First introduced in 1966, the Toyota Corolla has seen many different shapes and forms and has since become one of the most popular cars in the world. We see them all the time, but it's not very often that we get to see one as hot as Poovern Ganesan's. After seeing the previous owner racing it at Tarlton Raceway back in 2007, Poovern Ganesan fell in love with this 1983 Toyota Corolla and knew right away that he had to have it! It was love at first sight and nothing could change his mind so he pursued it until a deal was made and the car was eventually purchased.
Fast forward to 2016 and Poovern is still the proud owner of this beast. Now an international orange colour with gold and silver flakes, this Toyo is modded all round from top to bottom! We hung out recently for some car-talk which quickly turned into a full on photoshoot of Poovern’s ride. This is the end result.
Suspension: Megan Racing Coilovers | Ultra Racing Suspension Kit
Engine bay: 3SGTE Toyota Motor | Head ported and flowed | HKS Cams | 750cc Injectors | Aeromotive FPR | Bosch Fuel Pumps | Shot Peened conrods | Standard Toyota piston | Dis 4 MSD Ignition and coils | Dictator Engine Management | T61 Turbonetics Turbo | Turbosmart Dump Valve and Wastegate | Custom Intake and Exhaust manifolds | EBoost 2 Boost Controller
Interior: NRX Seats | Auto Gage Rev Counter | Auto Gage Temp and oil pressure gauges | HKS Boost gauge
Sound: JVC Double Din Head Unit | 15” Rockford T1 Subs | Rockford BD 500 Amplifier For Subs | MB Quatz Mids & Tweeters | Kenwood 6x9’s
Wheels: 17 inch Rezax Wheels wrapped in 205/40/R17 tyres
Poovern describes the car as a never ending project and still has much more in store! Stay tuned, because this ‘Rolla is only gonna get faster!
Photography, words & video by Dyl Welton from Grounded Nation