Toyota Corolla Axio Super GT300 Unveiled At Tokyo Auto Salon

Our friends at NihonCar have found one of the coolest unveils to come out of the 2009 Tokyo Auto Salon. It's a Toyota Corolla transformed into a fire-breathing Super GT300 race car.

Toyota Corolla Axio Super GT300 Unveiled At Tokyo Auto Salon

Toyota Corolla Axio Super GT300 Unveiled At Tokyo Auto Salon

Toyota Corolla Axio Super GT300 Unveiled At Tokyo Auto Salon

Toyota Corolla Axio Super GT300 Unveiled At Tokyo Auto Salon

Toyota Corolla Axio Super GT300 Unveiled At Tokyo Auto Salon

Toyota Corolla Axio Super GT300 Unveiled At Tokyo Auto Salon

Toyota Corolla Axio Super GT300 Unveiled At Tokyo Auto Salon

Toyota Corolla Axio Super GT300 Unveiled At Tokyo Auto Salon

The car is set to run in the no-holds-barred race series which has evolved from the All-Japan Grand Touring Car Championship, but it's nowhere near stock. The body is chopped down to a sliver and set on top of a full tube frame chassis, race suspension, all motivated by a 295 HP 3.5-liter V6 and a sequential race transmission. The whole package weighs in at a scant 2,425 lbs. More importantly though, The Corolla Axio GT300 might be the first Corolla we'd consider an exciting drive since the 2001 Corolla S.

[via Nihon Car]