Sunday 3 February 2013
The Celica XX (pronounced as "double X") is the Japanese domestic market name of the MKI and MKII Toyota Celica Supra. It was offered in Japan during the years 1978–1986, with it being redesigned in 1981. The Supra was sold as the Celica XX only in Japan at Japanese dealership sales channels called Toyota Corolla Store, as elsewhere it was sold as the Celica Supra, although they remain popular as grey imports to New Zealand.
The 2000GT was the flagship model of the XX range. Featuring the smaller 2.0-litre six-cylinder DOHC 24-valve 1G-EU, Yamaha took the base 1G-EU and improved it, resulting in the 1G-GEU significantly upping the output of the engine, which also served in the 1985 Toyota Soarer. The smaller-capacity engine meant taxes were less than the bigger 5M-GEU of the 2800GT. 1G-GEU made 160 PS (118 kW) at 6400 rpm.
The 2800GT was the most powerful of the range, featuring the 2.8-litre six-cylinder DOHC 5M-GEU making 175 PS (129 kW) at 5,600 rpm.
The 2000G/S with M-TEU with intercooler made 160 PS (118 kW) at 5400 rpm, as much as the 1G-GEU, but made more torque lower down the rev range, 23.5 m·kgf (230 N·m at 3000 rpm.
The lower-range models, being 2000G/S, were the least powerful, featuring the 1G-EU, which made 125 PS (92 kW) at 5,400 rpm. They also lacked a lot of features found on other models in an effort to lower cost.
- engine: 6 cylinders
- capacity: 2759 cc
- horsepower: 170 HP
- gearbox: 5+1
- top speed: 210 km/h