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Toyota launches Celica GT

Toyota will be launching a GT version of its Celica.

The Celica GT is equipped with a 190bhp 1.8-litre VVTL-i engine and six-speed close ratio manual transmission. 0-62mph is reached in 7.2 seconds and top speed is 140mph.

In its new GT trim, the Celica includes lowered suspension and a complete body kit with side skirts, front air dam, 17-inch alloy wheels with GT wheelcaps and a rear spoiler mounted on the tailgate.

Interior additions include Alcantara suede-effect upholstery and a special knob for the gearshift, both unique to the GT model. The car also includes a six-disc CD autochanger.

The GT shares its powertrain with the existing Celica T Sport model and its special styling and equipment features are in addition to the T Sport’s standard specification.

The model also boasts Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRC) and Brake Assist (BA), plus climate control air conditioning, racing-style aluminium effect pedals, electric windows, electric heated door mirrors and an alarm with interior and perimeter protection.

The Celica GT goes on sale on July 1, priced at £22,595 on-the-road.

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