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Corsica Cheetah (Gen. 3)

1996-2004


In 1996, Corsica decided to go through with a risky plan. They got rid of the best-selling and tough looking second generation Cheetah and replaced it with the Japanese inspired third generation model. Thankfully, the move went over well, with the Cheetah getting record sales numbers just a few months after the launch.

For the first two years, one engine was offered: a 3.8l V6 making 278hp and achieving the electronically limited top speed in 6.2 seconds. A 5-speed manual was standard. In 1998, the 5.0 V8 came out. It made 407hp and had a 0-60 speed of 5.5 seconds. This time, a 6-speed manual was standard. For the V6, a 4-speed automatic joined the range in 1999.

For 1999, the CR version was launched. Under the bonnet was a 5.7 V8 and a 0-60 time of 5.2 seconds. The CR wasn’t actually a huge improvement over the 5.0 Supersport, with it being reflected in the pricetag. The CR was discontinued in 2003.

Specifications

3.8 V6
Horsepower: 278
Top speed: 250 km/h (electronically limited)
0-62mph: 6.2 seconds
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Price: $34000 (adjusted for inflation)

5.0 V8
Horsepower: 407
Top speed: 250 km/h (electronically limited)
0-62mph: 5.5 seconds
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Price: $37800 (adjusted for inflation)

5.7 V8 (CR)
Horsepower: 354
Top speed: 250 km/h (electronically limited)
0-62mph: 5.2 seconds
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Price: $38300

The V6 was discontinued in 2003 alongside the CR. The V8 made it into 2004, when it was replaced with the fourth generation Cheetah. Below is a print ad from 1996.


#23

For the first two years, one engine was offered: a 3.8l V6 making 278hp and achieving the electronically limited top speed in 6.2 seconds.

3.8 V6
Horsepower: 278
Top speed: 250 km/h (electronically limited)
0-62mph: 6.2 seconds
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Price: $34000 (adjusted for inflation)

Sorry if i quoted you too much or something but that car is pretty fast in accelerating to top speed in 278hp class.Maybe you did a mistake?


#24

I think we can assume it was a typo…

@corsicaUnknown how about catpower and paw-pounds of torque?


#25

Not a mistake, those are the actual specs!


On an interesting side note, the 5.0 V8 has a top speed of 294 km/h with the limiter taken off.


@Sillyworld I should hire you as my new ad-man


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Corsica CSX

2016-present


A surprise announcement was made by Corsica in 2016 at the Geneva Motor Show. They unveiled a mid-engined sports car with a 0-60 time of 3.6 seconds and a pricetag of just $35000. That car was the 2016 CSX, a spiritual successor to the earlier Zeta mid-engined sports car.

The rear-wheel drive CSX is currently available with just one engine, a 4.1 liter V10. It’s mated to a 7-speed Dual Clutch gearbox and in total makes 445hp with a top speed of 303 km/h.

A planned AWD version spotted testing in the summer of 2018. Some people have claimed that the AWD model caught testing is actually the upcoming CR version. Corsica has not commented on these rumours.

Specifications

4.1 V10
Horsepower: 445
Top speed: 303 km/h
0-62mph: 3.6 seconds
Transmission: 7-speed Dual Clutch
Price: $35100

Reception to the CSX has been mostly positive, with one of the criticisms being oversteer even at lower speeds.


#27

That could surelly pass as a modern take on the Bugatti engineered Edonis. The front end specially.


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Corsica Cheetah (Gen. 2)

1988-1996


In 1988, Corsica launched the second generation Cheetah, a replacement for the model that started Corsica. Despite some concerns about the styling, the second Cheetah was met with praise over its engines and its muscular stance.

Unlike the first Cheetah, a V6 was never available for the second gen. model. For 1988, the lone engine option was a 3.5 V8. It made 216hp and was combined to a 5-speed manual. In 1989, a bigger 4.0 V8 was launched. Once again combined with a 5-speed, the 4.0 made nearly 300hp and had an electronically limited top speed of 250km/h, the first Cheetah to have such a thing.
This generation of the Cheetah is so far the only model not to have a CR version offered in its lifetime.

