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Toyota Sera - Stock, TRD & GT 2017-09-03

One curious little car, three different flavors

  1. A3DR
    3D models created by Alberto Daniel Russo (@A3DR)
    Physics by Jason Coates (@aphidgod)
    Special thanks to Joseph, who shared pics of his real car as well as doing a lot of research on technical data and measurements

    Sound samples from official Kunos cars

    Click here if you'd like to donate something for my work:
    https://www.paypal.me/a3dr

    What started as a simple project turned out to be more technical than we've expected, with other projects getting in the way, so it took over a year to have a decent release version
    .
    Joseph, the owner, was working on the stock physics but it got a bit complicated for him, so @aphidgod took over to finish all three versions. TRD and GT are built according to real specs and available parts, except the widebody aero kit which its made up by myself.

    Stock version is automatic, as most of these cars came out like that from the factory. Only a few were 5-spd, so my advise is to play it with auto shifter on.

    Here are the tech specs for the two special versions:

    TRD

    • TRD adjustable coilovers
    • Camber/caster plates
    • Rear ARB
    • 4AGE engine swap
    • 4.312:1 final drive
    • Limited slip differential
    • Track-compound brake pads
    • 195mm tires on +30mm offset wheels
    GT (Time Attack car)
    • AWD driveline/underbody swap from EP85 Starlet, custom differentials/driveshafts
    • Tuned 3SGTE (from MR2 Turbo)
    • Matching E153 gearbox
    • 3.94:1 axle ratio from a Solara
    • Fully custom wide-track suspension with relocated body mounts
    • Custom steering rack
    • Custom coilovers, ARBs, topmounts
    • Full race brake kit
    • Minor weight reduction
    • Widebody + aero package
    • 225mm tires on +19mm offset wheels
    Keep in mind this project started over a year ago, so the 3D model might have some flaws here and there. Don't expect the polishing level of my 512TR or Diablo, learned a lot along the way, so tried to keep this one up to date without delaying the release any longer.
    Still all parts work (gullwing doors, shifter animation, gauges, lights, etc.) and while it's not the most optimized model texture wise, I've tried to compress the textures all I could to keep file size down. Stock and TRD have LOD's, but not the GT.

    Stock
    Screenshot_a3dr_toyota_sera_hakone_ohiradai_upper_v1_1-9-117-6-28-41.jpg
    Screenshot_a3dr_toyota_sera_hakone_ohiradai_upper_v1_1-9-117-6-29-15.jpg
    __custom_showroom_1504259375.jpg


    TRD
    Screenshot_a3dr_toyota_sera_trd_krajiskazmija_1-9-117-6-19-36.jpg
    Screenshot_a3dr_toyota_sera_trd_krajiskazmija_1-9-117-6-25-37.jpg
    Showroom_toyota_sera_trd_12-2-2017-17-48-15.jpg

    GT (Time Attack)
    Screenshot_a3dr_toyota_sera_gt_ks_black_cat_county_1-9-117-5-43-46.jpg Screenshot_a3dr_toyota_sera_gt_skidpad05_1-9-117-5-13-10.jpg

    As a bonus all of them feature the SLSS (Super Live Sound System) with 7 speakers and adjustable rear speakers from Funky to Casual mode, pressing the 0 key on the numpad in showroom.

    Screenshot_toyota_sera_spa_6-3-117-15-51-47.jpg
    Screenshot_toyota_sera_skidpad05_10-3-117-14-10-32.jpg

Recent Reviews

  1. Azylee
    Azylee
    5/5,
    Version: 2017-09-03
    Insane Quality.
    btw can u fix the steering holding
    can i make it hold at 9 and 3 spot
    awesome btw
    and pls change the steering wheel too!
  2. manzes82
    manzes82
    5/5,
    Version: 2017-09-03
    Stunning....awesome....impressive...i need more superlatives
  3. kaitora
    kaitora
    5/5,
    Version: 2017-09-03
    To the guy saying the sound is off and that you should use the NA miata sound, I say please don't! From having owned a 5E engined toyota, I can tell it's a lot like the stock sound of the 4A, the car is just a bit slower. Immaculate modelling, great mod overall.
  4. Dade
    Dade
    5/5,
    Version: 2017-09-03
    Downloading now but will test later, these just from your post actually look brilliant.

    Excited to use them :)
  5. Alkobelka
    Alkobelka
    4/5,
    Version: 2017-09-03
    Good!
  6. ninetynine
    ninetynine
    5/5,
    Version: 2017-09-03
    Great texturing, great model, pretty decent physics.

    just the sound is bothering me a bit. i know you used a toyota engine sound, the 4age. but it sounds so unfitting for the weak-ish 105hp engine it has. like, too aggressive. have you thought about looking at the miata na sound? just for having it a bit softer or so.
    other than that, great.
    1. A3DR
      Author's Response
      Yes, that's a good idea! completely forgot about the Miata NA, I'll include it in the next update for sure. Thanks!
  7. slalom15m
    slalom15m
    5/5,
    Version: 2017-09-03
    Amazing model built from scratch,rarely see such a high detailing on a small car like this,Noticed that you have a 4A-GE engine for the TRD Model,Wondering are you interested in building the AE101 Levin/trueno for the game,they use 4AGE also .
    Fantastic work anyways.Thx
    1. A3DR
      Author's Response
      Thanks, but no more japanese cars from me in the near future. Of course I'll make some more later on, but no idea what will be.
  8. kobalt
    kobalt
    5/5,
    Version: 2017-09-03
    super fantastic car quick and responsive thank you :)
  9. tristancliffe
    tristancliffe
    2/5,
    Version: 2017-09-03
    We like Seras, my brother was one of the first in the UK to have one and set up the owners club.
    But this looks great, and the Sausage is nicely done.

