1977 Celica with a Turbo 1UZ

1977 Celica with a turbo 1UZ V8

Mike Gesselle affectionately calls his 1977 Toyota Celica “Slimer”. Under the lime green hood sits a 4.0 L 1UZ-FE V8 with a 78 mm turbocharger. The combo is good enough to get down the quarter-mile in 11.79 sec at 118 mph. Mike could easily turn the boost up for better times but this was built … Read more

Toyota Celica with a 1,000 hp 2JZ

Toyota Celica with a turbo 2JZ inline-six

This Toyota Celica RA28 was built by MGT Racing in Nuneaton, UK. The car was built to drag race and features a built 3.0 L 2JZ-GTE inline-six. The engine was upgraded with Wossner forged pistons, Eagle forged rods, Crower 272 camshafts, Q45 trottle body, and dry sump oil system. It produces 1,000+ horsepower to the … Read more

Toyota Celica with a Turbo V6

Toyota Celica with a Turbo 2GR V6

This Toyota Celica was built by ZTR Tuning in Łódź, Poland to drag race. The body is a seventh generation Celica with a tube frame front. Power comes from a 3.5 L 2GR-FE V6 built by ZTR Tuning that produces 1,000 hp and 737 lb-ft (1000 Nm) of torque. It makes this level of power … Read more

Project Fury Celica

Project Fury 1977 Celica with a supercharged 1UZ V8

Project Fury started life when the owner purchased a 1977 Toyota Celica while stationed in Texas. When it was time to go back home in Hawaii the car followed. Little did he know it would morph into something sinister. The owner knew he wanted an engine swap but it took a few years before he … Read more

Gowans Celica with a Repco V8

Bruce Gowans Toyota Celica Sports Sedan with a Repco V8

Bruce Gowans recently unveiled his restored 1977 Toyota Celica Sports Sedan race car. Bruce originally developed the car with friend Alan Ling and was built by John McCormack. The car was incredible fast and finished third in the 1978 Australian Sports Sedan Championship behind race teams with much larger budgets. After it finished racing the … Read more