1991 saw the launch of the facelifted Cheetah. The 3.5 V8 was removed from the lineup, leaving the 4.0 to be the only engine available for '91. In 1992, however, a 5.0 Supersport model was added to the range. The V8 under the bonnet made 303hp, helping it get from 0-60 in 5.7 seconds. Once again, the only transmission option was a 5-speed manual.

Specifications

3.5 V8
Horsepower: 217
Top speed: 240 km/h
0-62mph: 7 seconds
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Price: $34800 (adjusted for inflation)

4.0 V8
Horsepower: 297
Top speed: 250 km/h (electronically limited)
0-62mph: 6 seconds
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Price: $36600 (adjusted for inflation)

5.0 Supersport
Horsepower: 303
Top speed: 250 km/h (electronically limited)
0-62mph: 5.7 seconds
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Price: $36900 (adjusted for inflation)

Both the 4.0 and the 5.0 were discontinued in 1996, being replaced with the third generation Cheetah.


#30

I think my ADM Galgo could be a future competitor against the Cheetah (and I say future because my company is still in the early 80s)


#31

Well, any competition is good, so bring it on!


#32

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Corsica Yosemite (Gen. 2)

1998-2005


After being on the market for just 4 years, the original Corsica Yosemite was replaced with the second generation model. In reality however, this was actually just a thorough facelift of the original, sharing the same chassis and even some of the smaller body panels.
The second gen. was not a huge sales success, thanks to its much higher price compared to the first gen.

El Capitan and Mojave were the two trim lines available. Both utilized the Torquepro 4.5 liter V8 engine and a 5-speed automatic gearbox. A modified version of the Torquepro would later be used in the 2006 Corsica Cheetah 4.5 Supersport and the third generation Yosemite.
The V8 made 361hp, capable of getting the Yosemite from 0 to 60 in 7.2 seconds.

While the El Capitan base model came standard with a cassette player and ABS, the Mojave trim added a CD changer and Electronic Stability Control. ESC became standard on the El Capitan in 2004, however.
Unlike the previous generation, the Trailbrake trim was not available.

Specifications

4.5 V8
Horsepower: 361hp
Top speed: 250 km/h (electronically limited)
0-62mph: 7.2 seconds
Transmission: 5-speed auto
Price: $47700, $50000 (adjusted for inflation)

Thanks to its high price, this generation ended up being the worst selling Yosemite. It was discontinued in 2005, with the next generation following in 2006.


#33

I really like how it looks, but it might look too futuristic for the years it sells


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1981 saw the addition of a new brand to the Sisten Motor Company lineup: Corsica. Joining Sisten and Taluvec, Corsica was aimed at a younger audience of car buyers.
Corsica’s first car, the Cheetah was unveiled in 1981 at the North American International Auto Show. Sisten wanted to distance the Corsica brand from the rest of Sistens lineup for the general audience, so the Corsica event area was located much further away from the Sisten/Taluvec booth.
At the event, the Cheetah was very popular. The amount of pre-orders actually surpassed the amount of cars they were planning to build for the first model year.

A 3.0 V6 and a 4.5 V8 were the only two engines offered across two trims. The SE trim came with a 3.0l and a 5-speed manual. The more popular option however was the Supersport trim, coming with the 4.5l and a 5-speed manual. Other than the engine, the Supersport also had slightly wider fenders.
The very first CR model came out in 1985. It used the same engine as the Supersport and the same gearbox, as the biggest changes were the addition of a rear spoiler and the removal of the rear-seats. The CR did not stick around for long, with just 1103 units being made.

Corsica presented the Safety Concept I at the 1983 New York International Auto Show. Some features include black rubber bumpers, a big rubber pad on the bonnet, two metal bars on the roof for protection during a rollover and a back-up camera on the rear.
The car is thought to be forgotten today, with the only existing photos coming from the auto show and a couple pictures taken in the '90s, when it was briefly discovered in an abandoned warehouse formerly belonging to Sisten.

