Toyota Reveals 257hp GR Yaris Rally Homologation Special

Discussion in 'Auto News' started by GTPNewsWire, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. RandomCarGuy17

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    Awwww, I want one. Homologation cars like this are just so awesome, but us Americans never get them. :(
     
  2. 05XR8

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    It's a 3-cylinder Toyota. I'm sure it'll survive a nuclear holocaust.
     
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  3. GTV0819

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    Well, this thing is a Toyota but what do you think will happen once its turbocharger gets busted?
     
  4. Greycap

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    Right at the beginning of the sixth paragraph, below the engine picture: "There’s a new, 1.6-liter turbo engine too".
     
  5. CLowndes888

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    This is one of the most exciting cars that Toyota has ever produced, at least since the Celica GT-Four and Mark IV Supra. Suddenly, Toyota seem way less mundane releasing this little beast into the world. I'm a fan.
     
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    ^ This, and... the same thing as literally any other turbocharged car in the world if the turbo goes. It being fairly small capacity doesn't really make a difference.
     
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    It's on par with an similarly sized Audi S1. A little more expensive, a little more power but a touch more weight too. I believe Toyota/Gazoo will make it a more playful, driver-focused chassis though.
     
  8. panjandrum

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    You missed the bit where I linked to a document of true mid-engined cars. Front-mids, while a great step in the right direction, still don't provide what a true mid-engined car can.
     
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  9. TexRex

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    Sure, but you can still just pull it back and have it in the middle--behind the driver. A great many true mid-engine production cars utilize transverse FWD powerpacks to drive the rear wheels (the single example in that link--a Matra Murena--had the transaxle from a Citroën CX), and people even do their own mid-engine conversions in this manner.
     
  10. mustafur

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    The True Successor to the Celica GT-Four.