Toyota Celica (A40) Profile

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Toyota Celica (A40) General Information

The new RA40 model of the Celica was a very different design to previous versions. Technically related to RA20 and TA22 versions, in its design the RA40 was an entirely new car. So far Celicas had the typical Japanese style curvy shell with huge C-pillars and tiny side windows and this was now turned round into a clearer, straighter design with big side windows and small, straight C-pillar. The curvy chrome bumpers have been replaced by straight, black ones. The front is now aerodynamically styled with huge, round twin headlights. In late 1980 there is a face lift that has the round headlights replaced by twin square ones and the bonnet now is a straight line over the headlights and the grill, but the model code RA40 is kept over that facelift. The RA40 is a considerably bigger car than the RA20 and TA22 was, growing nearly 400mm(!) in length.

It wasn't going to be considerably more successful than the RA20/TA22. The car being clearly bigger was very much a step into the wrong direction for Corolla fan Ove Andersson and like the earlier versions the Celica was still not to turn into a winner at WRC level.

If you find in the details that all models are called RA40 - well the only differences I could find is that 1.6L versions are called TA40, 2.0 = RA40 and USA market 2.2 = RA42. Well, all rally versions had the 2.0 engine and the model codes in this case do not appear to change for 16v or hatchback versions - why do such complicated codes than?
 

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Toyota Celica (A40) Evolutions

 
 
Model & Evo. (Activity)
 
BHP@
RPM
Torque
(Nm)@
RPM
Length
Width
Height
Weight
(Kg/BPM
Ratio)
 
Trans.
(W'base)
Toyota Celica (A40) (RA40) 2000GT 16v (79-82) 245/9000 250/5500 4330.1640.1325 1000 (4.1) RWD (2500)
Toyota Celica (A40) (RA40) 2000GT 8v (78-82) 190/7300 220/5000 4330.1640.1325 1000 (5.3) RWD (2500)
Toyota Celica (A40) (RA40) 2000GT 8v Liftback (79-80) 190/7300 220/5000 4330.1640.1325 1000 (5.3) RWD (2500)

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Toyota Celica (A40) Results

This is an unofficial Car Results list and may be incomplete.

Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego hh:mm:ss
12th. 1983 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo K. Fritzinger H. Wünsch #22 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
4th. 1983 WRC Bandama Rallye S. Assef . UNKNOWN #10 [UNKNOWN] 12:09:00
2nd. 1982 WRC Rallye de Portugal P. Eklund R. Spjuth #8 [UNKNOWN] 7:52:43
23rd. 1981 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo K. Fritzinger H. Wünsch #27 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
3rd. 1981 WRC Rallye de Portugal B. Waldegaard H. Thorszelius #4 [UNKNOWN] 8:43:47
6th. 1981 WRC Tour de Corse P. Eklund J. Bohlin #7 [UNKNOWN] 15:43:42
9th. 1981 WRC Rally of Finland B. Waldegaard H. Thorszelius #4 [UNKNOWN] 4:20:17
2nd. 1981 WRC Bandama Rallye P. Eklund R. Spjuth #1 [UNKNOWN] 11:09:00
7th. 1981 WRC Bandama Rallye S. Assef J. Jaubert #9 [UNKNOWN] 16:34:00
6th. 1981 WRC Rally of Great Britain P. Eklund R. Spjuth #13 [UNKNOWN] 8:54:54
8th. 1981 WRC Rally of Great Britain T. Kaby R. Arthur #20 [UNKNOWN] 9:01:18
91st. 1980 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo K. Fritzinger H. Wünsch #30 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
6th. 1980 WRC Rallye de Portugal O. Andersson H. Liddon #6 [UNKNOWN] 9:54:51
6th. 1980 WRC Acropolis Rally O. Andersson H. Liddon #6 [UNKNOWN] 13:18:54
7th. 1980 WRC Rally of Finland T. Rainio E. Nyman #21 [UNKNOWN] 4:44:13
4th. 1980 WRC Bandama Rallye S. Assef G. Fourcade #9 [UNKNOWN] 5:38:00
7th. 1980 WRC Bandama Rallye P. Eklund H. Sylvan #10 [UNKNOWN] 7:55:00
3rd. 1979 WRC Rallye de Portugal O. Andersson H. Liddon #4 [UNKNOWN] 9:35:00
5th. 1979 WRC Canadian Rally of Quebec T. Heinonen E. Nyman #4 [UNKNOWN] 3:56:21
5th. 1979 WRC Bandama Rallye O. Andersson H. Liddon #5 [UNKNOWN] 6:08:00
4th. 1978 WRC Canadian Rally of Quebec T. Heinonen J. Bellefleur #10 [UNKNOWN] 5:34:07

Toyota Celica (A40) Retirements

This is an unofficial Car Model Retirements list and may be incomplete.

Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego Reason
Ret. 1986 WRC Rallye San Remo F. Ormezzano B. Tognana #94 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1983 WRC Swedish Rally H. Joki . UNKNOWN #49 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1982 WRC Rally of Great Britain L. Asterhaag B. Melander #26 [UNKNOWN] SS4 crash
Ret. 1982 WRC Bandama Rallye O. Andersson R. Grondahl #10 [UNKNOWN] SS10 withdrawn
Ret. 1982 WRC Acropolis Rally K. Fritzinger W. Hohenadel #18 [UNKNOWN] SS23 half shaft
Ret. 1982 WRC Rallye de Portugal B. Waldegaard H. Thorszelius #5 [UNKNOWN] SS22 differential
Ret. 1982 WRC Swedish Rally L. Asterhaag C. Billstam #19 [UNKNOWN] SS3 engine
Ret. 1981 WRC Rally of Great Britain B. Waldegaard H. Thorszelius #8 [UNKNOWN] SS9 rear axle
Ret. 1981 WRC Bandama Rallye B. Waldegaard H. Thorszelius #3 [UNKNOWN] SS15 engine
Ret. 1981 WRC Rally of Finland T. Rainio E. Nyman #23 [UNKNOWN] SS29 crash
Ret. 1981 WRC Acropolis Rally B. Waldegaard H. Thorszelius #2 [UNKNOWN] SS8 differential
Ret. 1981 WRC Acropolis Rally P. Eklund B. Cederberg #9 [UNKNOWN] SS6 engine mountings
Ret. 1981 WRC Acropolis Rally . "Iavaris" C. Fertakis #31 [UNKNOWN] SS18 engine
Ret. 1981 WRC Tour de Corse B. Waldegaard H. Thorszelius #8 [UNKNOWN] SS2 differential
Ret. 1981 WRC Rallye de Portugal P. Eklund R. Spjuth #10 [UNKNOWN] SS24 crash
Ret. 1981 WRC Rallye de Portugal A. Warmbold P. Alessandri #16 [UNKNOWN] SS14 fuel pump
Ret. 1980 WRC Bandama Rallye O. Andersson H. Liddon #1 [UNKNOWN] SS38 flywheel
Ret. 1980 WRC Rally of Great Britain B. Waldegaard H. Thorszelius #3 [UNKNOWN] SS40 engine
Ret. 1980 WRC Rally of Great Britain L. Asterhaag A. Gullberg #27 [UNKNOWN] SS40 suspension
Ret. 1980 WRC Rally of Finland H. Mikkola A. Hertz #2 [UNKNOWN] SS30 driveshaft
Ret. 1980 WRC Acropolis Rally J. Thérier M. Vial #16 [UNKNOWN] SS9 fuel pump
Ret. 1980 WRC Acropolis Rally L. Asterhaag A. Gullberg #22 [UNKNOWN] SS1 gearbox
Ret. 1980 WRC Rallye de Portugal J. Thérier M. Vial #15 [UNKNOWN] SS23 differential
Ret. 1980 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo A. Warmbold P. Sodano #11 [UNKNOWN] SS4 crash
Ret. 1979 WRC Bandama Rallye J. Thérier M. Vial #8 [UNKNOWN] SS14 engine
Ret. 1979 WRC Rally of Great Britain J. Thérier M. Vial #21 [UNKNOWN] SS16 injection
Ret. 1979 WRC Acropolis Rally O. Andersson H. Liddon #5 [UNKNOWN] SS56 engine
Ret. 1979 WRC Acropolis Rally J. Thérier M. Vial #11 [UNKNOWN] SS10 differential
Ret. 1979 WRC Rallye de Portugal J. Thérier M. Vial #7 [UNKNOWN] SS17 gearbox