Specifications

3.0 V6
Horsepower: 209
Top speed: 207 km/h
0-62mph: 7.1 seconds
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Price: $36900 (adjusted for inflation)

4.5 V8
Horsepower: 262
Top speed: 237 km/h
0-62mph: 7 seconds
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Price: $42600 (adjusted for inflation)

4.5 V8 (CR)
Horsepower: 262
Top speed: 229 km/h
0-62mph: 6.8 seconds
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Price: $42800 (adjusted for inflation)

In 1988, the second generation Cheetah came along, with the first generation being discontinued a couple of moths earlier.


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By 1982, Sisten wanted the new Corsica division to have their own sedan in the range by the next year. However, due to problems developing the chassis for the new sedan, Sisten had to quickly rebadge another model and sell it under the Corsica name, until the problems could be sorted out and the model could go on sale.
The rebadged Corsica Oakwood went on sale in 1983 as Corsica’s second model. The car was not received well, with critics pointing out that the only changes made to the exterior were the additions of Corsica badges.
While the Oakwood was selling poorly, Corsica were rushing the production of the Solar. Eventually, the Solar sedan arrived on to the dealership lots in 1986.

This hideous, unreliable and overall terrible vehicle had three engine options. The VC trim was equipped with a 1.5l Inline-4, the VE trim had a 2.5l V6 and the Turbo trim had a 2.8l turbocharged V6.
The 1.5 was a hugely powerful engine, making 75hp and having the monstrous top speed of 158km/h. All models came standard with a 5-speed manual, a 3-speed automatic was available as an option. Oh, and all models were FWD.

A wagon version was spotted testing around 1987. The current whereabouts of this prototype are unknown, however, it’s believed that it once belonged to a former vice-president of Corsica.

Specifications

1.5 I4
Horsepower: 75
Top speed: 158 km/h
0-62mph: 12.8 seconds
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Price: $20400 (adjusted for inflation)

2.5 V6
Horsepower: 152
Top speed: 200 km/h
0-62mph: 8.1 seconds
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Price: $24900 (adjusted for inflation)

2.8 V6 Turbo
Horsepower: 208
Top speed: 213 km/h
0-62mph: 6.8 seconds
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Price: $25300 (adjusted for inflation)

This amazing piece of automotive engineering continued onward until 1995, when it was killed off. Below is a print ad from 1986.


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Corsica Yosemite (Gen. 3)

2006-2012


After the failure of the 1998 Yosemite and the youth-oriented Arcadia, Corsica was lagging behind in SUV sales. As a result of this, they worked hard to make sure that the 2006 Yosemite would be a sales hit.
They succeeded, as the third gen. Yosemite ended up being the best-selling Corsica of all time.

Compared to the outgoing model, the new Yosemite received much more subtle styling. However, the V8 engine powering this car was everything but subtle. The Torquepro engine from the previous model was tweaked for this generation and the end-result was 415hp and a 0-60 time of just 7 seconds.
Three trim lines were offered. The FWD Exclusive, the AWD Limited and starting in 2008, the top of the line Trailbrake line. All models came with a 6-speed sequential gearbox.

Between 2009 and 2011, a CR version was available. The engine was a modified version of the Powerhouse V8 also used in the 2009 Corsica Cheetah CR. The engine made 486hp, making it one of the most powerful naturally aspirated engines of it’s day and the 0-60 time was just 5.2 seconds.

Specifications

4.5 V8
Horsepower: 415hp
Top speed: 250 km/h (electronically limited)
0-62mph: 7 seconds
Transmission: 6-speed auto
Price: $40000 - $44200 (adjusted for inflation)

5.4 V8 (CR)
Horsepower: 486hp
Top speed: 250 km/h (electronically limited)
0-62mph: 5.1 seconds
Transmission: 6-speed auto
Price: $45000 (adjusted for inflation)

Production was discontinued in 2012 and the next generation model went on sale in 2013.


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Corsica Centra

2014-present



The Standard trim.

Launched in 2014, the Corsica Centra is the spiritual successor to the Tekna wagon and the direct successor to the Solar. With this new sedan, Corsica returned to the compact sedan market.


