TRD 2000 :

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Toyota Corolla Ceres

TRD 2000

What better way for to cash in on the success of the JTCC to jam a 3S-GE into a Corolla/Ceres sedan?

Extremely ride height, 19-inch T-wings… the 2.0L Super category certainly left its on the tuning scene through the In Japan the popularity of the series at around 1996 and quite on Toyota was well aware of the potential of the Japanese version of the Tourers, the JTCC, and offered special model in October of These were no ordinary parts bin” specials. The was to produce a road going of the JTCC Corolla which slotting in the 400cc bigger engine and S54 gearbox from the Celica SS-II which 180hp and 19.5kg/m, a decent over the standard Corolla 160hp and 16.5kg/m.

The TRD 2000 shared center with the TRD 3000GT  at the 1994 Auto Salon and was well being able to draw attention away from its and more powerful brother. 99 were originally planned to be of which only 14 were with 12 being Corollas and 2(!) were Ceres At a time when small racer” style front drive cars were the TRD 2000 was a dream come However, at the 3,350,000 JPY asking (which was a good 1,624,000 JPY the base car), it was always to be difficult to move one let alone 99 to all but the die hard of JTCC fans. To put price into perspective, the Celica GT-Four sold for JPY

in 1994 at a time when model was enjoying considerable with Toyota winning WRC and manufacturer’s titles in ’93 and ’94.

AE101 Toyota Corolla TRD 2000

Toyota Corolla Ceres

What did the 1,624,000 JPY get The 3s-GE and S54 gearbox of course, other performance upgrades as 20mm lowered springs and shock absorbers, sports pads, a dual muffler stainless system, a strut tower bar and a shift lever, all produced by At extra cost there was a of optional parts you could add to your TRD as well including things Konig Prinz P200 seats, front and rear bars with polyurethane a heavy duty clutch, a LSD, a TRD leather sports wheel and TRD 15×6.5 Type-FT wheels with 195/55/R15 Yokohama Prix M5 tires. Was it worth it? by the few TRD 2000 owners who have entries about their the sheer scarcity of such a attracted them to the TRD well as being a model performed very well on the when up against other favorites of the same era like the Honda Civic SiR-II.

One owner clocked a respectable around Tsukuba Circuit video below) while it relatively easy around the

TRD also produced two Corolla based TRD 2000s after a influential) customer personally the TRD treatment be applied to that too. I’ve heard nothing about this car in my only that the two cars sold in the Tokyo district one being an ex-showroom model.

out an in-car video of a TRD 2000 at Tsukuba Circuit:

Toyota Corolla Ceres
Toyota Corolla Ceres
Toyota Corolla Ceres

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