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Hokuto Levara Toréer (1993)
As Toréer started gaining traction (pun intended) in the car world, it was only natural they’d end up as some other company’s tuning subdivision. The Hokuto-Toréer partnership was born of the Sommet’s potential, and out of the partnership came this badass sports sedan.
In the 1990 Levara, Toréer packed some extra ponies–53 over the stock HR-4, to be exact–thanks to a larger turbocharger, significantly more aggressive cams, and straight-through muffler. It also got stiffer, lower suspension, a revised gearbox, bigger, grippier tyres, bigger brakes, and a suspiciously absent front passenger seat, which paid off on the track. Toréer also fitted a custom bodykit, hood scoop, grille, 17 inch rims, and an exclusive black paintjob for cool factor. Overall, the Levara Toréer’s only drawbacks were its economy–losing 3 MPG across the board–and its production: only roughly 500 were built, due to Toréer’s relative size at this point. Despite its obscurity, the Levara Toréer sold well thanks to its performance per dollar, and it helped get Toréer on the map. If you’re looking for a badass, inconspicuous sedan to whoop your frenemy’s “trackday bro” compact any day of the week, you’ve come to the right car.
- 2.3L inline 4 turbo, F4, 5spd man
- 267 hp, 251 lb-ft
- 0-60 in 6.43 seconds
- 60-0 in 35 m
- ¼ mile in 14.94 seconds
- Top speed of 123 mph
- Pulls 1.09 g (200m)
- 3086.7 lb
- $14462 without markup
- 118.4 competitiveness, 86.4% affordability (Family Sport, Gasmea)
- 115.5 competitiveness, 76.7% affordability (Family Sport, Fruinia)