Re : Toyota GR Yaris - official!

Re : Toyota GR Yaris - official!

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TramWrecker

195 posts

5 months

Saturday 27th February
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ecsrobin said:
Not sure, but I’m no good at launches (haven’t ever really had a need) and have some mechanical sympathy and on a poor surfaced B road with a slight uphill gradient got a 5.51 this week. Think that was about 2,000rpm. My first attempt I spun all the wheels and still got a 5.8 so close to the manufacturers claims in less than ideal conditions and with a less than ideal driver.
Very interesting, might have to start a new list of 0 - 60 times by everyone once they get their cars.

Seriously though, once I receive mine next week I'll do the run in period then probably have a crack myself. Lots, and lots of straight roads around where i live. Heck, I'll be blending in with the rest of the maniacs around here who seem to launch at every green light available.

PhilPol

145 posts

5 months

Saturday 27th February
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Pretty high claimed outputs from a plugin box, no videos of dyno runs or anything that I've seen though...

Power was increased from 257 to 316 BHP
Torque was increased from 360 to 421 NM

https://tdi-tuning.com/en-gb/news/february-car-of-...

ecsrobin

12,673 posts

129 months

Saturday 27th February
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PhilPol said:
Pretty high claimed outputs from a plugin box, no videos of dyno runs or anything that I've seen though...

Power was increased from 257 to 316 BHP
Torque was increased from 360 to 421 NM

https://tdi-tuning.com/en-gb/news/february-car-of-...
I’m led to believe no one has seen any proof with this box. I know the DTUK has been verified by other sources and some Toyota dealerships are selling them.

Galerion

179 posts

8 months

Saturday 27th February
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ecsrobin said:
I’m led to believe no one has seen any proof with this box. I know the DTUK has been verified by other sources and some Toyota dealerships are selling them.
Which makes me curious if that is really Toyota approved or not because obviously the engine warranty would be out of the window if you modify it.

ecsrobin

12,673 posts

129 months

Saturday 27th February
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Galerion said:
Which makes me curious if that is really Toyota approved or not because obviously the engine warranty would be out of the window if you modify it.
It’s not Toyota approved but the dealer will look sympathetically at warranty claims is my understanding. Certainly Toyota UK have even been posting about the Litchfield modifications. https://mag.toyota.co.uk/uk-tuner-litchfield-eyes-...

PhilPol

145 posts

5 months

Sunday 28th February
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For anyone who appreciates a good weld... and a nice rally tone...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2kaOMuc7ko

PhilPol

145 posts

5 months

Sunday 28th February
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And a stock GRY keeping an EVO honest...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZK1jdCaS7w0

And here finishing 3.5 seconds behind a 410bhp EVO over a 2 minute lap!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqXmT7aExK4

Edited by PhilPol on Sunday 28th February 08:58

YellowbirdCH

3 posts

4 months

Sunday 28th February
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I think Japanese firms have a different view on restricting sales than Porsche, Ferrari etc. Many years ago I bought a new limited edition Integra Type R. Only 500 units to be built if I remember correctly. I was surprised when Honda announced another batch. The dealer explained that there would be no more white cars, but of course there would be other colours....still a great car.

Frimley111R

11,380 posts

198 months

Sunday 28th February
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PhilPol said:
And a stock GRY keeping an EVO honest...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZK1jdCaS7w0

And here finishing 3.5 seconds behind a 410bhp EVO over a 2 minute lap!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqXmT7aExK4

Edited by PhilPol on Sunday 28th February 08:58
TBH, that's just progress. I remember seeing a Lancia Delta Integrale get beaten on a lap by a diesel Astra! (Sad days)

ChrisW.

3,955 posts

219 months

Sunday 28th February
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YellowbirdCH said:
I think Japanese firms have a different view on restricting sales than Porsche, Ferrari etc. Many years ago I bought a new limited edition Integra Type R. Only 500 units to be built if I remember correctly. I was surprised when Honda announced another batch. The dealer explained that there would be no more white cars, but of course there would be other colours....still a great car.
The follow up cars were black as far as I recall ...

