ST185 Grp. A Specifications

The Grp. A8 Celicas were built by Toyota Team Europe (TTE) in their new headquarters in Cologne, Germany. Roughly two months were needed to convert a production shell into a WRC car.

Specifications per August 1993

Master cylinders AP Racing
Front Alcon, 4pot, 343 mm (tarmac) 295 mm (gravel), Pagid pads
Rear Alcon, 4pot, 295 mm, Pagid pads
Type Steel combination of semi-monocoque and tubular frame
Length (mm) 4410
Width (mm) 1745
Height (mm) 1300
Wheelbase (mm) 2525
Track front / rear (mm) 1510 / 1510
Dry weight (kg) 1200
Rod ends Rose bearings and NMB
Roll cage TTE
Suspension front / rear Bilstein, McPherson gas filled struts
Wheels and tires OZ Racing, 17x8 (tarmac) or 15x7 (gravel), Michelin tires
Designation 3S-GTE
Type Water cooled in-line 4 cylinder, 16 valve DOHC
Bore/stroke (mm) 86.0/86.0
Displacement (cc) 1998 (3397 with turbocharger included)
Compression ratio (to 1) 8.5
Turbo Toyota, CT26 twin entry, 34 mm FIA restrictor
Intercooler Water cooled
Fuel system EFI, 60L rear mounted aluminium tank
Lubrication Wetsump, Castrol lubricants
Radiator Nippon Denso core, TTE aluminium tanks, twin pusher fans
Spark plugs Denso
Maximum power (ps) 299 @ 5600 rpm
Maximum torque (Nm) 459 @ 4000 rpm
Battery Pulsar
Data acquisition TTE
Electrics TTE
Fire extinguisher Lifeline and OMP
Gauges STACK, rev counter and configurable LCD display
Harnesses TWR Sabelt, 3" (6 point)
Radio AsCom and Motorola
Seats Recaro, kevlar
Steering wheel Momo and OMP, suede
Transmission (and drivetrain)
Clutch Fichtel & Sachs, twin plate
CV joints Unicardan
Fluids Castrol
Gearbox Xtrac, 6 speed + reverse (straight cut, dog engagement)
Differentials front/center/rear Xtrac and FF Developments, mechanical/viscous/mechanical
Drive shafts Unicardan
Wheel bearings SKF

Related links

TTE and the ST185
TTE works ST185 register