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Project Celica: Some Cosmetic Goodies

So what I have got for my Celica? 

 A TRD Sport M meter cluster. 

I can't resist that when this came around in the market. The most appeal area to me is the RPM/Rev meter is positioned in the center of the meter compare to the normal version which is positioned at the left side of the meter. The meter is plug and play with the existing non TRD Sport M harness. So the installation is pretty straight forward with just a few bolts here and there. 

A pair of Chrome Celica wording doorstep. 

Not pretty sure why my Celica is not coming with this although my Celica spec is the SS2 Super Strut version. Almost all of my friends who drive a SS2 Super Strut spec Celica do have this. Maybe it is an option in Japan? Anyway, gotten mine already. Installation is straight forward by just removing the existing door step, replace all those pins to the new doorstep and then place it back on.

Wondering what is TRD Sport M  Toyota Celica?

For those who familiar with Toyota Celica, they will definitely able to answer this question. And for those who are not and want to know more, here is information about the Toyota Celica TRD Sport M. 

Produced only for the Japanese market, the Sports M from Toyota's TRD department represented the highest trim of all Celica's produced. It built upon what the lower trim levels such as the S-II and S-II Super Strut Package delivered, with various high-performance upgrades to bring the Sports M to the forefront of Toyota's sport offerings.

With only 1200 units ever produced, 4 are known to have been imported into Malaysia in the following years. 2 of these 4 models are now known to have been deemed total losses due to accident damage. Of the remaining 2, only this specific example is in stock and original condition.

The lower spec SS-II Super Strut Package already featured a super strut suspension, rear strut bar, 16-inch alloys and metal pedals among other improvements over the standard models. The Sports M took this a whole step further with an uprated 2ZZ engine rated at 200bhp - that's the same base engine that the Lotus Elise features! The chassis was stiffened and reinforced while the engine and suspension featured TRD components. The Sports M also came fitted with a limited slip differential. Of course, the car was delivered with a unique aerokit to top it off.

The TRD Sports M boasts a slick and short shifting 6-speed manual transmission and an engine that revs up to an insane 8,400rpm. Featuring Toyota's VVTL-i (Variable Valve Timing and Lift control with intelligence), this rev-happy engine indeed delivers peak power at 6,800rpm. A discernible and considerable spike in power is clearly apparent above that rev range and it makes for an immensely fun drive.

Source: Jags Classic for TRD Celica images

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