|Toyota ALTEZZA Gita AS300 '01|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo Concept|
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||ST|
|Interior in GT6||Simple|
|Max Power||210 BHP|
|Performance Points||405 PP|
|Weight||1,470 kilograms (3,200 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||7 kg (15 lb) per horsepower|
"Altezza sports spec estate with a 3 L, inline-6 engine."
- The Toyota Altezza was sold as the Lexus IS 200 in the U.S.
The best sports sedans in the world came from Europe, this was an established fact for decades, until the Altezza (Lexus IS) came along in October 1998. The new FR (Front engine/Rear drive) sedan was instantly embraced by the masses in Japan and in the U.S. since it represented the first FR sports sedan to come from that country for several years.
The Altezza came equipped with two engine types in Japan. One was a 2.0-liter DOHC inline-4 (dubbed the 3S-GE) with VVT-i, mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. It produced 207HP and 159.1 ft-lbs. of torque. The other came in the form of a 2.0-liter DOHC inline-6 that produced 158HP and 147.5 ft-lbs. The U.S. version, called the Lexus IS, had the 3.0-liter DOHC inline-6, the 2JZ-GE engine, that produced 217HP and 216.9 ft-lbs of torque through a 5-speed automatic gearbox.
In July 2001, Toyota added a sports wagon to the line. In Japan it was called the Gita, while the name Sport Cross was used in other parts of the world. The appearance of the station wagon was unique and aggressive, not at all possessing the boxy shape commonly associated with the genre.
The handling and power of the Altezza created many fans all over the world, and with this attractive car, the Japanese FR sports sedan was back.
This car can be purchased for 27,600 Credits. It has a simple interior.
As a Standard car, the Toyota ALTEZZA Gita AS300 '01 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 24,437 Credits. It is a Level 1 car.
This car can be purchased for 27,600 Credits.
This car can be bought at the Toyota New Cars Dealership for 2,760,000 Credits. However this is only possible in the NTSC-J version of the game.
In the international versions of the game, the Lexus IS 300 Sport Cross '01 replaces this car, costing 27,600 Credits, which could mean that they are the same vehicle, although the IS 300 Sport Cross is a Lexus and the Altezza Gita is a Toyota.