Re : Toyota GR Yaris - official!

Re : Toyota GR Yaris - official!

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TommoAE86

2,234 posts

92 months

Friday 10th January 2020
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rare6499 said:
Well played Toyota this looks absolutely fantastic.
Agreed!

BogBeast

1,061 posts

228 months

Friday 10th January 2020
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To echo many comments on this thread - great job Toyota

My 4x4 Cosworth was one of the most entertaining A>B cars I ever had. This looks to be a modern take on one.

This is going to get a test drive from me... (might even tempt be out of my Model 3 Performance)

scottygib553

479 posts

60 months

Friday 10th January 2020
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I'll likely never own one but I'm so happy it exists. Maybe if I win the lotto, it can be my running to the shops car.

nickfrog

14,138 posts

182 months

Friday 10th January 2020
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Rsx Boy said:
I have roads at my disposal where I can use 350bhp in the GR.
Do you use all that power past 3rd gear and use all the lateral grip? Or are those roads private?

Dave Hedgehog

13,179 posts

169 months

Friday 10th January 2020
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BogBeast said:
This is going to get a test drive from me... (might even tempt be out of my Model 3 Performance)
I have been looking for a weekend toy to sit beside my M3, and on paper it ticks all the boxes


5harp3y

1,790 posts

164 months

Friday 10th January 2020
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fk YES TOYOTA

fk YES

so much want for this

on a set of TE37 wheels

croyde

17,983 posts

195 months

Friday 10th January 2020
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It'll be the most nicked with insurance to add.

I do like it though.

breadvan

1,700 posts

133 months

Friday 10th January 2020
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To pick a random comparator (from my back catalogue), this has a better power/weight than a RB5 (PPP) Impreza. 203 v 195 bhp per ton.

Well done Toyota, I bet it’ll be a riot.

housen

1,906 posts

157 months

Friday 10th January 2020
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thats really really special

bangerhoarder

184 posts

33 months

Friday 10th January 2020
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croyde said:
It'll be the most nicked with insurance to add.

I do like it though.
Not such a theft magnet for the ram-raid/robbery/scrote crews due to being three door. I suspect they'll be fairly rare too.

J4CKO

33,634 posts

165 months

Friday 10th January 2020
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bangerhoarder said:
croyde said:
It'll be the most nicked with insurance to add.

I do like it though.
Not such a theft magnet for the ram-raid/robbery/scrote crews due to being three door. I suspect they'll be fairly rare too.
Indeed, and the bits wont fit a regular Yaris I expect, it isnt German either so much less of a worry than the 4wd turbo VAG stuff, anything fast can go walkies but see this as a less risky purchase from the theft angle.

nickfrog

14,138 posts

182 months

Friday 10th January 2020
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DD3566 said:
£27,700 according to Autocar
That's the converted Japan market price. Add 10% duty, logistics, UK mark up, perhaps differing taxation etc etc.

It might start at £29,995 though, you never know.

Superdavros

218 posts

197 months

Friday 10th January 2020
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Rsx Boy said:
Is it powerful enough?????
Maths time (and I may have this wrong).

BHP per tonne is what is appropriate here.

1260Kg divided by 1.26 = 1 tonne
260BHP divided by 1.26 = 206BHP per tonne

Same as:
2012 Cayman 2.7
1951 Jaguar C Type
2016 BMW M140 X-Drive
1997 Honda NS-X
1994 Lancer Evo II

I'd wager its powerful enough for the average keyboard warrior.

I wonder how the Toyota dealer will respond to an intergalactic mileage 997 in part-ex....

Krikkit

21,209 posts

146 months

Friday 10th January 2020
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breadvan said:
To pick a random comparator (from my back catalogue), this has a better power/weight than a RB5 (PPP) Impreza. 203 v 195 bhp per ton.
Great comparison - turbo, AWD rally hero converted for the road.

The 3-pot should sound pretty fantastic as well. I don't think I'd want anything more than that amount of power.

DanielSan

16,128 posts

132 months

Friday 10th January 2020
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It's unlikely I'll be able to afford a new one when they're released. A 3 year old one on the other hand will be very much on my next car list

Dave Hedgehog

13,179 posts

169 months

Friday 10th January 2020
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housen said:
thats really really special
and that's a worry, reading more its a very limited number run proper old school Homologation special

the ahole flippers will be out in force trying to get 80k for them no doubt ...




swanny71

2,201 posts

174 months

Friday 10th January 2020
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Yes please Toyota.

Shappers24

417 posts

51 months

Friday 10th January 2020
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Also 5 year warranty from new, so even a 4-5 year car would be a pretty safe bet in a few years time...

Much excitement.

hughcam

368 posts

130 months

Friday 10th January 2020
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Dave Hedgehog said:
and that's a worry, reading more its a very limited number run proper old school Homologation special

the ahole flippers will be out in force trying to get 80k for them no doubt ...
Where did you read that? Hopefully its not as I will buy one!

spikyone

608 posts

65 months

Friday 10th January 2020
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croyde said:
It'll be the most nicked with insurance to add.

I do like it though.
It doesn't have a badge that would appeal to your average score. I think you'd be fine.

Looks bloody awesome though, doesn't it? I can't remember the last time the PH forum was so unanimous in its praise of a newly-announced car!
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