By Paul Strauss
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with the everyday Toyota Corolla. It’s a perfectly pleasant and functional daily driver that won’t break the bank. But a sports car, it’s not. At least not until now, with this awesome custom-built ride headed to SEMA 2016.
Toyota teamed up with Jeremy Lookofsky of Cartel Customs, and fabricators Jeremy Lookofsky and Rob Miller to create the XTREME Corolla. The bodywork includes a conversion from a 4-door sedan into a 2-door coupe, with half-height doors and raised sills. I also love the vibrant two-tone paint by Doug Starbuck of Star Side Design.
The design is just the start though, as this car has been bestowed with a custom Garrett turbocharging kit that pushes its 1.8-liter 4-banger to 250 wheel horsepower, an upgraded center exhaust from Cartel, and an ECU upgrade from AEM. It’s also gone on a significant diet, stripped down to just 2,000 pounds with its driver in place, so it’s bound to be insanely fast as Corollas go.
The interior looks spectacular too, with form-fitting two-tone sport seats, a leather-wrapped carbon fiber steering wheel, and a beefy sound system from JBL.
Other upgrades include custom forged B9 Evo 19″ rims, wrapped in Toyo Proxes R88 tires, an upgraded D2 coilover suspension, and Wilwood Superlite disc brakes.
Source:: 95 Octane