Toyota Hatches An Assortment Of Modified Corollas For SEMA

Toyota unveiled the 2019 Corolla Hatchback earlier this year, so it comes as little surprise that the model is receiving a lot of attention at SEMA.

As part of this effort, the company has introduced a one-off Corolla that pays tribute to the AE86. Built by Muscle Tuner Automotive, the car features a custom body kit which includes an aluminum front splitter, canards, side skirt extensions and a large diffuser. The model also has a custom vinyl wrap which mimics visual cues from the AE86.

In terms of performance, the Corolla has been outfitted with a custom air intake, a straight pipe exhaust and a nitrous oxide injection system. The car also rides on lightweight wheels which are wrapped in Bridgestone RE-71R performance tires.

The Super Street Corolla has a more restrained appearance, but it has been equipped with a bright red wrap and an assortment of carbon fiber components. Other notable changes include six-spoke Volk Racing wheels which are wrapped in Falken tires and backed up by Wilwood brakes.

Under the skin, there’s a coilover suspension and an upgraded engine with a quad exhaust system and a new air intake. Other highlights include bucket racing seats and a custom audio system with a massive subwoofer.

Next up is SoCal Kustomz’s Corolla which is a bit of a change for the company as they specialize in vintage American muscle cars. Regardless, the firm didn’t have any problems with the car as they kept the exterior modifications to a minimum.  However, they added a Fast and Furious inspired wrap as well as Motegi MR138 wheels shod in Nexen N’Fera SUR4 tires.

While the exterior styling isn’t too exciting, the car’s engine has been outfitted with a nitrous oxide injection system and a custom exhaust.

One of the best known names to build a Corolla was Hoonigan and they crafted a sporty looking model which recalls the rally cars from the 1990’s. In order to achieve this look, the team installed Hella spotlights, a black wrap and white Fifteen52 Integrale wheels.

The hatchback has also been equipped with an assortment of performance upgrades including new springs and a high-performance air intake. Other updates include an Ark Performance exhaust and racing seats.

While most of the concepts were built to serve a single purpose, Hoonigan’s is different as the car was also designed to be used for filming. As part of this mission, the model can be outfitted with a crane, a gimbal and a Red Dragon camera featuring a Canon 17-120mm lens.

Lastly, Papadakis Racing modified a Corolla to compete in the Formula DRIFT Pro series. This required extensive changes including a switch from front- to rear wheel drive.

The car’s standard engine was also replaced by a turbocharged 2.7-liter four-cylinder that produces 850 hp (633 kW / 861 PS).  In effect, the model is a clone of the company’s standard Corolla drift car.


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  • Mr. EP9

    That Hoonigan Corolla does make want to see a full spec rally car. I also like the drift car and the Super Street Corolla but I would remove the red underglow.

  • Dude

    Very nice lineup

  • Bo Hanan

    So Toyota can do this with a Corolla and the GT86 just soldiers on half ass with less HP & torque than a sewing machine.

    • Mr. EP9

      Most definitely deliberate. If they’re making a Corolla hot hatch, as I’ve heard on the rumor mill, I’m guessing they wouldn’t want the GT86 getting too close to that in terms of performance.

      • Tumbi Mtika

        Different clientele.

    • ThatGuy

      I assume they testing the water to see if their client base would still follow if they change. Hyundai/Kia and the like have put pressure on them, so they need to adapt and move forward in order to dominate.
      But you right, even if the do HP will always fall short of everyone the Toyota way.

    • ksegg

      LOL I was thinking the exact same thing.

  • Blade t

    Corolla drift car lol

  • Сафиуллина-Мохамед Рамазанов

    At least they start to change, in a good way I mean and I really love that

  • Tumbi Mtika

    That [HOONIGAN] Corolla.By favorite by far.

    Which is saying something. All of these Corollas kick ass.

    Toyota, don’t take five years.

  • no25

    Whoever designed the new Corolla Hatchback and the RAV4 needs to design the rest of Toyota’s new line up because they are finally some Toyotas will emotion and good design. Whoever designed the new Avalon should just be fired.

  • Stephen G

    The 1992 Chrysler Lebaron GTC wheels look really nice on the yellow one.

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