I also bought a white one ... a fantastic car but my childrens' heads touched the rear window frame in the back ....


Edited by ChrisW. on Sunday 28th February 19:57

seawise

1,835 posts

170 months

Sunday 28th February
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The Litchfield suspension development Yaris made £41,500 for the seller on Collecting Cars auction site tonight. The buyer pays another 6pcnt on top in fees. Pretty strong money !

RB Will

6,924 posts

204 months

Sunday 28th February
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ecsrobin said:
Galerion said:
Which makes me curious if that is really Toyota approved or not because obviously the engine warranty would be out of the window if you modify it.
It’s not Toyota approved but the dealer will look sympathetically at warranty claims is my understanding. Certainly Toyota UK have even been posting about the Litchfield modifications. https://mag.toyota.co.uk/uk-tuner-litchfield-eyes-...
Though at the end of the article they do say they don’t condone mods and the first few public comments are will this bork the warranty and Toyotas reply is any mods will bork your warranty

untakenname

3,605 posts

156 months

Monday 1st March
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Came across the first one I've seen on the road at the weekend whilst walking across Blackheath common, looked nice in the sun.

rossfitz

403 posts

215 months

Monday 1st March
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seawise said:
The Litchfield suspension development Yaris made £41,500 for the seller on Collecting Cars auction site tonight. The buyer pays another 6pcnt on top in fees. Pretty strong money !
So 44,000 all in with a 4000 pounds tuning and suspension pack. 6,000 pounds premium then with no wait time on car or Litchfield kit (which I believe now has a waiting list too)

Still 4 months or so until mine arrives, but that suspension upgrade interests me. Does anyone know how easy the adjustments are on the nitron springs/dampers? I'm not mechanically minded, but if it's simply a matter of a few clicks on an easily reached part then happy days.



TramWrecker

195 posts

5 months

Monday 1st March
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Guys, whats your opinion on this situation, I got the car for 22k pounds, and if someone offered 27k to take off my hands, yay or nay?

MiseryStreak

2,439 posts

171 months

Monday 1st March
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TramWrecker said:
Guys, whats your opinion on this situation, I got the car for 22k pounds, and if someone offered 27k to take off my hands, yay or nay?
You got your GR Yaris for £22,000?

No, I wouldn’t sell it. But if you don’t really want it and would rather have an easy £5,000 profit then of course you should. Why is it only worth £27,000 now though? Is it a Cat D? hehe

ecsrobin

12,673 posts

129 months

Monday 1st March
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MiseryStreak said:
TramWrecker said:
Guys, whats your opinion on this situation, I got the car for 22k pounds, and if someone offered 27k to take off my hands, yay or nay?
You got your GR Yaris for £22,000?

No, I wouldn’t sell it. But if you don’t really want it and would rather have an easy £5,000 profit then of course you should. Why is it only worth £27,000 now though? Is it a Cat D? hehe
I’m guessing he’s Australian as that was the first buyers price. If you don’t want the car go for it. If you like your car don’t go for it.

StottyGTR

6,850 posts

127 months

Monday 1st March
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seawise said:
The Litchfield suspension development Yaris made £41,500 for the seller on Collecting Cars auction site tonight. The buyer pays another 6pcnt on top in fees. Pretty strong money !
I think BOTB bought it and are raffling it which explains the high sale price.

TramWrecker

195 posts

5 months

Monday 1st March
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ecsrobin said:
I’m guessing he’s Australian as that was the first buyers price. If you don’t want the car go for it. If you like your car don’t go for it.
Thanks guys for the enlightenment.

Yeah well I'll pick up in two days, in all seriousness I'll know for sure on the day.

I'm sure by all accounts from reviews, I'll be keeping it.

TramWrecker

195 posts

5 months

Monday 1st March
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MiseryStreak said:
You got your GR Yaris for £22,000?

No, I wouldn’t sell it. But if you don’t really want it and would rather have an easy £5,000 profit then of course you should. Why is it only worth £27,000 now though? Is it a Cat D? hehe
Im not googling Cat D I want you to tell me what that is?
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