Toyota Corolla is not a car that suddenly comes to your mind when you think of a modified 4-door sedan. Toyota Corolla like many other models from the manufacturer is a popular around the world for its reliability. Due to low sales, Toyota had to discontinue Corolla from the market. It is still a popular car among those who are looking for a premium sedan that won’t burn a hole in their pocket. We have seen some exceptional looking neatly modified examples of Toyota Corolla and Corolla Altis from different parts of India and here we have a neat looking Corolla that generates around 250 hp.
The video has been uploaded by Horsepower Cartel on their YouTube channel. In this video, the vlogger talks about and drives a Toyota Corolla sedan that looks absolutely stock but is not. The owner of this sedan has got several modifications in this humble looking everyday sedan. It is probably one of the most powerful Toyota Corolla sedan in the country. From the outside, it looks like a well maintained 2004 model Toyota Corolla in all-black colour with an aftermarket exhaust and slightly tinted windows.
No other modifications have been done to the exterior. Toyota Corolla normally came with a 1.8 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine. This is the same engine which is used many other Toyota models as well. The owner did not change the engine but worked with it to generate more power. He got an aftermarket turbocharger kit installed in the car and also the stage 2 remap has been done to it as well. The owner started working on the car from 2016 and he got many of the parts imported from America. The owner mentions that he went for a smaller turbo as he wanted it to spool faster.
The vlogger driving the car is very impressed with the way car is performing. He keeps on mentioning in the video that the turbocharger kit installed on this Toyota Corolla does not look or feel aftermarket at all. It feels like the car came with a turbocharged engine from the factory. The front springs on this Corolla have been lowered. The owner mentioned in the video that this is his first car and he once thought of selling it. The owner could not do it as he was emotionally connected to the car very much and that is one of the reason behind the modification.
Video also shows how things have been neatly laid under the bonnet. There is a separate radiator for the intercooler and the piping has all been redone. The injectors have been upgraded as well. Vlogger mentions that the car generates 208 Wheel horse power which means the car generates around 240-250 crank horsepower. The owner got most of the parts hand carried via his friends from America which saved him a bit on the shipping cost. Even after that, this modification project has costed him around Rs 4-5 lakh. Overall, the car looks pretty neat and without any doubt, it is one of the most powerful Corolla sedan in the country.