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Toyota Celica (T180) General Information

This is the ST185 as in 4x4 turbo version of the ST180 generation, or more the T180 generation, but except the most basic modell AT180 they were all called ST18*. As you could expect this was a Celica that looked nothing like its predecessor. In a way it was a car of unexpected contrasts. It looked much rounder than the previous ST165 model. It had i.e. a big C-pillar again, which was in fact more typical Celica, unlike the ST165 that had no visible C-pillar at all. But the C-pillar was extremely round and it left the tiniest of rear side windows, again very unlike the ST165 model. The ST185 front grill was reduced to a thin stripe along the front, yet under bonnet air flow was actually improved compared to the previous model. While the ST185 looked small compared to the previous ST165 model, the ST185 was in fact 45mm longer and 35mm wider. It looked much lower than its predecessor, yet in heigth both cars were actually identical. As well the ST185 looked flimsy, yet it was heavier and probably the most reliable Toyota that was ever rallied.

In competition terms, Toyota has done a lot of work on the engine. It was the same engine that was used on the previous model, but it had improved beyond reckognition in torque and response. However in advanced differential technology Toyota didn't get any further and virtually all drivers agreed that its handling was a nightmare. Indeed, what should have been a majorly advanced 4x4 system only led the team into crisis. The problems led to chief engineer Karl-Heinz Goldstein's resignation, as the former Opel star engineer departed for Volkswagen, while the centre diff was eventually simply locked - as if the centre diff was actually worse than having no diff at all. Now the ST185 was consistently understeering, which however its drivers felt was still better than the unpredictable snap reactions its original set up provided.

It seems strange in that context that it was this model to become Toyota's most successful rally car of all time. It gave Toyota their first makes WRC title, it gave drivers titles to Carlos Sainz in 1992, to Juha Kankkunen in 1993 and to Didier Auriol, when - in difference to Juha - he refused to swap to the new ST205 model during 1994.
 

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Toyota Celica (T180) Evolutions

 
 
Model & Evo. (Activity)
 
BHP@
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Torque
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RPM
Length
Width
Height
Weight
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Ratio)
 
Trans.
(W'base)
Toyota Celica (T180) (ST185) Turbo 4WD (92-95) 299/5600 460/4400 4410.1745.1300 1120 (3.7) 4x4 (2545)

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Toyota Celica (T180) Results

