RWD 2001 Toyota Celica

RWD 2001 Toyota Celica

Toyota produced a rear-wheel drive Celica from 1970-1985 and after that it was front-wheel drive (1985-2006) or four-wheel drive (1986-1999). The owner of this 2001 Toyota Celica (ZZT231) decided to build a rear-wheel drive version. They started by turning the 1.8 L 2ZZ-GE inline-four from a transverse to a longitudinal layout. The change required the owner to modify the engine’s intake and exhaust manifold. The motor was mated to a Toyota Altezza SXE10 six-speed transmission with a modified bellhousing. A shortened driveshaft sends power to a Toyota Altezza SXE10 LSD with 4.30 gears. The car rides on a modified front subframe with a Toyota Auris suspension and brakes and a Toyota Mark II (JZX90) right tie-rod end. The rear is supported by a Toyota Premio ZZT245 4WD rear subframe with Auris 4WD hubs and Celica (ZZT231) knuckles.

RWD 2001 Toyota Celica

RWD 2001 Toyota Celica

RWD 2001 Toyota Celica

RWD 2001 Toyota Celica

RWD 2001 Toyota Celica

RWD 2001 Toyota Celica

RWD 2001 Toyota Celica

RWD 2001 Toyota Celica

RWD 2001 Toyota Celica

RWD 2001 Toyota Celica

RWD 2001 Toyota Celica

RWD 2001 Toyota Celica

RWD 2001 Toyota Celica

Source: BCR32 and tundora-drift via Crossbred Heart FB page

2 thoughts on “RWD 2001 Toyota Celica”

  1. Not bad, I’ve done two RWD 6th gen ST204 (GM LE5 destroked and turbocharged and my fun daily a Toyoya 1GR V6 destroked and turbocharged) and for fun I did a WRX power train swap to make a poor man’s GT-Four. Never cared for the 7th gen, they gave alright curves and then you hit the rear which is just flat with square taillights.

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