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Old 11-19-2021, 12:44 PM   #25
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Location: Kirkwood

I just went to France for three weeks and I rented an Opel Astra hatch with manual and an I3 turbo motor making ballpark 150hp. Fun as hell! Sure it wasn't blazing fast, but damn was it fun and the front end felt very pointy and responsive. I absolutely LOVE the 3cyl it sounds amazing and it revs very smoothly. Much better than an i4 IMO. So I don't even think this car needs more power. zIf they get the balance and diffs sorted correctly.

Sure I am with you guys that we NEED and DESERVE a Yaris GR here in the states. I would buy one in a god damn heartbeat. But this motor has potential. Those Australian tuners already got a almost completely stock Yaris to 475hp at the hubs with nothing but a tune, some fuel pumps, and some heavier lifter springs to keep the valves in line.

I for one will watch this with great interest.
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