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

Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego hh:mm:ss
5th. 1997 WRC Safari Rally J. Toroitich I. Choge #11 [UNKNOWN] 14:01:32
7th. 1997 WRC Safari Rally E. Katto . UNKNOWN #14 [UNKNOWN] 15:30:05
7th. 1996 WRC Swedish Rally M. Grönholm T. Rautiainen #17 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
20th. 1996 WRC Swedish Rally K. Holowczyc M. Wislawski #21 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
10th. 1996 WRC Safari Rally J. Toroitich I. Choge #15 [UNKNOWN] 17:08:53
14th. 1996 WRC Safari Rally K. Hirji F. Nekusa #19 [UNKNOWN] 19:11:21
4th. 1996 WRC Rally of Indonesia Y. Fujimoto A. Hertz #11 [UNKNOWN] 5:49:44
10th. 1996 WRC Acropolis Rally J. Richelmi T. Barjou #19 [UNKNOWN] 5:58:36
8th. 1995 WRC Swedish Rally T. Jansson I. Algerstedt #15 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
2nd. 1994 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo J. Kankkunen N. Grist #1 [UNKNOWN] 6:13:25
1st. 1994 WRC Rallye de Portugal J. Kankkunen N. Grist #2 [UNKNOWN] 6:20:59
2nd. 1994 WRC Rallye de Portugal D. Auriol B. Occelli #6 [UNKNOWN] 6:21:39
1st. 1994 WRC Safari Rally I. Duncan D. Williamson #3 [UNKNOWN] 20:49:00
3rd. 1994 WRC Safari Rally D. Auriol B. Occelli #2 [UNKNOWN] 21:59:00
7th. 1994 WRC Safari Rally K. Hirji F. Nekusa #25 [UNKNOWN] 26:36:00
1st. 1994 WRC Tour de Corse D. Auriol B. Occelli #5 [UNKNOWN] 5:57:46
3rd. 1994 WRC Tour de Corse A. Aghini S. Farnocchia #8 [UNKNOWN] 5:59:57
4th. 1994 WRC Tour de Corse J. Kankkunen N. Grist #1 [UNKNOWN] 6:00:29
3rd. 1994 WRC Acropolis Rally J. Kankkunen N. Grist #6 [UNKNOWN] 6:42:31
7th. 1994 WRC Acropolis Rally Y. Fujimoto A. Hertz #10 [UNKNOWN] 7:09:30
1st. 1994 WRC Rally Argentina D. Auriol B. Occelli #4 [UNKNOWN] 5:50:42
2nd. 1994 WRC Rally New Zealand J. Kankkunen N. Grist #1 [UNKNOWN] 5:42:10
5th. 1994 WRC Rally New Zealand D. Auriol B. Occelli #5 [UNKNOWN] 5:51:52
7th. 1994 WRC Rally New Zealand Y. Fujimoto A. Hertz #9 [UNKNOWN] 6:05:11
2nd. 1994 WRC Rally of Finland D. Auriol B. Occelli #4 [UNKNOWN] 4:34:06
5th. 1994 WRC Rally of Finland M. Grönholm V. Silander #12 [UNKNOWN] 4:40:55
7th. 1994 WRC Rally of Finland T. Raadström L. Bäckman #25 [UNKNOWN] 4:50:09
9th. 1994 WRC Rally of Finland J. Kankkunen N. Grist #1 [UNKNOWN] 4:53:29
11th. 1994 WRC Rally of Finland P. Hagström T. Gardemeister #35 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
1st. 1994 WRC Rallye San Remo D. Auriol B. Occelli #8 [UNKNOWN] 5:56:40
8th. 1994 WRC Rallye San Remo P. Longhi F. Zanella #19 [UNKNOWN] 6:05:49
6th. 1994 WRC Rally of Great Britain D. Auriol B. Occelli #6 [UNKNOWN] 5:47:57
1st. 1993 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo D. Auriol B. Occelli #3 [UNKNOWN] 6:13:43
5th. 1993 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo J. Kankkunen J. Piironen #7 [UNKNOWN] 6:32:43
1st. 1993 WRC Swedish Rally M. Jonsson L. Bäckman #1 [UNKNOWN] 4:49:05
2nd. 1993 WRC Swedish Rally J. Kankkunen J. Piironen #3 [UNKNOWN] 4:49:18
1st. 1993 WRC Safari Rally J. Kankkunen J. Piironen #1 [UNKNOWN] 3:54:00
2nd. 1993 WRC Safari Rally M. Alen I. Kivimäki #2 [UNKNOWN] 4:03:00
3rd. 1993 WRC Safari Rally I. Duncan I. Munro #3 [UNKNOWN] 5:24:00
4th. 1993 WRC Safari Rally Y. Iwase S. Vinayak #5 [UNKNOWN] 5:35:00
2nd. 1993 WRC Tour de Corse D. Auriol B. Occelli #1 [UNKNOWN] 6:15:43
3rd. 1993 WRC Tour de Corse F. Chatriot D. Giraudet #5 [UNKNOWN] 6:17:23
1st. 1993 WRC Rally Argentina J. Kankkunen N. Grist #4 [UNKNOWN] 5:32:31
3rd. 1993 WRC Rally Argentina D. Auriol B. Occelli #1 [UNKNOWN] 5:49:29
3rd. 1993 WRC Rally New Zealand D. Auriol B. Occelli #2 [UNKNOWN] 6:13:00
5th. 1993 WRC Rally New Zealand J. Kankkunen N. Grist #5 [UNKNOWN] 6:15:26
1st. 1993 WRC Rally of Finland J. Kankkunen D. Giraudet #4 [UNKNOWN] 4:23:51
3rd. 1993 WRC Rally of Finland D. Auriol B. Occelli #1 [UNKNOWN] 4:26:01
7th. 1993 WRC Rally of Finland H. Mikkola A. Hertz #8 [UNKNOWN] 4:32:33
10th. 1993 WRC Rally of Finland M. Grönholm V. Silander #16 [UNKNOWN] 4:40:20
1st. 1993 WRC Rally Australia (WA) J. Kankkunen N. Grist #6 [UNKNOWN] 5:19:58
8th. 1993 WRC Rally Australia (WA) N. Bates C. Taylor #18 [UNKNOWN] 6:04:50
2nd. 1993 WRC Rallye Catalunya D. Auriol B. Occelli #4 [UNKNOWN] 5:37:19
3rd. 1993 WRC Rallye Catalunya J. Kankkunen N. Grist #2 [UNKNOWN] 5:40:28
1st. 1993 WRC Rally of Great Britain J. Kankkunen N. Grist #1 [UNKNOWN] 6:25:48
6th. 1993 WRC Rally of Great Britain D. Auriol B. Occelli #6 [UNKNOWN] 6:39:39
9th. 1993 WRC Rally of Great Britain M. Jonsson L. Bäckman #9 [UNKNOWN] 6:60:48
2nd. 1992 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo C. Sainz L. Moya #2 [UNKNOWN] 6:56:25
3rd. 1992 WRC Rallye de Portugal C. Sainz L. Moya #1 [UNKNOWN] 6:29:36
4th. 1992 WRC Rallye de Portugal M. Alen I. Kivimäki #9 [UNKNOWN] 6:30:09
1st. 1992 WRC Safari Rally C. Sainz L. Moya #8 [UNKNOWN] 2:35:00
4th. 1992 WRC Safari Rally M. Ericsson N. Grist #2 [UNKNOWN] 4:13:00
5th. 1992 WRC Safari Rally M. Alen I. Kivimäki #6 [UNKNOWN] 5:40:00
4th. 1992 WRC Tour de Corse C. Sainz L. Moya #1 [UNKNOWN] 5:39:22
5th. 1992 WRC Tour de Corse A. Schwarz A. Hertz #5 [UNKNOWN] 5:40:42
8th. 1992 WRC Acropolis Rally . "Jigger" C. Stefanis #17 [UNKNOWN] 8:00:35
1st. 1992 WRC Rally New Zealand C. Sainz L. Moya #1 [UNKNOWN] 6:36:10
2nd. 1992 WRC Rally Argentina C. Sainz L. Moya #1 [UNKNOWN] 4:49:44
3rd. 1992 WRC Rally of Finland M. Alen I. Kivimäki #5 [UNKNOWN] 4:34:44
3rd. 1992 WRC Rally Australia (WA) C. Sainz L. Moya #2 [UNKNOWN] 8:35:16
1st. 1992 WRC Rallye Catalunya C. Sainz L. Moya #4 [UNKNOWN] 6:21:13
5th. 1992 WRC Rallye Catalunya A. Schwarz A. Hertz #1 [UNKNOWN] 6:29:43
1st. 1992 WRC Rally of Great Britain C. Sainz L. Moya #2 [UNKNOWN] 5:23:06
4th. 1992 WRC Rally of Great Britain M. Alen I. Kivimäki #7 [UNKNOWN] 5:26:35

