1999 Toyota Celica XYR Concept


1999 Toyota Celica XYR Concept

1999 Toyota Celica XYR Concept

Toyota used the Detroit Motor Show to unveil the exciting XYR sports coupe, a lightweight high-performance concept vehicle styled by Toyota’s CALTY Design Centre in Newport Beach, California.

An all-new aluminium alloy 1.8-litre twin-cam engine powers the front-wheel drive XYR. The engine employs an all-new VVTL-i induction system to produce 180 horsepower at 7,600 rpm. The newly developed system combines continuously variable valve timing and continuously adjustable valve lift, depending on engine rpm. The system provides an exceptional blend of power, fuel economy and reduced emissions over a broad rpm range.

The aggressively styled XYR rides on a 2590mm wheelbase and weighs in at only 1,140 kg. Suspension is fully independent, featuring MacPherson struts up front and double wishbone suspension at the rear, with 17-inch wheels, low profile tyres and disc brakes all round.

The interior of the XYR was designed to convey the look, feel and simplicity-of-operation of a race car cockpit. Instrumentation is large and legible. Controls are simple and easy to operate, and the sports seats are heavily bolstered for good lateral support.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
engine Inline-4
valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves per Cyl w/VVTL-i
displacement 1795 cc / 109.5 in³
bore 82 mm / 3.23 in
stroke 85.1 mm / 3.35 in
compression 11.5:1
power 134.2 kw / 180.0 bhp @ 7600 rpm
specific output 100.28 bhp per litre
bhp/weight bhp per tonne
driven wheels FWD
front tires 215/45 ZR 7
rear tires 215/45 ZR 17
front brakes Vented Discs
f brake size mm / in
rear brakes Discs
r brake size mm / in
front wheels F 43.2 x 19.0 cm / 17.0 x 7.5 in
rear wheels R 43.2 x 19.0 cm / 17.0 x 7.5 in
f suspension MacPherson Struts
r suspension Double Wishbones
curb weight 1140 kg / 2513 lbs
wheelbase 2601 mm / 102.4 in
front track 1491 mm / 58.7 in
rear track 1481 mm / 58.3 in
length 4333 mm / 170.6 in
width 1737 mm / 68.4 in
height 1306 mm / 51.4 in
transmission 4-Speed Automatic w/ E-Shift
gear ratios :1