    However, the torque/power is wrong, the gearing is wrong, the rear roll stiffness is wrong, the handling is far too tail happy (and having won various championships and developed other cars for AC I think I'm vaguely well placed to comment).

    I've unpacked the data file and am currently refining it for you (in 5MT spec, as I don't care for the auto), but right now it feels like you've done a weekends worth of work on it. Sorry.
    1. A3DR
      Author's Response
      While I appreciate your feedback, this is not the place to do it, go to the "Ask Questions / Get Support". We're working on these physics issues, so your input on it will be very helpful.
  10. rosgillies
    rosgillies
    5/5,
    Version: 2017-09-03
    Many thanks, an excellent addon and a definite keeper.
  11. greywulf
    greywulf
    5/5,
    Version: 2017-09-03
    It`s not a ride on a cannonball - but a ride on a little atom bomb.
    Like again the formula: A3DR + HQ + exotic ideas = pure fun.

    Another mile stone... thx!!!...
  12. ssdsdsss
    ssdsdsss
    5/5,
    Version: 2017-09-03
    A brilliant recreation of a truly abysmal car.

    The Toyota Sera combines both no power and awful handling in one single terrible package, and is lovingly recreated in this mod.

    The model is beautiful inside and out, and the dreadful handling of this foul little vehicle is wonderfully captured with the keen eye for detail that you have come to expect from A3DR.

    This is a gorgeous, must-have mod faithfully recreates one of automotive engineering's great mistakes.

    I cannot recommend it enough. This fully-featured mod matches stock content in terms of quality.
  13. Fuzila
    Fuzila
    5/5,
    Version: 2017-09-03
    Excellent as usual. Thank you A3DR team!
  14. Cordovan Splotch
    Cordovan Splotch
    4/5,
    Version: 2017-09-03
    Absolutely awesome! Possibly my favorite car from Gran Turismo 4 of the ones that I never drove.
    The only thing lacking is the Air Fantasy system control module in the center console.
  15. MeMyselfAndI
    MeMyselfAndI
    5/5,
    Version: 2017-09-03
    1. A3DR
  16. vash59
    vash59
    5/5,
    Version: 2017-09-03
    Again perfect work for this modder team!! Just THANK YOU.
  17. Mihalych
    Mihalych
    5/5,
    Version: 2017-09-03
    Thank you!
  18. dori
    dori
    5/5,
    Version: 2017-09-03
    Superb detail, Really well put together mod. Love the oddball stuff
  19. skyflightmusic
    skyflightmusic
    5/5,
    Version: 2017-09-03
    Such a rare car with such a detail! How can not put down a 5 stars for you? And hey, thanks for drop by my map!
  20. HansDG
    HansDG
    5/5,
    Version: 2017-09-03
    Fantastic!!! ..and in 3 versions :-)
  21. Helzephyr
    Helzephyr
    5/5,
    Version: 2017-09-03
    An excellent mod of an amazing little car that I didn't even know existed until today!
    I really like these small, moderately powered but fun to drive cars, and I've already driven the standard version about 300km in AC! (Haven't tried the other versions yet)
    If I'm allowed one criticism, I have to say I'm not overly fond of the manually operated 4-speed automatic gearbox.
    I assume it was a necessary compromise, but I would have preferred at least the option of the manual 5-speed gearbox.
    Yes, I'm nitpicking, the car is still super-fun to drive, but you know...
    Anyway, a huge thank you to everyone involved in this project!
  22. whiteboy
    whiteboy
    5/5,
    Version: 2017-09-03
    Perfect as always
  23. Deswribilator
    Deswribilator
    5/5,
    Version: 2017-09-03
  24. Krunky555
    Krunky555
    5/5,
    Version: 2017-09-03
    Amaizing quality mod as always! One mistake I found is from the dasboard view you can see through the car under the bonnet.
    1. A3DR
      Author's Response
      Set up that camera ages ago, should've double checked! will make sure it's fixed on the next update.
  25. Elnoyle
    Elnoyle
    5/5,
    Version: 2017-09-03
    A3dr seem to be working more than the devs.
  26. Hachiroku_88PL
    Hachiroku_88PL
    5/5,
    Version: 2017-09-03
    You guys are amazing. Starting a simple and minor project, ending up with THIS quality level. Crazy, considering your work with the 512TR and Diablo.
  27. João Tuning
    João Tuning
    5/5,
    Version: 2017-09-03
    Fantastic as Always!!
    Didn't give 6* because, in my opinion, you always set the dashcam too forward... ;)

    Thank you
  28. Makavelian
    Makavelian
    5/5,
    Version: 2017-09-03
    Hasn't even finished downloading, but no doubt it'll be great. Muchas gracias!
  29. kingdomblues
    kingdomblues
    5/5,
    Version: 2017-09-03
    funky mod :)
  30. homecalendar
    homecalendar
    5/5,
    Version: 2017-09-03
    Top notch, like always.