• Not the most powerful FWD production car. To quote Wikipedia on the '66 Old Toronado:
    "To power the car, Oldsmobile engineers selected a conventional, although performance-boosted, Olds 425 cu in (7 L) Super Rocket V8 rated at 385 hp (287 kW) and 475 ft·lb (644 N·m) of torque. It provided an increase of 10 hp (7.5 kW) over the Starfire 425, and an increase of 20 hp (15 kW) over the standard 425 engine in the Ninety-Eight. The Toronado's intake manifold was unique and was depressed down to allow for engine hood clearance."

    • The '66 Olds Toro was rated at 385 hp SAE gross, which is probably something closer to 250 hp SAE net when you compare it to modern cars. Sometime in the mid 70s everybody switched from SAE gross (when measuring horsepower the OE would disconnect all accessories from the engine and run unrestricted exhaust) versus SAE net where you have to run the car like it will be in the car — with the alternator/power steering pump/factory exhaust etc.

  • Looks like their goal was to blow the Buick Regal Gran Sport out of the water… except, of course, you couldn't buy the Regal Gran Sport in Australia. Another case of Toyota trying to develop something sporty in the 2000s and leaving everyone a bit confused.

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