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    Found this in the Forced Induction section. Lagos had posted this up back in 2005. Thought it would be good to have it here.

    From Lagos:
    found this official PR on the net, thougth you guys would like it:


    Press Information
    March 25, 1992


    In developing this latest version of the Celica GT-Four, Toyota set out to provide Toyota Team Europe (TTE) and its leading drivers, Carlos Sainz and Markku Alen, with reliable and ultra-competitive machinery with which to contest the 1992 World Rally Championship. The previous GT-Four rally car had already set the highest standards, winning five championship rallies last year and five more in 1990, the year in which Spaniard Carlos Sainz lifted the World Championship.

    In homologating the Celica Turbo 4WD Carlos Sainz for international rally competition, Toyota had to produce 5000 examples of which 3000 have been allocated to Europe and of these, only 440 are available in the UK.

    The car obviously had to be relatively easy to convert into an effective rally machine, capable of winning in the snow and ice of Europe as well as the heat, dust and mud of Australia, Argentina and Kenya. Considerable attention was therefore paid to keeping the engine and turbocharger cool as well as to the suspension.

    But for the road-going version of this already successful rally car, great comfort, practicality and easy driveability were top priorities as well as performance.

    The Turbo 4WD Carlos Sainz is instantly recognisable from its redesigned front bumper and air dam which not only looks very purposeful, but also allows adequate cooling air to reach the water and oil radiators. Front fog lights (standard on the GT-Four) are not fitted. The bonnet is also a new body pressing with a small air inlet specifically to cool the engine timing belt and three separate air outlet ducts designed to evacuate hot air from the engine compartment. At the rear, the bumper has also been redesigned to reduce weight and there are small change to the rear light clusters.

    The 3S-GTE 2.0-litre engine with 16 valves and twin overhead camshafts is largely unchanged, but the turbocharger now features a water (instead of air) cooled intercooler increasing power from 201 to 205 bhp at 6000 rpm. To improve heat dissipation in the valve area next to the valve seat, the 3S-GTE cylinder head uses the world's first laser-clad seats. Welded by laser beam, the one-piece structure allows heat to dissipate more evenly. Although peak torque remains the same at 203 lb ft, the characteristics have changed to give a much flatter torque curve for even better mid-range performance. As a further aid to engine cooling, the electronic radiator fan power has been increased from 120 watts to 160 watts.

    Underneath, the oil sump protector has been redesigned to save more weight and is now welded to the chassis centre member. In a further effort to reduce weight, the exhaust system is not fitted with a dynamic damper and the rear exhaust silencer has been changed to reduce pressure loss and add a sportier exhaust note. Noise, vibration and harshness have been reduced though, by fitting a dynamic damper to the central prop shaft of the four wheel drive transmission system.

    To make for even quicker gear changes, the clutch stroke has been reduced from 145 mm to 125 mm and the gear lever throw has been reduced from 68 mm to 55 mm.

    The Celica GT-Four already has a fine reputation for stability, exceptional grip and outstanding handling but, for the Carlos Sainz version, the suspension came under renewed scrutiny. MacPherson struts are retained front and rear but the dampers are new and reduce friction. At the front, Vorlauf geometry is used, the kingpin offset is reduced and the lower L arms are anchored to a front chassis member for greater rigidity. There is now greater negative camber at the rear and the dampers include valves which allow them to effectively damp even very low velocity wheel shocks. Straight line stability, cornering and handling characteristics are all improved by these apparently small but important changes.

    Elsewhere, the rigidity of the steering column has been increased with a new rubber coupling on the intermediate shaft. The centre differential of the 4WD transmission now incorporates a viscous coupling, and a torque sensing (Torsen) LSD continues to be used at the rear. This LSD consists of two worm gears and six worm gears with spur gears on them. These use gear friction to create bias and, with a higher bias than conventional LSDs, the time lag is shorter. Not only does the Torsen differential split torque left and right, but it makes it possible for accomplished drivers to control the torque split with adroit use of the accelerator.

    Further improvements to the transmission include triple cone synchro on second gear and double cone synchro on third for improved durability and ease of shifting. Inside, the Celica Turbo 4WD Carlos Sainz is identified by a special numbered plaque on the centre console bearing Sainz's signature. The steering wheel has a thicker leather cover, and the shorter throw gear lever and knob are a new design. New cloth trim is practical as well as sporty, and a coin slot on the console is convenient for loose change.

