Toyota Corolla (E80) Profile

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Toyota Corolla (E80) General Information

This car was loved by many amateur rally drivers. No wonder it was one of the very last simple and affordable RWD cars ever introduced to this World. It was so famous that in several countries it found enough friends for a one makes championship. In groupN form it had 124BHP, which let memories of the good old Escort RS2000 come up. In groupA it had even 180BHP, that with the car's low weight guaranteed fun.

And if you haven't figured yet, we are talking of the AE86 shaped Corolla. The one rallied was mainly the 2-door coupé version, sometimes called "Coupé GT". It was probably more famous under the name "TC", since it featured a 1.6 "TC" = twin cam, and in this case twin cam meant 16v indeed. (There was a more civilised 8v version too, going by the code AE85, but that was never rallied and never even famous on the road with the 16v available.)

In fact if Toyota was always good to confuse with names and model/generation codes, this was their master piece. Basically the 5th generation Corolla as the AE80 was a complete new design. The Corolla now turned into a FWD hatchback. There were saloon and 5-door liftback versions too, but at least in Europe by far most famous was the 3/5-door hatchback AE82. (Actually on the "real" Corolla confusingly model codes AE81 & AE82 identified the engines but were the same for all 3 body shapes.) The AE86 was really a totally independent model and should not have been called a Corolla, nor have a model code referring to AE80. It had a longitunal engine and RWD, so already under its skin it was very different. It was a coupé sold with a "saloon" shaped 2-door rear but as well a 3-door liftback. But if you thought as a "Corolla Coupé" only the rear was different, you were wrong, the dash was different, the front lights design was different, the only thing it had in common with the AE82 FWD Corolla hatchback was the same market bracket. And even that with a question mark as the AE86 was 210mm longer than the AE82 hatchback and still even 35mm longer than the 4-door AE82 saloon. It was a different model and it should have had a different name - and it did: on most markets including Australia and NZ it was called the Toyota Levin and with fold down lights and a liftback rear end it was the Toyota Trueno. Only in Japan it was the Sprinter. And still not enough names and confusion. There was no estate version of this generation Corolla because this part was taken over by a car that was even in Europe called the Tercel. Despite model code AL25, in looks the Tercel/AL25 was much closer to the Corolla/AE82 than the AE86 was! So with no less than 4 other names available, what does Toyota do in Europe? Call it the Corolla, never mind we already had a Corolla model.

That somehow camouflaged that this car was quite a special little fun car. AE86 was only an internal code, but marketed (in Europe) it was only as the Corolla. It took decades for Toyota to realise they had something quite special here that car enthusiast could like. Since 2012 (30 years later and actually one size bigger) Toyota offers an affordable RWD coupé again, the Toyota GT86. And why is that called the GT86? It is a GT type car, but the 86 indeed is a reference to the fame of the AE86, even though AE86 was just an internal code and never a marketed name.
 

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Toyota Corolla (E80) Evolutions

 
 
Model & Evo. (Activity)
 
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Width
Height
Weight
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Trans.
(W'base)
Toyota Corolla (E80) (AE86) TC (85-90) 180/6600 198/5200 4180.1625.1335 920 (5.1) RWD (2400)

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Toyota Corolla (E80) Results

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

Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego hh:mm:ss
11th. 1998 WRC Swedish Rally P. Hagström T. Gardemeister #16 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
18th. 1993 WRC Acropolis Rally E. Gallo . UNKNOWN #39 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
17th. 1992 WRC Acropolis Rally E. Gallo . UNKNOWN #36 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
8th. 1992 WRC Bandama Rallye D. Occelli . UNKNOWN #29 [UNKNOWN] 8:44:44
9th. 1992 WRC Bandama Rallye . Dupuis N. Chastagnol #11 [UNKNOWN] 9:04:49
23rd. 1991 WRC Safari Rally A. Anwar . UNKNOWN #38 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
9th. 1991 WRC Bandama Rallye . Dupuis N. Chastagnol #22 [UNKNOWN] 13:09:50
5th. 1991 WRC Bandama Rallye A. Choteau J. Claverie #5 [UNKNOWN] 9:47:26
5th. 1990 WRC Bandama Rallye P. Servant D. Charbonnel #6 [UNKNOWN] 8:25:00
10th. 1990 WRC Bandama Rallye A. Choteau J. Claverie #3 [UNKNOWN] 12:42:00
6th. 1990 WRC Bandama Rallye M. Molinie P. Lemarie #8 [UNKNOWN] 10:35:00
8th. 1990 WRC Bandama Rallye V. Evina N. Chastagnol #25 [UNKNOWN] 11:27:00
6th. 1989 WRC Bandama Rallye D. Occelli . UNKNOWN #44 [UNKNOWN] 15:27:47
4th. 1989 WRC Bandama Rallye . "Segolen" . UNKNOWN #24 [UNKNOWN] 14:20:48
3rd. 1989 WRC Bandama Rallye A. Choteau J. Claverie #8 [UNKNOWN] 13:41:07
5th. 1989 WRC Bandama Rallye P. Servant D. Charbonnel #56 [UNKNOWN] 15:24:04
12th. 1988 WRC Rallye de Portugal J. Ortigao . UNKNOWN #31 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
7th. 1988 WRC Rally New Zealand J. McAndrew . UNKNOWN #28 [UNKNOWN] 8:29:18
5th. 1988 WRC Rally New Zealand R. Meekings S. March #15 [UNKNOWN] 8:05:06
5th. 1988 WRC Bandama Rallye A. Choteau J. Claverie #7 [UNKNOWN] 7:53:48
10th. 1988 WRC Bandama Rallye S. Assef . UNKNOWN #10 [UNKNOWN] 12:42:03
11th. 1987 WRC Rallye de Portugal A. Coutinho . UNKNOWN #25 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
15th. 1987 WRC Acropolis Rally E. Gallo . UNKNOWN #37 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
5th. 1987 WRC Bandama Rallye P. Copetti J. Dionneau #18 [UNKNOWN] 6:52:38
6th. 1987 WRC Bandama Rallye A. Choteau . UNKNOWN #14 [UNKNOWN] 7:57:16
20th. 1987 WRC Rallye San Remo M. Baumschlager . UNKNOWN #71 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
16th. 1986 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo K. Fritzinger H. Wünsch #72 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
4th. 1986 WRC Rallye de Portugal J. Ortigao . UNKNOWN #30 [UNKNOWN] 8:10:26
10th. 1986 WRC Rallye de Portugal A. Coutinho . UNKNOWN #34 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
15th. 1986 WRC Rally New Zealand B. Stokes R. Kerr #19 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
9th. 1986 WRC Bandama Rallye P. Copetti J. Dionneau #29 [UNKNOWN] 10:39:00
9th. 1985 WRC Rallye de Portugal J. Ortigao J. Batista #23 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
8th. 1984 WRC Rallye de Portugal J. Ortigao J. Batista #22 [UNKNOWN] 9:19:44

