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Anyone know if The Ultimate Celica is on the market? #107116 Feb 20, 5:14am Feb 20, 5:14am
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Anyone know if The Ultimate Celica is on the market?
Hey I know that Rod Millen has one, but is Toyota USA selling any of the Ultimate Celicas?

That would be so sweet, 500 hp...*drools*
Why didnt Toyota put that kind of power into a regular GT or GTS grin ?

http://www.rodmillen.com/racing/ucelica/ultimate_specs.doc

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Re: Anyone know if The Ultimate Celica is on the market? [Re: Zero] #107117 Feb 20, 5:23am Feb 20, 5:23am
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Toyota will never put it into production 'cuz it's a one-off by Rod Millen. If you want 500hp all you need is $10k & drop in a 3sgte engine.

Re: Anyone know if The Ultimate Celica is on the market? [Re: Zero] #107118 Feb 20, 5:55am Feb 20, 5:55am
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it was just a project done by Rod Millen, never to be actually produced. grin


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Re: Anyone know if The Ultimate Celica is on the market? [Re: Zero] #107119 Feb 20, 7:56am Feb 20, 7:56am
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it was $500,000 and blew a transmission the first time it was driven.


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Re: Anyone know if The Ultimate Celica is on the market? [Re: Zero] #107120 Feb 20, 8:30am Feb 20, 8:30am
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yup its 500,000 and it like sucked...so jus get a 3sgte engine and sum more mods...

Re: Anyone know if The Ultimate Celica is on the market? [Re: Zero] #107121 Feb 20, 8:32am Feb 20, 8:32am
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I would be happy w/ 300 hp


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Re: Anyone know if The Ultimate Celica is on the market? [Re: carinv1175] #107122 Feb 20, 9:12am Feb 20, 9:12am
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Originally Posted by carinv1175
I would be happy w/ 300 hp


me too

Re: Anyone know if The Ultimate Celica is on the market? [Re: Zero] #107123 Feb 20, 10:49am Feb 20, 10:49am
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Originally Posted by Zero
Hey I know that Rod Millen has one, but is Toyota USA selling any of the Ultimate Celicas?

That would be so sweet, 500 hp...*drools*
Why didnt Toyota put that kind of power into a regular GT or GTS grin ?

http://www.rodmillen.com/racing/ucelica/ultimate_specs.doc


no, and they never will. (celica is getting remodelled for '05 anyway)

Re: Anyone know if The Ultimate Celica is on the market? [Re: Zero] #107124 Feb 20, 11:34am Feb 20, 11:34am
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i will make you one for 500k, but no guarantee the tranny will work.

Re: Anyone know if The Ultimate Celica is on the market? [Re: DiabloGTS] #107125 Feb 20, 11:35am Feb 20, 11:35am
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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
it was $500,000 and blew a transmission the first time it was driven.


laughsilly

Re: Anyone know if The Ultimate Celica is on the market? [Re: Zero] #107126 Feb 21, 3:43am Feb 21, 3:43am
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Rod Millen put a Lexus GS 300 engine in an IS 300 on a past show of "Rides" on TLC. I'm not sure, but I think they named it GS 430. I have the episode on my Tivo recorder. I'm not sure if I got the model names right.

Re: Anyone know if The Ultimate Celica is on the market? [Re: xmangt1] #107127 Feb 21, 4:26am Feb 21, 4:26am
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Originally Posted by xmangt1
Rod Millen put a Lexus GS 300 engine in an IS 300 on a past show of "Rides" on TLC. I'm not sure, but I think they named it GS 430. I have the episode on my Tivo recorder. I'm not sure if I got the model names right.


i saw the episode! The GS 430 engine with a Supra 6 speed Tranny into a IS 300. That was a sweet engine swap! rofl


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Re: Anyone know if The Ultimate Celica is on the market? [Re: Zero] #107128 Feb 21, 11:36am Feb 21, 11:36am
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doesnt anyone doubt that if they can even drive a 500 hp car?
u see...it's hella dangerous with 500hp...