    Like the Celica GT-Four, the Carlos Sainz version has the kind of luxury features a rally driver would love to have. Air conditioning, and electric sunroof, electric windows and central locking are all there along with a six-speaker RDS stereo radio and cassette system. The steering wheel is tilt adjustable and steering is power assisted. A three-way catalytic converter is standard.

    Technical Specification

    ENGINE 3S-GTE 4 cylinder, in-line. Turbocharger
    with water cooled intercooler

    Valve mechanism 4 valves per cylinder. DOHC
    Bore and stroke 86 mm x 86 mm
    Capacity 1998 cc
    Compression ratio 8.8:1
    Fuel system Electronic fuel injection
    Fuel type 95 RON unleaded (3-way catalytic converter)
    Ignition Transistorised
    Power output 205 bhp at 6000 rpm
    Torque 203 lb ft at 3200 rpm
    Battery 12V 48 amp hr
    Alternator 12V 80A

    Maximum speed 143 mph
    0-60 mph 7.6 secs
    0-400 m 15.4 secs

    Speeds in gears -
    1st 34.8 mph
    2nd 61.5 mph
    3rd 93.8 mph
    4th 128.6 mph

    Fuel consumption- urban

    23.3 mpg (12.1 litres/100 km)
    56 mph 37.7 mpg (7.5 litres/100 km)
    75 mph 30.1 mpg (9.4 litres/100 km)

    Towing capacity with/ 1200 kg/600 kg
    without brake

    Fuel tank capacity 68 litres

    Length 4425 mm
    Width 1745 mm
    Height 1300 mm
    Wheelbase 1475 mm
    Track 1445 mm
    Overhang Front 1000 mm
    Rear 900 mm
    Ground clearance 150 mm

    Kerbweight Front 910 kg
    Rear 610 kg
    Total 1520 kg

    Gross vehicle weight Front 1015 kg
    Rear 875 kg
    Total 1890 kg

    Cd 0.35


    Clutch Diaphragm spring, single plate

    Transaxle type E151F


    1st 3.583
    2nd 2.045
    3rd 1.333
    4th 0.972
    5th 0.731
    Reverse 3.545

    Diff ratios Front 3.933
    Centre 0.341
    Rear 2.928

    Rear diff Torque Sensing Type


    Front and rear MacPherson struts with anti-roll bars

    Spring rate Front 30.0 N/mm
    Rear 28.5 N/mm

    Anti-roll bar front/rear Torsion, 27 mm dia/l8 mm


    Front Ventilated discs 277 mm dia with tandem
    7 in x 9 in servo assistance

    Rear Discs 288 mm dia with tandem
    7 in x 9 in servo assistance

    Parking brake 170 mm drum acting on rear


    Ratio Rack and pinion 16.8:1, 2.7 turns lock to lock

    Power assistance Spool Valve

    Turning circle (tyre) 11.0 m

    Front toe-in 0 mm

    Front camber -10

    Castor 1 10


    215/50 VR 15 Dunlop on 15 x 6.5jj
    alloy wheels

    Standard Equipment

    Alloy wheels
    Front and rear mudflaps
    Colour keyed bumpers and door mirrors (electrically adjusted)
    Headlamp washers
    Tinted glass with laminated screen
    Rear wash wipe with intermittent
    3-speed wipers plus variable intermittent
    Rear spoiler
    Locking fuel filler with internal release
    Electric aerial
    Illuminated boot with tool kit
    Heated rear window
    50/50 split rear seats
    Inertia reel seatbelts
    Electronic stereo radio cassette with RDS, Dolby, 18 pre-set
    stations and six speakers
    Centre console/armrest with cassette storage
    Cigarette lighter
    Cup holder
    Illuminated, lockable glove box
    Sun visors with vanity mirror
    Central locking
    Electric windows
    Tilt and slide electric sunroof
    Map light
    Digital clock
    Panel light rheostat
    Cockpit headlamp adjustment
    Push button heater/ventilation controls with four speed blower
    Internal releases for bonnet and boot
    Tilt adjustable steering column
    Passenger grab handle
    Full carpeting
    Cloth velour upholstery
    5-way adjustable driver's seat
    Lights-on audible warning
    ABS braking
    Power steering
    Air conditioning
    Leather rimmed steering wheel
    Memory tilt away steering column
    3-way catalytic converter
    2017 Toyota 86

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    Cockpit headlamp adjustment?

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