Toyota Reveals 257hp GR Yaris Rally Homologation Special

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  1. GTPNewsWire

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    Yes I would like one please.
     
  3. MikeV27

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    I really don't like subcompact cars but that looks like a blast. If only they did something like this with the Corolla or Camry, I'd be interested in something like a Corolla "STI" or whatever. Knowing Toyota though, something like that would be really pricey. This Yaris is nearly 50k when converted to loonies.

    The one thing I don't like about how it looks is the bulging rear wheel arches that Toyota seems to be putting on all their vehicles. They also did this with the new Highlander.
     
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    Yes please to see this car included in GT S :).
     
  5. AudiMan2011

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    Performance looks very serious for something Fiesta-sized. However I expect this to cost possibly upwards of £30k and not sell a lot.
     
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    *joins the regular-cab Silverado RST on the list of stuff I'm kinda salty over (probably) not getting*
     
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    Anddddddddddd not coming to the US. :crazy:
     
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    2800lbs, no crazy horsepower numbers(257hp is really nice) and full time AWD. I say it is worth the price tag. I miss seeing rally cars built for the road. I am glad Toyota decided to make one. Sadly, it will never come to the US.
     
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    It's ridiculous, and I love it. More of this please!
     
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    Never thought Toyota would make me want a Yaris, But I would very much like to have one.
     
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    It's a proven scientific formula by now:

    If a JDM vehicle is represented by x, and x < 12 pounds/horsepower, then US allocation = 0. The constant holds stable for at least 25 years, unless racecar. Then demand equals an imaginary number, though a complex number if you throw millions of dollars* at it.

    * no, not Dallaras.
     
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  12. GT Kelv

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    Now this is really cool!!!
     
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  13. ruestchiva

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    This is really a neck-breaker. I find it awesome specially with the AWD system which gives it so much potential.
     
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  14. BLiTZ

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    This is now top of the list for what to buy next, just need to find the circa £30k they'll likely want for it :scared:
     
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    I want it. I WANT IT SO BAD!
     
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    I love this car and it would be an absolute blast! Could you imagine how good it’d be on a hillclimb or gymkhana course? :eek:

    Aus pricing is slated around $60k, which, for reference is the cost of two new base model GT86s. Probably a bit out of my reach for a 2 door hatch, but I sincerely hope they sell a whole heap of them. The world needs more homologation specials!
     
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    I can honestly say that since my sister has had a Yaris for a couple years now... I never thought I'd ever want one. This is so sweet. Haha
     
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    Believe this is what you call a pocket rocket.
     
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    Think there's a bit of passing resemblance here,
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    :confused:
     
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    I'm assuming he means make it a true MR layout, not just an FM-R.
     
  23. karelpipa

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    I drove this test mule, from which this rally homologation special has become reality.
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    Also this, in case you missed it. Super TAikyu action for both cars THIS year! :tup:
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    Bring it to GTSport (GR.B serie) with PPIHC (serie all cars) for now PS4 with upgrade to PS5. Dreaming is free.
     
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    This is the Toyota I've been waiting for since the demise of the Group A GT-Four Celicas (I'm rebuilding an ST165, so pretty obsessed with those cars). Brilliant job by Toyota on this Yaris.

    On another note @GTPNewsWire , it would be great if you could include metric units in future articles. Saves us the time of converting everything :tup:
     
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    192kW and 360Nm (200kW and 370Nm for JDM cars), 1280kg, 230km/h, and 0-100km/h in 5.5s.
     
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  28. IngRobNy

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    This is a road going car, so it would most likely be in N300.
     
  29. JacoJa

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    Thanks :tup: Although it's no problem for me, just for people living in other regions who read the home page news feed.
     
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  30. Schmou

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    260hp in an AWD Yaris. We need more cars like this.
    But 3 cylinders (1000ccm?) and 260hp? Will it be able to survive 100k km with 1 engine?