Text: Nica Onate / Photos: Newspress USA, Toyota | posted November 02, 2016 13:04
One-of-a-kind Corolla for 50th anniversary
Toyota recently unveiled the XTREME Corolla during the company's press conference at this year's Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas.
“Especially since it is Corolla’s 50th anniversary, we wanted to really push the limits with this XTREME build, and this car certainly does that.” said Dawn Mercer, National Small Car Manager, Toyota Motor Sales.
Toyota along with Jeremy Lookofsky of Cartel Customs decided to create a Corolla like no other. This pays tribute to the heritage of the iconic brand while taking aggressive design cues from the sport compact genre. This could be seen with the car's transformation from a 4-door sedan to a 2-door sports coupe.
Inside, it has been retrofitted with a floating center console, red-on-black Sparco racing seats as well as an extensive JBL audio system.
Under the hood, Toyota claimed it is powered by a turbocharged inline-four that is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Output ratings, however, were not revealed.
“Corolla continues to focus on providing quality and style in a sporty package. With the XTREME Corolla, we’ve built on those key values and taken sporty to an extraordinary new level to celebrate a five decade Corolla legacy,” said Mercer.
The Toyota XTREME Corolla, including representations of each of the 11 generations of Corolla and numerous other Toyota vehicles, is on display at the Las Vegas Convention Center from November 1 to 4, 2016.