The Sera was a special car made in limited numbers from 1990 to 1995 within Japan and sold on the Japanese domestic market (JDM) only. Around 16,000 were made and there's currently 300 or so registered in Australia, where this one lives.The engine is a "5E-FHE", which is the high output version of the 1.5L DOHC 5E family of Toyota engines, also used in the Paseo, Cynos and Starlet in some countries.Transmission of this one is Automatic, but Manual versions do exists just a lot less of them.This fine example is a 1990 model with 116,000kms on the dial and has been dyno tested to show it has a genuine 50kW (almost 70hp) of power at the wheels. Oh well, you can't always have everything. Maybe once I've got a 4E-FTE turbo engine in there, it will be more than double that power figure!Handling is quite impressive. Although it currently has a lot of body roll it can still get around the corners of a race track very fast due to having a lot of grip. Enough to outcorner many other vehicles. Search for "Toyota Sera Powercruise" on youtube for examples. :)Styling currently consists of a G5-like front bar and rear spoiler plus a set of 15" alloy wheels, a good window tint and custom retrimmed seats and carpet in black and grey.Mechanically the car has a full exhaust system comprising Pacemaker 4-2-1 headers into a custom "Liverpool Exhaust" cat-back and a canon muffler.Musically this car came with the optional SLSS stereo which comprised of a radio/cd/tape headunit with DSP, 5" speakers in the doors, tweeters and a centre channel on the dash, 6 speakers in a "saussage" on the parcel shelf which could rotate to direct the music straight into the cabin, or point upwards and bounce the sound of the glass hatch, plus an active subwoofer in the boot. Now there's a nice little JVC CD/MP3 headunit running the factory speakers & subwoofer, with a 3-way switch controlling the rotation feature of the rear speakers.Latest modification on the interior is a Momo Apache steering wheel - it looks good in the car with it's chunky thick wheel and squared bottom, but I can no longer steer with my knee as more turning force is required with the slightly smaller steering wheel and my knee slips too much. But the benefits far outweigh that with more "road feeling" being available.Update: Feb 2012, I mentioned getting a 4EFTE engine for this car and it's finally happening. I've bough a wrecked car with the right engine in it and this is being extracted and checked over. Hopefully in a week or 2 we'll be putting it into SERIST, finally giving the T some real meaning. The expected 50% power improvement will be nice too :)For your viewing pleasure, here's some photos of my SERA!