Yaris GR vs Civic type r on wet b roads?

Yaris GR vs Civic type r on wet b roads?

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jl4069

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186 posts

66 months

Wednesday 17th February
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Has anyone done a comparison between a Yaris GR (with or without litchfeld mods) driving on wet and/or damp b roads? Does the 4wd really make a difference? A back to back test over a few hours driving would be fascinating. Moreover which would be the safer more trustworthy drive?

I notice that most magazines haven't really done this, excerpting for evo's coty, where they were less than clear about the specific handling attributes of these two on the b roads they were driving them back to back on. They mentioned something about the civic r not being able to make up any ground to the Yaris. j

Brainpox

3,040 posts

115 months

Wednesday 17th February
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If the Type R is anything like my mapped Leon Cupra, it will spin up in 4th gear in the wet. I wouldn't be shocked if it was slower than a mini rally car in the rain!

Holgate86

178 posts

4 months

Wednesday 17th February
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It’s GR Yaris by the way and who cares what’s fastest down a wet B road.

PrinceRupert

10,166 posts

49 months

Wednesday 17th February
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Holgate86 said:
It’s GR Yaris by the way and who cares what’s fastest down a wet B road.
Lots of petrolheads? More interesting than what's fastest in a 0 to 60 traffic light sprint that's for sure.

Chuck328

1,363 posts

131 months

4 WD makes a massive difference on roads like that. Massive. I can attest to a stock Fiesta ST on pilot sport 4 tyres vs a mapped Evo 6 . Out of corners, the Jap wagon just goes, even in the wet. The Ford is always struggling for traction through first and second, occasionally third to!.

havoc

25,624 posts

199 months

Saturday
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If you had a closed road and the skills to use it, I suspect the Yaris would be...shorter wheelbase and 4wd.

That said, I can't apply maximum attack in my 12y.o. FD2 down the local B-roads because it'd be (a) licence-losing; and (b) anti-social to the point of stupidity, in terms of actual speeds attained vs ability to stop in the event of an obstacle. Can only imagine 10 years of progress making that even more of a problem.