Toyota Corolla WRC
The Toyota Corolla WRC is a World Rally Car built for the Toyota Castrol Team by Toyota Motorsport GmbH to compete in the World Rally Championship. It is based upon the E110 version of Toyota Corolla road car. The car was debuted at the 1997 Rally Finland, and replaced the Toyota Celica Turbo ST205. It won a total of four rally victories and the 1999 World Manufacturers' title.
A Corolla WRC in 2015
|Category||World Rally Car|
|Constructor||Toyota Motorsport GmbH|
|Predecessor||Toyota Celica GT-Four ST|
|Successor||Toyota Yaris WRC|
|Length||4,100 mm (161.4 in)|
|Width||1,770 mm (69.7 in)|
|Height||1,365 mm (53.7 in)|
|Wheelbase||2,465 mm (97.0 in)|
|Engine||1,972 cc (120.3 cu in) I4 turbo charge |
|Transmission||Six-speed sequential |
|Weight||1,230 kg (2,711.7 lb)|
|Competition history (WRC)|
|Notable entrants||Toyota Castrol Team|
|Debut||1997 Rally Finland|
|First win||1998 Monte Carlo Rally|
|Last win||1999 Rally China|
|Constructors' Championships||1 (1999)|
The Toyota Corolla WRC (World Rally Car) is special purpose rally car based on the European Corolla 3 door Hatchback (E110), and powered by a modified 3S-GTE engine with water-cooled turbo system producing 223 kW (299 hp) and 4WD system copied from the Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205.
For 1998 WRC season, double World Rally Champions Carlos Sainz and Luis Moya joined the Toyota Team Europe, and won the 1998 Monte Carlo Rally. It was the first victory for the Corolla WRC. Didier Auriol won the 1999 China Rally, and Toyota won the 1999 manufacturer's title while the company stopped participating in rallying, in order to prepare for a switch to Formula One in 2002.
World Rally Championship resultsEdit
|1999||FIA World Rally Championship for Manufacturers||Toyota Castrol Team||30||1||15||109|
|1||1998 Monte Carlo Rally||1998||Carlos Sainz||Luis Moya|
|2||1998 Rallye Catalunya||1998||Didier Auriol||Denis Giraudet|
|3||1998 Rally New Zealand||1998||Carlos Sainz||Luis Moya|
|4||1999 China Rally||1999||Didier Auriol||Denis Giraudet|
- "Corolla WRC". juwra.com. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
- "Toyota Corolla WRC Specs (1997)". rallycars. Retrieved 10 January 2010.
- "47. Neste Rally Finland 1997". e-wrc.com. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
- "66. Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 1998". e-wrc.com. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
- "Toyota set for F1 debut". BBC Sport. 5 February 2001. Retrieved 5 July 2007.
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