Toyota Corolla 1975 received a V8 engine from Lexus

August 5, 2014 at 10:24 pm

For most motorists Toyota Corolla 1975 is nothing more than an old car, which at one time captured the market for its reliability, practicality and efficiency.

Toyota Corolla 1975 front image

Toyota Corolla 1975 front image


Now this 40-year-old car, in contrast to the better-known peers is almost forgotten and his memory lives only by museums and enthusiasts. One such enthusiast is Mark Steele, who used his wealth of experience in creating unique cars for Hollywood films, for the construction of the rare hatchback equipped with a powerful V8 engine from Lexus.

Toyota Corolla 1975 back photo

Toyota Corolla 1975 back photo

Toyota Corolla received a gasoline engine V8, which after the setup and installation of a mechanical supercharger Eaton M112 began to produce around 350 horsepower, and a tougher sport suspension from Coupe Lexus SC400. Next were installed upgraded brakes and a six-speed manual transmission T56. Drastic changes affected the design of the newly created sports car, styled the first oil punishment. Aggressive three-door hatchback was added along with a matt black color of other body bumper, hood with a slot for the compressor, volume wheel arch extensions, different grille and wheels of large diameter. Inside the set sports seats, steel safety cage and racing steering wheel.

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