Toyota Corolla (E80) Retirements

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

Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego Reason
Ret. 1992 WRC Bandama Rallye A. Choteau . UNKNOWN #7 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1992 WRC Bandama Rallye V. Evina Z. Hatiye #12 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1991 WRC Bandama Rallye V. Evina Z. Hatiye #8 [UNKNOWN] SS32 crash
Ret. 1991 WRC Bandama Rallye J. van der Wauwer D. Nanson #16 [UNKNOWN] SS28 crash
Ret. 1991 WRC Acropolis Rally M. Moschous . Konstantakatos #65 [UNKNOWN] SS11 ?
Ret. 1990 WRC Bandama Rallye D. Occelli . UNKNOWN #5 [UNKNOWN] SS3 fuel pump
Ret. 1990 WRC Safari Rally A. Anwar . UNKNOWN #37 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1989 WRC Bandama Rallye J. van der Wauwer L. Manset #23 [UNKNOWN] SS82 engine
Ret. 1989 WRC Rally New Zealand R. Meekings S. March #10 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1988 WRC Bandama Rallye P. Copetti J. Dionneau #6 [UNKNOWN] SS50 suspension
Ret. 1988 WRC Rallye de Portugal A. Coutinho . UNKNOWN #28 [UNKNOWN] SS99 engine
Ret. 1987 WRC Rally of Great Britain J. van der Wauwer . UNKNOWN #28 [UNKNOWN] SS24 engine
Ret. 1987 WRC Bandama Rallye S. Assef C. Boy #7 [UNKNOWN] SS17 OTL
Ret. 1987 WRC Rally of Finland T. Mäkelä R. Fehrmann #40 [UNKNOWN] SS30 ?
Ret. 1987 WRC Rally New Zealand W. Bell D. Boddy #11 [UNKNOWN] SS66 disqualified
Ret. 1987 WRC Rally New Zealand R. Meekings S. March #14 [UNKNOWN] SS66 disqualified
Ret. 1987 WRC Rallye de Portugal J. Ortigao . UNKNOWN #16 [UNKNOWN] SS10 throttle
Ret. 1987 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo K. Fritzinger H. Wünsch #28 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1987 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo H. Müller M. Hiemer #74 [UNKNOWN] SS99 alternator
Ret. 1986 WRC Acropolis Rally K. Fritzinger . UNKNOWN #44 [UNKNOWN] SS41 ?
Ret. 1986 WRC Tour de Corse K. Fritzinger . UNKNOWN #68 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1986 WRC Safari Rally I. Duncan I. Munro #23 [UNKNOWN] SS4 engine
Ret. 1986 WRC Rallye de Portugal K. Fritzinger L. Léjeune #31 [UNKNOWN] SS3 boycott
Ret. 1985 WRC Rally New Zealand P. Adams J. Scott #19 [UNKNOWN] SS99 engine
Ret. 1985 WRC Safari Rally I. Duncan I. Munro #80 [UNKNOWN] SS99 suspension
Ret. 1985 WRC Swedish Rally L. Asterhaag R. Spjuth #99 [UNKNOWN] SS5 engine
Ret. 1984 WRC Rally New Zealand P. Adams J. Scott #32 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1984 WRC Rallye de Portugal A. Coutinho . UNKNOWN #31 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1984 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo K. Fritzinger H. Wünsch #22 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1982 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo K. Fritzinger H. Wünsch #21 [UNKNOWN] SS0 engine