Super Street Network

 |   |   |  Fensport Performance's 202-MPH Toyota Celica - Serious Sleeper
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

Fensport Performance's 202-MPH Toyota Celica - Serious Sleeper

News, gossip and rumors-we sort it out for you here.

Feb 12, 2010

Peel off the stickers and roll up the windows and you'd be hard-pressed to recognize this Toyota as a 200-mph monster. But double-century speeds are pretty much Fensport Performance's comfort zone, as the Celica is the company's second vehicle to top 200. The AWD GT4 pumps out 700+ hp via a Turbo Dynamics MD355 blueprinted turbocharger. Accomplished time attack pilot Adrian Smith pushed the 'yota to its limits during a top-speed event at Woodbridge Airfield near Ipswich in the United Kingdom.

After a 196.9-mph warm-up and a run aborted due to side winds, the third time proved to be the charm. "I got wheelspin on the slippery start in the first three gears, but once in fourth the car settled nicely," quipped a cheerful Smith. "At around 180 mph, a crosswind again started to move the car off line. However, I kept my foot in and thankfully the car stayed straight and the wind subdued. I checked the speed and it was 201, then 202! I was thinking, 'Yes, it is going to do 205/206,' but then there was a tiny misfire and the speed dropped to 201 again. By then, it was time to brake. I had done 202.22 mph-what an amazing feeling." The "misfire" was later found to be the 8300-rpm rev limit! Making Fensport's achievement more impressive, the 202.22-mph top speed was reached from a standing start in just 1.1 miles.
»turbodynamics.co.uk
»fensport.co.uk

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

The 911 GT3 RS is one of only three production sports cars from Porsche to lap the ‘Ring in under seven minutes.
Kelly PleskotApr 20, 2018
Polestar 1 survived its first winter test drive in Northern Sweden and will make an upcoming appearance at Auto China 2018 next week.
Ed TahaneyApr 19, 2018
The 2019 BMW M2 Competition goes on sale this summer boasting more power, beefier brakes, and bolder design cues among other updates.
Kelly PleskotApr 18, 2018
Ken Block has unveiled his 1993 Ford Escort RS Cosworth for the 2018 rally season, and has announced his return to WRC after a four-year absence.
Stefan OgbacApr 17, 2018
Headquartered in Europe, Automobili Pininfarina will design, engineer, and manufacture luxury electric vehicles.
Kelly PleskotApr 16, 2018
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP