The Toyota Celica GT-Four was a high
performance model of the Celica Liftback, with a turbocharged 3S-GTE
engine, and full-time AWD. It was created to compete in the World
Rally Championship, whose regulations dictate that a manufacturer
must build road-going versions of the vehicle in sufficient numbers.
The Celica GT-Four ST205 was launched for the Japanese market in
February 1994, and for the Australian, European, and British markets
in the mid-year. This version was to be the most powerful Celica
produced to date, producing between 242 PS (178 kW; 239 bhp) from an
updated 3S-GTE engine matched to the E154F gearbox. Influenced
strongly by Toyota Team Europe, Toyota's factory team in the World
Rally Championship, the final version of the GT-Four included
improvements such as an all-aluminum hood to save weight,
four-channel ABS, an improved CT20B twin entry turbocharger, and
Super Strut Suspension.