Toyota Celica (T180) Retirements

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

Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego Reason
Ret. 1997 WRC Rally of Finland M. Märtin T. Kitsing #53 [UNKNOWN] SS9 gearbox
Ret. 1997 WRC Rally Argentina M. Galanti V. Zucchini #9 [UNKNOWN] SS1 engine
Ret. 1996 WRC Rally Argentina M. Galanti V. Zucchini #20 [UNKNOWN] SS22 crash
Ret. 1996 WRC Safari Rally M. Galanti M. Christie #11 [UNKNOWN] SS6 crash
Ret. 1995 WRC Rally of Great Britain A. Medeghini . UNKNOWN #37 [UNKNOWN] SS8 turbo
Ret. 1995 WRC Rally of Great Britain A. Navarra R. Casazza #33 [UNKNOWN] SS26 electrics
Ret. 1995 WRC Rally New Zealand M. Grönholm T. Rautiainen #16 [UNKNOWN] SS9 engine
Ret. 1995 WRC Rallye de Portugal M. Grönholm V. Silander #16 [UNKNOWN] SS99 crash
Ret. 1995 WRC Swedish Rally M. Grönholm V. Silander #17 [UNKNOWN] SS99 crash
Ret. 1994 WRC Rally of Great Britain Y. Fujimoto A. Hertz #14 [UNKNOWN] SS18 crash
Ret. 1994 WRC Rallye San Remo A. Aghini S. Farnocchia #16 [UNKNOWN] SS1 crash
Ret. 1994 WRC Rallye San Remo G. Pianezzola L. Roggia #14 [UNKNOWN] SS25 turbo
Ret. 1994 WRC Rally Argentina J. Kankkunen N. Grist #1 [UNKNOWN] SS24 electrics
Ret. 1994 WRC Acropolis Rally D. Auriol B. Occelli #2 [UNKNOWN] SS18 engine
Ret. 1994 WRC Safari Rally J. Toroitich I. Choge #8 [UNKNOWN] SS99 engine
Ret. 1994 WRC Safari Rally Y. Iwase S. Vinayak #10 [UNKNOWN] SS3 fuel pump
Ret. 1994 WRC Safari Rally Y. Fujimoto H. Ichino #6 [UNKNOWN] SS16 withdrawn
Ret. 1994 WRC Safari Rally S. Singh S. Thatthi #9 [UNKNOWN] SS19 engine
Ret. 1994 WRC Safari Rally J. Kankkunen N. Grist #1 [UNKNOWN] SS25 crash
Ret. 1994 WRC Rallye de Portugal A. Aghini S. Farnocchia #8 [UNKNOWN] SS13 crash
Ret. 1994 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo D. Auriol B. Occelli #3 [UNKNOWN] SS5 crash
Ret. 1993 WRC Rally Australia (WA) D. Auriol B. Occelli #3 [UNKNOWN] SS7 engine
Ret. 1993 WRC Rally of Finland T. Raadström A. Dawidsson #18 [UNKNOWN] SS19 fuel pump
Ret. 1993 WRC Acropolis Rally D. Auriol B. Occelli #1 [UNKNOWN] SS9 radiator
Ret. 1993 WRC Acropolis Rally J. Kankkunen J. Piironen #6 [UNKNOWN] SS21 electrics
Ret. 1993 WRC Tour de Corse Y. Loubet D. Breton #9 [UNKNOWN] SS12 crash
Ret. 1993 WRC Swedish Rally D. Auriol B. Berglund #6 [UNKNOWN] SS26 disqualified - illegal servicing
Ret. 1992 WRC Rally of Finland M. Grönholm I. Riipinen #21 [UNKNOWN] SS5 crash
Ret. 1992 WRC Acropolis Rally C. Sainz L. Moya #2 [UNKNOWN] SS13 crash
Ret. 1992 WRC Acropolis Rally M. Alen I. Kivimäki #7 [UNKNOWN] SS26 crash
Ret. 1992 WRC Acropolis Rally A. Schwarz A. Hertz #10 [UNKNOWN] SS26 crash
Ret. 1992 WRC Rallye de Portugal A. Schwarz A. Hertz #5 [UNKNOWN] SS38 crash
Ret. 1992 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo M. Alen I. Kivimäki #10 [UNKNOWN] SS4 crash
Ret. 1992 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo A. Schwarz A. Hertz #6 [UNKNOWN] SS18 crash