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Not Stillen...RMM built this car. My first car was a 7th celica; totally awesome and underappreciated car. Light weight, was one of the best handlin front wheel drive car at the time, and the 2zzge (and to a lesser extent, the 1zz) were awesome engines in this car.
Maybe he didn't launch it, and it was more of a 5-60. The 5-60 time of a Boss 302 (444hp) is 4.5 seconds, not that far off the mark, really. Accounting for bad gearing and turbo lag..
This was simply a design and engineering excercise. Something for Toyota to show off at SEMA and tie in their IRL/CART participation at the time. It should come as no suprise that not much developement time went into the car, most likely 99% of the distance covered in the car was going along at under 10mph.
I love that they were using the OEM alltrac clutch . Surprised it broke?