Toyota Corolla T-Sport Compressor

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Description

The ninth generation of the Toyota Corolla (E120/E130) was a C-Segment car launched in 2001 and facelifted in 2005.

The performance version of the model was the Toyota Corolla T-Sport, fitted with a naturally aspirated 1.8 VVTL-i engine producing 192 hp (141 kw) of power and 180 Nm of torque, mated with a 6 speed manual transmission. The car accelerated from 0-100km/h in 8,4 seconds and could reach a top speed of 225 km/h (140 mph). It featured a refined suspension with performance dampers and rebound springs, improved steering feel, larger brakes and shorter gearing. Visually, the car was distinguished by the fog lights, the 15 inch alloy wheels, the roof spoiler and the more prominent tailpipe.

The updated Toyota Corolla T-Sport (facelift) launched in 2005 with a redesigned bodykit that distinguished it from the rest of the Corolla range. It featured a sporty bumper with a new grille and larger air intakes, extended side sills and rear bumper extensions, while it was also fitted with the redesigned headlights and new taillight graphics of the facelifted Corolla hatchback.

The most powerful and fastest derivative of the model was the Toyota Corolla T-Sport Compressor, a special edition launched in 2005. The car was fitted with a supercharged version of the 1.8 VVTL-i engine producing 225 hp (165 kw) of power and 230 Nm of torque. Thanks to the upgrades, the model could accelerate from 0-100km/h in 6,8 seconds (1,6 seconds faster than the regular T-Sport) and could reach a top speed of 235 km/h (146 mph). Other modifications included a stiffer suspension and lowered ride height by 15mm. Visually the T-Sport Compressor had the same bodykit with the facelifted model but it was distinguished by the larger multi-spoke 17 inch wheels and the unique rear bumper extension that housed two exhaust pipes.

 

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Additional information

Model

Toyota Corolla T-Sport Compressor

Production

2005-2006

Segment

C

Doors

3/5

Layout

FWD

Engine Displacement

1794 cm3

Cylinders

L4

Induction

Supercharged

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Multipoint Injection

Power (hp)

225

Power (kw)

165

Power (@rpm)

@7800 rpm

Torque (Nm)

230

Torque (@rpm)

@3600 rpm

0-100km/h

6,8

Top Speed (km/h)

235 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

146 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

9,0

CO2 (g/km)

211 g/km

Gearbox

6 MT

Weight

1225 kg

Length

4181 mm

Width

1709 mm

Height

1481 mm

Wheelbase

2601 mm

Front Track

1481 mm

Rear Track

1461 mm

Boot Space

289

Tire Size

215/45 R17

Front Brakes

328 mm Ventilated Discs

Rear Brakes

279 mm Discs