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Re: Anyone know if The Ultimate Celica is on the market? [Re: Zero] #107129 Feb 21, 11:39am Feb 21, 11:39am
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Originally Posted by Zero
Originally Posted by xmangt1
Rod Millen put a Lexus GS 300 engine in an IS 300 on a past show of "Rides" on TLC. I'm not sure, but I think they named it GS 430. I have the episode on my Tivo recorder. I'm not sure if I got the model names right.


i saw the episode! The GS 430 engine with a Supra 6 speed Tranny into a IS 300. That was a sweet engine swap! rofl

IS300 still looks ugly...


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Re: Anyone know if The Ultimate Celica is on the market? [Re: Zero] #107130 Feb 21, 11:57am Feb 21, 11:57am
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If it were on sale, you wouldn't be able to afford it. happywink


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Re: Anyone know if The Ultimate Celica is on the market? [Re: Zero] #107131 Feb 21, 12:04pm Feb 21, 12:04pm
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Ultimate Celica

TRD did this concept vehicle. Into a new-generation Celica it inserted the 2.0-liter, four-cylinder 3SG engine and drivetrain from the 1988-93 Celica All Trac, added a Garret turbocharger derived from the IMSA GTP Toyota racecars, added an Apex fuel management system and ended up with a powertrain that produces 500 horsepower and 340 pound-feet of torque. Calty, Toyota's American design studio, did the Champ car-inspired body panels (and nose and rear wing) that widen the car by 3.8 inches in front and by 3.2 inches in the rear. Those panels help cover 19-inch BBS magnesium racing wheels covered by 245/35 Michelin Pilot performance tires. To stop this monster, 12.3 x 1.26 ventilated front discs with four-piston calipers and 12.3 x .63 ventilated rear discs with two-piston calipers are used. The front suspension features Toyota Superstruts with Bilstein shock cartridges while the rear is an independent dual-link setup with Bilstein struts. Completing the package are a racing fuel call; high-temperature, stainless steel Inconel exhaust; Recaro sport seats with four-point racing harnesses; and an integrated roll cage from Rod Millen Motorsports.

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BTW, here are some of my photos from August of last year...
https://www.celicahobby.com/gal3/20020810

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Check the gallery page and click on "Ultimate Bodykit" if you want more photos

RodMillen Motorsport Ultimate Celica (1999 Concept Celica)...

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http://www.caranddriver.com/article.asp?section_id=39&article_id=3270 (November 2000)


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Re: Anyone know if The Ultimate Celica is on the market? [Re: Zero] #107132 Feb 22, 2:20am Feb 22, 2:20am
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From my previous post...they named it the IS 430. I would like to have the engine from the pic Isaac posted on my Celi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I dont know why the ultimate celica cost so much...when the dude in forida put around $10,00 into his and has 500hp...and the tranny works.

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Originally Posted by LostAngel
I dont know why the ultimate celica cost so much...when the dude in forida put around $10,00 into his and has 500hp...and the tranny works.


thats the difference between workong for two world-known companies to produce a concept vehicle...

and working out of a bodyshop to create a personalised "kit-car"


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Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu
doesnt anyone doubt that if they can even drive a 500 hp car?
u see...it's hella dangerous with 500hp...


I once had a supervisor that had a single turbo Buick grand national. It had 545 at the wheels. It was ridiculuous, he let me drive it. "After you go around this corner stomp on the gas" He says. So i did! I couldn't keep it in one lane! That thing went from 0-100 in like 4 seconds or some whacked out num,ber like that.


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I once had a supervisor that had a single turbo Buick grand national. It had 545 at the wheels. It was ridiculuous, he let me drive it. "After you go around this corner stomp on the gas" He says. So i did! I couldn't keep it in one lane! That thing went from 0-100 in like 4 seconds or some whacked out num,ber like that.


damn...i wanna try one of those rofl


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