Toyota Starlet with a Hayabusa Inline-Four

Toyota Starlet with a Hayabusa Inline-Four

The Sanderson racing team (Kevin Sanderson, Michael Sanderson and Paul Sanderson) from New Zealand compete in Rallysprint and hill climb with their Toyota Starlet KP61. The little race car is powered by a 1.3 L inline-four from a Suzuki Hayabusa that makes 200 horsepower at 11,400 rpm. The engine is stock except for Wossner H-beam … Read more

Toyota Starlet with a 3S-GE Inline-Four

Toyota Starlet with a 3S-GE Inline-Four

Peter Schrey spent many hours in his garage in North Shore, New Zealand turning his 1981 Toyota Starlet into a race car. The little car rides on a tube chassis with a custom pushrod suspension that allows adjustable anti-squat and anti-dive. Power comes from a 2.0 L 3S-GE Gen 5 “Black Top” inline-four from a … Read more

Volvo 240 with a Toyota Starlet Body

Toyota Starlet with Volvo 240 chassis and powertrain

Jonny Moberg wanted a Toyota Starlet with some turbocharged Volvo power. Instead of shoving Volvo parts into the Starlet he decided to just weld the Volvo chassis under the Starlet body creating what he calls “StarVo”. The Volvo 240 chassis required shortening 34.2 cm (13.4 inches) to fit the Starlet wheelbase. The 2.3 L B230FT … Read more

Group F Rally Starlet with a 4A-GE Inline-Four

Group F Rally Toyota Starlet with a 4A-GE Inline-Four

This Toyota Starlet KP62 was built by Mikko Kataja at his company VHTRacing Engineering in Finland to compete in Finnish Group F rally. Under the hood sits a 1.6 L 4A-GE inline-four that produces 250 horsepower at 10,200 rpm. The engine features a 20v block, 16v “blue top” head, AutoVerdi rods, custom Wiseco pistons, custom … Read more