Friday, January 4, 2013

2000 Toyota Celica GT - 1980

TOYOTA CELICA 2000 GT ....






The Japanese company "Toyota Automatic Loom Works" was originally a textile factory and it is only several years after its foundation the company will convert the car. This transformation will happen in 1935 or the firm becomes " Toyota Motor Company ", whose avowed aim is to copy the best American models by adapting the Japanese market. Thus in 1936, the first car " Toyota "was born it was the AA model was in fact a copy of the Chrysler Airflow. After the war, from the 50s, " Toyota "will start a real business development by offering a range of passenger vehicles, commercial and utility extensive perfectly in line with market demands. This strategy will allow it to become in twenty years in the early 70's the third largest in the world behind the two U.S. giants General Motors and Ford following yet the most classic, medium cars, medium performance, robust engines but not very efficient, in a word, simple, robust and reliable ....



In the 70s, Nissan 240Z launched its assault on the world market and this car is a bestseller. In addition, the U.S. giant Ford has launched the Mustang in the United States and Europe in Capri both of which also meet a great success. The response of the Japanese manufacturer is Toyota Celica , an elegant coupe 2 doors and 4 seats, easy to manufacture, taking organs other series products range. Although it is based on the prototype EX-1, the line is reminiscent of American pony cars, smaller and lighter. The Celica is presented at the Tokyo show in 1970 is actually a small rear-wheel drive sports coupe with a 4 cylinder engine and 5-speed transmission. Marketing began in Japan in December 1970 and the car shares its base with the Carina, also new model Toyota. Both are assembled on the same assembly line. Differentiation models is made difficult by the fact that the designation of the chassis depends on the generation of the model, the motor used and ranges of finishes. Initially, there are three models of Toyota Celica baptized ET, LT and ST ....




The second generation Toyota Celica was launched in autumn 1977. Its production lasted until 1981, when it was replaced by a third generation. Again sharing its platform with the Carina, it remains a propulsion and displays a template revised upwards to 4.38 m long, 4.17 m against the first Celica 1970. Two engine families are installed in the Celica, the engine of the series "T" in 1.4 and 1.6 liter which will equip the Corolla and Carina also, and those of the family "R" 1.9 and 2 liters which is found on the Corona, Cressida and Hi-Lux. These are all inline-4 that are sold to Japan, while in North America the majority of Celica engines are equipped with "R". By cons in Europe, the two families of engines were imported, 1600 cm3 and 2000 cm3. Depending on the market, the unusual Toyota Celica will be available in 2-door coupe or 3-door Liftback ....



The Toyota Celica 1600GT version is engaged in competition and its powerful engine will prove its capabilities during an entire decade. The first victory for a Toyota officially launched in the rally Owe Andersson Rally of England in 1972, won his class. A derivative of this engine will prevail even in WRC rallies African 80s TA64 Celica on. To bring new versions of engines and pollution control equipment under the hood, the engine compartment is expanded to 1975. The frame is elongated and expanded but the body remains the same except for the front wings slightly longer. The bonnet has more plastic fake vents. The fuel tank is moved closer to the center of the car, leaving the filler cap for the rear end up in the C-pillar. Other Celica models adopt the lifting of the front from vintage 75. The cabin interior is pretty neat and many facilities are available without options such as power windows or air conditioning. In the end, Toyota Celica is well equipped and finish is worthy of the reputation of Japanese in this area ....




Regarding the engine, the Toyota Celica will use several different motors on all versions produced. The 4-cylinder, SOHC, 1407 cc 84 hp. The 4-cylinder, SOHC, 1588 cc 105 hp. The 4-cylinder, DOHC, 1588 cc 115 hp. The 4-cylinder, SOHC, 1968 cc 105 hp. And finally the 4-cylinder, DOHC, 1968 cc 145 hp at 6000 rev / min. The power of the most powerful engine in a given Mikuni / Solex body double. Transmission is ensured by a 5-speed manual transmission or an optional automatic transmission for the U.S. market. Thus equipped Toyota Celica 2000 GT is capable of reaching 180 km / h top speed, speed in the standard high for the time. Nowadays, it is a model Classic Vintage quite popular with collectors ....





Specifications:
  • Engine: 4 cylinder DOHC
  • Capacity: 1968 cm ³
  • Power: 145 hp at 6,000 r / min
  • Speed: 180 km / h


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