The Limited trim.

Three trim-lines are available, each being powered by the same 2.6 liter Turbo V6. This engine makes 254hp, has a 0-60 time of 6.7 seconds and manages to get apprx. 32mpg.
The different trims are Standard, the base version, Limited, the middle-of-the-line version and Premium, the luxury version. The Standard is fitted with a 7-speed sequential, while Limited and Premium are equipped with a 7-speed Dual Clutch


The CR sport version.

In 2018, at the New York International Auto Show, Corsica presented the CR sport version of the Centra. Under the bonnet is a 4.0l Naturally-Aspirated V8 that now makes 322hp. The top speed is still an electronically limited 250km/h but the 0-60 time is now just 5.5 seconds.

Specifications

2.6 V6
Horsepower: 254
Top speed: 250 km/h (electronically limited)
0-62mph: 6.7 seconds
Transmission: 7-speed auto
Price: $27500 - $30100

4.0 V8 (CR)
Horsepower: 322hp
Top speed: 250 km/h (electronically limited)
0-62mph: 5.5 seconds
Transmission: 7-speed Dual Clutch
Price: $35000


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Corsica Blitz

1995-2001




In 1995, Corsica introduced the spiritual successor to the Lazer coupe, the Blitz.
Two engines were available, a 2.0 liter Inline-4 and a turbocharged 2.4 liter Inline-4. The standard 2 liter generated about 130hp and the 2.4 Turbo provided 156hp. All models were FWD and all models had a 5-speed manual as standard, an automatic was available as an option.



When 1997 rolled around, Corsica introduced a Convertible version of the Blitz. It used the 2.4 liter, as no 2 liter version was available.


This police version of the Blitz was launched with the very original tagline “Catching crims and locking them up in your community.

Specifications

2.0 I4
Horsepower: 130
Top speed: 205 km/h
0-62mph: 8.8 seconds
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Price: $19400 (adjusted for inflation)

2.4 I4 Turbo
Horsepower: 156
Top speed: 217 km/h
0-62mph: 7.7 seconds
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Price: $21200 (adjusted for inflation)

2.4 I4 Turbo (Cabrio)
Horsepower: 156
Top speed: 210 km/h
0-62mph: 8 seconds
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Price: $21700 (adjusted for inflation)


Here’s an ad from 1995.


#39

A Corsica Kei-Car Rumored To Launch At The Tokyo Motor Show

December 1, 2018



The Sisten Rush.

A trademark was filed on November 28th in Japan for a Corsica Apollo, further fueling rumours of a Corsica branded K-car being in the works. The filings were first noticed by the site Corsica Society.

Currently, the Sisten Group, which encompasses Sisten, Taluvec and Corsica, manufacturers just one Kei car, the Sisten Rush (pictured above). The Rush was introduced in 2017 exclusively for the Japanese market and the Corsica version is expected to be the high-end version of the model.

The Corsica version is most likely going to be unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show in October.


#40

Anchan noises


#41

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Corsica Yosemite (Gen. 4)

2013-present


In 2013, American soccer moms watched in great excitement as the replacement for the best-selling third generation Yosemite was unveiled at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.

Since the launch, two engines are available. The 3.0 V6 generates 244 horsepower and 291 Torques, the bigger 3.5 V6 makes 274 horsepower and 337 Nm of Torque. Both engines come with a 7-speed Dual Clutch automatic.


Specifications

3.0 V6
Horsepower: 244 @ 6900 RPM
Torque: 291 Nm @ 3900 RPM
Top speed: 224 km/h
0-62mph: 8.1 seconds
Transmission: 7-speed Dual Clutch
Price: $39500

3.5 V6
Horsepower: 274 @ 6400 RPM
Torque: 337 Nm @ 4500 RPM
Top speed: 233 km/h
0-62mph: 7.5 seconds
Transmission: 7-speed Dual Clutch
Price: $40500 - $42800



#42

I think a Farox Meridia vs. Corsica Yosemite head to head is in order! :smirk: