Toyota Corolla Altis ESport... Nurburgring Edition...?

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  1. Grandea GTR

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    So Toyota's Thailand division created a special edition Toyota Corolla Altis named the ESport Nurburgring Edition.
    ... What???
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    The only performance change I have read about this car is a re-calibrated suspension. Other than that, it still uses the SAME 1.8L 141 HP engine it has been using.​
     
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  2. Downhill Dino

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    Not surprised at all. What with trying to look sporty 'n stuff as of late.
     
  3. Grandea GTR

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    I'm surprised they even made this because they are practically celebrating the fact that they finished the Nurburgring 24hr in 7th place.

    Of 7 racers.
     
  4. JMoney

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    A Nurburgring sticker would look better on a pickup truck than a Corolla. Sure, there probably hasn't ever been a truck race at the Nurburgring but no truck ever finished last there.
     
  5. Tornado

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    Eugh. I thought the front of our Corolla looked bad.
     
  6. R1600Turbo

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    The current US spec Corolla has grown on me quite a bit. Hated it at first, but it's a sharp looking little car in the top trim with the HID's.

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  7. -Fred-

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    And a GT86 finished 1st in that class. Which, you know, is also a Toyota, of which a Nurburgring edition probably would have made more sense.
     
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  8. Legro

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    Basically it's like the Nürburgring stickers you see on Volkswagen Passat Estates over here, except the fact, this time it's done by Toyota rather than a middle-aged man with 3 children.
     
  9. catamount39

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    And it'd be easier probably. Get some slightly larger tires, massage the engine, give it some aero, and you've got the GT86-Nurburgring Edition. Heck it could be quite the performance car.
     
  10. mustafur

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    So now it will be Grandma's with 3 grand children.
     
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  12. niky

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    I imagine it's quite an achievement to make it around the Nurburgring that slowly for 24 hours without getting trundled off by some random Porsche in the middle of the night...

    so... uh... yeah. Good job. Definitely worth a special edition trim level.
     
  13. jergto

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    Sadly, this will be in GT6 before a C7Z is in.
     
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  14. ToyGTone

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    Remind's me of this Advert



    I saw this Advert while i was in a mall in Bangkok with my family last summer and i looked at some TV screen's with this showing up.
     
  15. catamount39

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    Don't you mean Ferrari? :lol:
     
  16. TorqueHappenS08

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    The Corolla does not come with any HID's actually, all the trim levels actually come with LED, which is why they always appear more purple. So really,you can always tell when a new corolla is approaching.

    The only new Asian compacts that come with HID's are the mazda 3 and the KIA Forte.
     
  17. R1600Turbo

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    The more you know.
     
  18. Grandea GTR

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    Da-da-daaa-daaa-daaaaaaaa.
     
  19. Omnis

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    Yeah, how about contributing something instead of just linking to Jalopdick.
     
  20. Grandea GTR

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    I would think I did contribute a bit by showing a photo of it here, but oh well.
     
  21. Ameer67

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    And the link doesn't even work! :lol:
     
  22. TorqueHappenS08

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  23. Grandea GTR

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    :guilty: fixed.
     
  24. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    That makes less sense then.
     
  25. Grandea GTR

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    Not directed towards you, my bad, but...


    A Nurburgring edition should actually happen on a car when that said car model does something great on the track such as:

    A fast lap time
    A podium finish
     
  26. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    True, but at least this car was on the track and doing something (supposedly racing from what I hear :sly:) as to where a truck just having it makes less sense. Cause one hasn't touched the track (production wise) thus logically saying it is better on one tells me a few things. One *insert unrelated liked object to detract from subject* and two it's a Corolla so let's talk it down with the most off the wall idea.

    Other than that I agree, this car is the second to last thing that shouldn't bare the name Nurburgring on it. While the last thing on the list would be any truck. (see what I did there ;))

    *Note: Also I understand that you weren't directing it at me, but thanks anyways.
     
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  27. Grandea GTR

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    With it being a Corolla, I'm just waiting for more car people to throw their toys out of the pram once the news start spreading. I'm seeing some, er, "magnificent" comments in Jalopnik already, as well as AutoBlog.
     
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  28. niky

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    We may laugh, but Toyota is dead serious about turning around its staid image through these marketing pushes.

    We just had our second Vios (Yaris) Cup race here... and in a country that's too poor to support a decent touring car series (not even one with twenty year old Civics, the one we've been hosting for the past... twenty... years), Toyota has managed to get a forty car grid.

    Forty.frickin'.cars. And only half-a-dozen are manufacturer sponsored. The rest are privately owned. Fully caged, LSD, racing clutch, brakes, fully stripped. The works.

    And from the first race, local sales for that model jumped over 60%. That's no joke.

    Give people the right hook, and they'll buy anything. :D
     
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  29. SagarisGTB

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    Not overly surprised. The Gazoo Racing organized Vitz Race Netz Cup has been hugely successful in Japan for over 15 years now.
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    Are the Philippino cars also prepped to racing spec by TRD?
     
  30. The87Dodge

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    I honestly think that this car isn't terrible. There are parts I don't like about it, but there are cars that are much worse.