|Toyota WEDSSPORT CELICA (JGTC) '03|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 4|
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||ST|
|Interior in GT6||Simple|
|Max Power||295 HP|
|Performance Points||509 PP|
|Max Torque||325.48 ft-lb|
|Top Speed||172 miles per hour (277 km/h) (MAX)|
|Length||4,340 millimetres (171 in)|
|Width||1,735 millimetres (68.3 in)|
|Height||1,305 millimetres (51.4 in)|
|Weight||1,050 kilograms (2,300 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||3.56 kg (7.8 lb) per horsepower|
The Toyota WEDSSPORT CELICA '03 is Toyota's 2003 entry into the Japan Grand Touring Championship (now known as Super GT). A very light and agile car, this GT300 Celica boasts a 300-hp version of Toyota's 3S-GTE engine, which was detuned from 500 HP, previously used in the GT500 Supras.
The car appears to be the #19, driven by Takayuki Aoki and Minoru Tanaka, who achieved a 4th place finish in the GT300 class of the 2003 JGTC season.
This GT300 class car produced by Toyota first appears in Gran Turismo 4.
Revisions to the Japan Grand Touring Car Championships (JGTC) regulations in 2003 allowed more freedom for race teams in choosing an engine and transmission, as well as choosing engine orientation and drive layout. Taking advantage of these changes was Racing Project Bandoh chief Masaaki Bandoh. When Toyota discarded its engine and transmission of the GT500 Supra in lieu of the regulation changes, Bandoh realized that the old engine and drivetrain from the Supra could be fitted into the FR-converted Celica, thus creating the ideal GT300 car. The car came to be known as the Weds Sport Celica.
Because the engine bay of the Celica was designed to accommodate a transverse engine, Bandoh's concept was not simple to implement. In the end, the entire engine bay was rebuilt, with the turbocharged 3S-GTE inline-4 mounted as low as possible. The suspension was converted to double wishbone at all four corners, as Supra components were interfaced with the Celica's body.
This Celica performed poorly in its first outing, at the Sportsland Sugo track, but easily took the class pole at the next race. To follow up that performance, it won the pole in the next round and then took the checker flag at the race. The Celica was praised for its handling which was said to be actually better than the GT500's.
This car can be bought at the Toyota New Cars Dealership for 500,000 Credits.
This car can be purchased for 500,000 Credits.
This car is a Standard Car, and can occasionally be bought at the Used Car Dealership for around 195,000 Credits. The exact price of the car may vary depending on the mileage. It is a Level 13 car.
This car can be purchased for 200,000 Credits. It is a simplified car.