The ensemble gives the feeling that this car can drive through whatever kind of road surface it encounters.

The interior also follows the rally car motif in being exceedingly simple. One distinctive feature is the sequential shift knob located next to the steering wheel. The front seats are bucket-style with 4-point seatbelts. The rear seats are foldable and stowable, and the aluminium panels used in the luggage space have a futuristic look. It is also possible to store tools underneath the quarter panels.

Specifications other than body dimensions and so forth were not made clear, but the 98.0 inches wheelbase is the same as that of the 5-door RAV4 offered at the time.

AcquisitionEdit

GT ConceptEdit

The player can unlock this car by getting the bronze medal in the sixth Course License test, held at the Mid-Field Raceway in reverse.

GT4Edit

This car can only be obtained by winning the Whistler Ice Race on Easy. It's not for sale in the Toyota dealership.

GTPSPEdit

This car can be purchased for 500,000 Credits.

GT5Edit

As a Standard car, the Toyota RSC '01 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 299,830 Credits. It is a Level 5 car.

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased for 300,000 Credits. It is a simplified car.

TriviaEdit

  • In Gran Turismo 4, this car cannot be sold, only discarded from the garage.

PicturesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. Seven in Gran Turismo Concept
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