NZ Classic Car

RALLY-BRED PEDIGREE

Toyota dedicated many years of its World Rally Championship (WRC) competition experience to the development of the new Celica GT-Four ST205, which was released in February 1994.

The GT-Four ST205 was to be the most powerful Celica produced to date. Toyota engineers developed a new two-litre turbo engine exclusively for the GT-Four, boasting a larger CT20B twinentry turbocharger, combined with a larger water-cooled intercooler, and modified the water jacket in the cylinder head. It also featured ‘laser-clad’ valve seats for enhanced engine cooling and efficiency, and revised intake valve lift. Laser-clad valve seats, created by lasering a powder mix directly onto the head instead of adding press-fit seat inserts, offer lower valve head temperatures and optimal shaping of intake throat. A higher capacity intake manifold surge tank was also developed to improve intake efficiency, resulting in an engine with higher torque

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