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    1. 02-25-2020 08:07 PM #176
      Quote Originally Posted by Schrodinger's Rattle View Post
      That's a good click right there, and a channel full of em. Good subtitles as an Italian gent just thrashes a car for ten minutes along mountain roads. Thanks stiggy!
      cheers!

      Quality channel it is indeed.

      Fun stuff.


      Quote Originally Posted by Elite_Deforce View Post
      I've heard it every way imaginable. I think it boils down to it not being the most reliable car and the apologists who have few issues are the ones that are capable of doing a lot of DIY stuff. Even if everything goes well, they are a pain to work on.


      True enough.

      On the varying degrees of pain-in-ass difficulty across the spectrum of cars I've wrenched on,
      the R53 is a solid 3 out of 5 bangheads.

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      02-29-2020 04:12 PM #177
      The rally version is in trouble as FIA has changed the details of the guideline for 2022. Remains to be seen how this will unfold.

      AUTOhebdo.fr: Mäkinen : « Nous espérions prendre la Yaris 2021 pour 2022 »

      Google translated from the original french interview :
      ... Why did you launch a car that should only be used for one season before the arrival of a hybrid WRC?

      We have to see how the new regulations will evolve. Initially, with what had been decided by the world commission, there was not a lot of changes to make between the car of 2021 and that of 2022. We hoped to take the Yaris WRC 2021 to develop that of 2022. However , it appears that there are discussions again and that does not seem good. We are really very disappointed.

      That is to say that you could not use this Yaris 2021 for 2022? Would you have to develop yet another car?

      The 2022 regulations seemed very close to those of 2021 except for the installation of batteries and the hybridization system. That would have required us to modify only part of the car… but now we are wondering. The issue has been reopened and we have no idea whether it will be good or not. I have no idea what that means. What I do know, however, is that to develop an entirely new WRC for 2022, the deadline is very short. The 2021 version takes many things from the current one. There are several elements and subjects common to the two cars and yet it took us a long time to build the 2021. If we were to achieve a completely new WRC, I think we would have to get even more resources and I don't know where we could find them ...

      Interview by Loïc Rocci
      If the racing version will be short lived it doesn't bode a long production run for the road car either. Instant collectors car.

      TL;DR: The fun is over, this is now a Prius thread.

    4. 02-29-2020 05:01 PM #178
      Quote Originally Posted by JTuhkanen View Post
      The rally version is in trouble as FIA has changed the details of the guideline for 2022. Remains to be seen how this will unfold.

      AUTOhebdo.fr: Mäkinen : « Nous espérions prendre la Yaris 2021 pour 2022 »

      Google translated from the original french interview :


      If the racing version will be short lived it doesn't bode a long production run for the road car either. Instant collectors car.

      TL;DR: The fun is over, this is now a Prius thread.

      Bummer.

      I have a kneejerk reaction that this is bad news and agree with Fifi who left the comment in the linked article:

      Cest ça réduire les coups
      Une hybridation débile
      La mort du rallye a petit feu




      Don't know really how this is going to play out though, supposedly lower cost is part of the equation and attempts to get more manufacturers participating in WRC?

      Whatever happens,
      I just pray they never go full electric,
      what a drag that would be...


    5. 03-04-2020 10:36 AM #179


      This appears to be testing a tarmac spec GR-4,
      possibly for a Japanese racing series?






      Pics from Feb. 29th 2020

    6. 03-05-2020 06:23 PM #180
      Surprisingly,
      the clickniks actually have a decent Yaris related article concerning pricing:

      https://jalopnik.com/the-268-hp-2020...y-3-1842126252

      :


      + nice UK advert posted today too:


    7. 03-06-2020 07:12 AM #181
      Quote Originally Posted by Elite_Deforce View Post
      I've heard it every way imaginable. I think it boils down to it not being the most reliable car and the apologists who have few issues are the ones that are capable of doing a lot of DIY stuff. Even if everything goes well, they are a pain to work on.

      Complete. And Utter. PITA.

      That supercharger whine though

    8. 03-06-2020 07:14 AM #182
      Quote Originally Posted by stiggy-pug View Post


      This appears to be testing a tarmac spec GR-4,
      possibly for a Japanese racing series?


      Pics from Feb. 29th 2020

      Super Taikyu. It was at some car show... yellow/blue/white camo livery.

    9. 03-06-2020 09:30 AM #183
      Quote Originally Posted by 11Tenths View Post
      Super Taikyu. It was at some car show... yellow/blue/white camo livery.


      I'm not very well-versed in Japanese racing series so thanks for the pointer.

      Looks like it's meant for ST2 class.

      What other cars will it be running with?
      I did see an Evo in ST2...



      And,
      here's a short viddie from the testing:


    10. 03-06-2020 10:36 AM #184
      ST-2 Class : 2,001cc-3,500cc 4WD vehicles

      Evo + WRX + Mazda 3



      And now apparently GR-4.

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      03-06-2020 10:46 AM #185
      Note sure if it was mentioned but Europe got a cool Yaris GRMS a while ago. Very cool supercharged variant. FANTASTIC reviews. Another cool hatch we do not have.

      Articles:
      https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews...fter-midnight/
      https://jalopnik.com/why-the-209-hp-...-th-1826605971

      Video:
      https://youtu.be/o2wEdWngL0o - VERY interesting result vs Civic Type R
      https://youtu.be/EU9-s-Q0yFc
      https://youtu.be/7ynOVRMKjPw

      Quote Originally Posted by StressStrain View Post
      Cheapest way to 9s is to buy someone else's 8 second car, then drive it yourself.
      Quote Originally Posted by DonL View Post
      Elevation down two clicks, windage left two clicks. Send it.

    12. 03-06-2020 10:57 AM #186
      Quote Originally Posted by Stangy View Post
      Note sure if it was mentioned but Europe got a cool Yaris GRMS a while ago. Very cool supercharged variant. FANTASTIC reviews. Another cool hatch we do not have.
      Yeah, I was very interested in that one because it was s/c.

      A very limited production vehicle.

      Had many questions about it which still remain unanswered...

      https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthre...#post113609373

      :

      AutoBild mentions it here:

      Toyota put a lot of effort into the GR Yaris . The powerful turbo three-cylinder engine and the all-wheel drive were newly developed especially for the power dwarf. With 261 hp and 350 Nm, the three-door car is significantly stronger than its predecessor, the Yaris GRMN . Nevertheless, it will only cost a good 3000 euros more than its predecessor!

      GR-4 = €33,200

      :

      https://www.autobild.de/artikel/toyo...-16488489.html

    13. 03-08-2020 01:06 PM #187
      Someone in the UK recently put down a deposit and posted a pic of paperwork with timeline.

      Deliveries begin Jan. 2021.


    14. 04-01-2020 01:31 PM #188
      I watching the WRC car on dusty gravel.


    15. 04-17-2020 01:56 PM #189
      :

      On display at a shopping mall in Nagoya Japan:



      :

      The winner in WRC Mexico:



    16. 04-18-2020 10:11 AM #190
      More from Mexico...

      ...DirtFish provides some excellent footage.

      first clip features harrowing narrow miss of a dog running out on course.


    17. 08-01-2020 10:04 AM #191
      This video dropped today,
      some fun runs...


    18. 08-08-2020 08:41 AM #192
      Really great to see this thing slung around singin' full-throated on gravel.

      sunny weather, deep ruts,maximum attack and gravel shower

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