Toyota Celica GT-Four ST185

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1996 Toyota Celica ST185

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The A Toyota Celica GT-Four made its competition debut on the Carlo Rally, the opening of the 1992 World Rally series, the beginning of a competition that was to be even more than its illustrious predecessor, the

It took great skill and on the part of the designers and engineers with developing the ST185 to up with a machine capable of all the performance and handling demands of rallying. The finished product was the ‘Carlos Sainz Edition’ in of the achievements of the celebrated Spanish who in 1990 had become Toyota’s world rally champion.

In order to meet the homologation for Group A competition, 5,000 RC production versions of the Celica manufactured and sold in Europe, and Japan. This model was a development from the regular Celica coupe, and was introduced in 1989.

In competition, the ST185 did not enjoy success and Toyota’s engineers had to with a series of problems mid-way through the year, modifications to the suspension and powertrain the car to show its full potential on the Rally.

For the 1992 season, campaign was spearheaded by Sainz, by Luis Moya, and Armin co-driven by Arne Hertz. recorded four victories and his second WRC drivers’ title. In the championship Toyota was placed an encouraging result which hopes for an even better in the coming year.

The ST185 entered 1993 a new livery, the green and red corporate of lead sponsor Castrol. A significant change was the move Pirelli to Michelin tyres, succeeded in improving performance. was a change of drivers, too, triple World Champion Kankkunen joining the team, with Didier Auriol.

By claiming its sixth victory of the at the Rally Australia, Toyota at achieved its long-held ambition of the WRC manufacturers’ championship. This in no way the team’s determination to gain success: a new traction control was tested at the 1,000 Lakes demonstrating Toyota’s commitment to the best in advanced technologies. amassed five wins to his fourth drivers’ title, 23 clear of the field. The run of success a Toyota 1-2-3-4 finish in the Rally.


In 1994 the ST185 continued its of the WRC, with Didier becoming the first Frenchman to the drivers’ title and Toyota its second consecutive manufacturers’

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