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Corsica Motor Company - The Corsica Summit "Electric Dreams" by Sprocket Hound


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?


I think we can assume it was a typo…

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



Corsica CSX


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.


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.


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)


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.


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.


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)



Corsica Yosemite (Gen. 2)


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Anchan noises



Corsica Yosemite (Gen. 4)


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.


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


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



The 2019 Corsica Cheetah Has Been Spotted Testing

December 10, 2018

After the current, fifth generation Corsica Cheetah was discontinued last Friday, the sixth generation 2019 model was already spotted testing at the Hirochi Raceway.

These spy shots indicate that the Cheetah will indeed be returning to the classic 2+2 layout, after the fifth generation model, introduced in 2012, made a bold move by only being a two seater.

Further spy shots were later taken at a garage.

The 2019 Cheetah will most likely be revealed at the North American International Auto Show in 2019


Corsica Oakwood

from 1983-1986

By 1982, Sisten were developing an all-new sedan for their all-new brand, which would end up being the Solar. However, after numerous troubles and faults experienced when developing the car, Sisten decided to give Corsica a stop-gap model, until the Solar could go on sale.

The accountants quickly figured out that the best option was to rebadge an older model from the range. The car that was eventually rebadged was the Taluvec Gran Callahan. Within just a few months, the car was converted into the Corsica Oakwood, which went on sale at the beginning of 1983.

As the Gran Callahan had been on sale since 1975, the Oakwood was definetly not the most modern car when it came out. The exterior and interior styling were really starting to show their age and the V8 engine under the hood performed worse than most competitors.

Under the bonnet, the Oakwood used a 4.5 liter V8, previously used in the Taluvec Paradiso limousine. This engine is notable and legendary for how terrible it is when applied to a passenger car.

The 24-valve design makes 288hp and 381Nm of Torque, allowing the Oakwood to reach a top speed of 210 km/h. 100 km/h is reached within 7.7 seconds.

However, none of these numbers matter after you’ve read the gas mileage. The Corsica Oakwood 4.5 V8 Premium gets 11.4 MPG (UK).

Inside the car, there’s seating for six and a premium 8-track player came as standard.


4.5 V8 SOHC-24
Horsepower: 288 @ 6000 RPM
Torque: 381 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Top speed: 210 km/h
0-62mph: 7.7 seconds
Transmission: 4-speed Automatic
Price: $50000 (adjusted for inflation)


Fantastic design! Love the wheel spat/cover too!


Thanks for liking the design! And to be honest, I added the wheel cover just so it would look more interesting.


How did you add the wheel covers? I’m curious…


Pretty unique design, great job! :smiley: