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Old 01-23-2018, 07:08 PM   #26
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So no US version?
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Old 01-23-2018, 07:30 PM   #27
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Usually if sold in Europe, slim chance it'll make it to the US unfortunately
Maybe there is hope Toyota will change their minds and bring it stateside
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Old 01-23-2018, 08:17 PM   #28
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I see a bunch of the Fiat Abarth's running around. This would be a neat, more reliable competitor for those living in cities and wanting a small car. That population in the US seems to be ignored by most manufacturers, unfortunately.
Spot on, I had a medium size rental car in Italy and quickly took it back and got a tiny alfa instead. It was brilliant through the very narrow streets and narrow winding coastal roads! Its all about the individual use of a car.
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Old 01-23-2018, 08:21 PM   #29
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Centrifugal are kinda a mixed bag; same parasitic loss of a roots, with a different effective/efficient RPM range, and similar packaging constraints of a turbo. I can't tell you why OEMs choose to go roots over centrifugal in SC applications, but I can say the packaging is easier with a roots, which likely plays into its preference.
most OEMs want responsive power, that is where a centrifugal sc is at its worst. not many cases where a centrifugal sc would be better than a roots sc or turbo.
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Old 01-25-2018, 01:27 AM   #30
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Centrifugal works the motor less since it's not at full boost until higher in the RPMs. It also artificially maintains a dead flat torque curve since it comes on as the engine's torque naturally drops off. I think centrifugal SC's are better for a daily that needs to drive in traffic most of the time, but get's a chance to open up on a track or a back road occasionally.
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Old 09-14-2018, 08:15 AM   #31
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Toyota Yaris GR Sport revealed ahead of Paris debut
Gazoo Racing-inspired variant gets uprated suspension and Yaris GRMN bodystyling

Toyota has officially revealed the Yaris GR Sport, a warm supermini that takes inspiration from the Yaris GRMN, ahead of its motor show debut at Paris in October.

Due on sale from late 2018, it will mark the first time Toyota has launched a GR Sport trim level in Europe, having launching the Japan-only GT86 GR Sport in July.

The Yaris GR Sport uses the same 1.5-litre hybrid powertrain as the standard Yaris, developing a combined 99bhp output from the four-cylinder petrol engine and electric motor.

Toyota has instead focused its performance upgrades on suspension, with Sachs Performance dampers and a solid anti-roll bar for added rigidity. Ground clearance has also been reduced by 11mm compared with the standard Yaris.

The GR Sport sits on exclusive black 17in alloy wheels, which are fitted with the same 205/45 R17 Bridgestone Potenza RE50 tyres as the Yaris GRMN.

Available exclusively as a five-door, it also shares its exterior styling with the Yaris GRMN, including a rear spoiler and black colour scheme for the roof, front grille, door mirrors and door mouldings.

Interior tweaks include GR-branded sports seats and the same three-spoke steering wheel as the GT86. GR logos have also been added to the digital instrument cluster.

Prices have yet to be confirmed, but the GR Sport is likely to carry a premium over the £20,150 top-end Yaris Bi-tone.





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Old 09-14-2018, 09:42 AM   #32
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Well I shouldn't be surprised they screwed it up; good work Toyota.
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Old 09-14-2018, 10:51 AM   #33
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Well I shouldn't be surprised they screwed it up; good work Toyota.
What, you're not swoon by that sweet 99bhp hybrid motor?
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Old 09-14-2018, 11:52 AM   #34
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Well to the future of cars, give sporty looks and performance upgrades, beancounter except dont touch the basic engine.
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Old 09-14-2018, 12:22 PM   #35
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What, you're not swoon by that sweet 99bhp hybrid motor?


Which should roughly be the same 1.5L motor in the 1st gen Scion xB. Which has an output of 106hp (U.S. spec).
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Old 09-14-2018, 02:33 PM   #36
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Which should roughly be the same 1.5L motor in the 1st gen Scion xB. Which has an output of 106hp (U.S. spec).
My wife had an 07 yaris 5mt, although the sedan version not the hatch; the car was super light and happy to rev and tossable; every time I drove it I would always think & say "man, if it had some more power, and better suspension under it, maybe even an LSD this thing would be an absolute hoot" and that's what I thought gazoo was going to do here, but instead, they didn't.

I feel like there is one guy in Toyota who in every meeting is like "let's make it fun and a bit faster, and look cool" and the other members say "yeah we should do that, well, make it look cool, but not that other stuff, nobody cares about that other stuff" and sadly, they aren't completely wrong

at this point, if you took a yaris and shoe-horned the new 2.0l/6mt combo from the corolla hatch into it, it would be considered a performance car.
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Old 09-14-2018, 02:53 PM   #37
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That seems to be Toyota's MO when it comes to performance products lately. The enthusiasts are like: "We want spicier hot wings!" and Toyota's like "okay, here's some butter!"
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Old 09-16-2018, 01:16 AM   #38
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Since Toyota got their Le Mans win*, why try anymore?
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Old 09-16-2018, 02:05 AM   #39
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Bi tone all the things.
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Old 09-18-2018, 11:15 AM   #40
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I mean, the only reason they even made a GR Yaris is this

https://i.imgur.com/Ra8uVXY.jpg

So why not spice it up a little, Toyota.
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Old 09-18-2018, 08:36 PM   #41
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Always wondered why theere werent more supercharged 4 cyclinders vs turbos.
We've had a few. The first Cobalt SS, TRD offered a dealer-installed supercharger kit for the first-gen Scion Tc, Mercedes did a couple; C230 Kompressor, etc.
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Old 09-18-2018, 09:33 PM   #42
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Also the original MR2, a few Lotus, etc
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Old 09-19-2018, 10:32 AM   #43
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Mini Coopers up to 2006 and convertibles up to 2008 also.
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Old 10-16-2019, 07:58 AM   #44
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European sales boss hints a performance version of the Yaris is forthcoming, linking in with the company's Gazoo Racing motorsport arm

Harrison refused to confirm whether or not a performance Yaris derivative would be a hybrid, adding: “Because of the strength of our hybrids in the sales mix [meeting fleet average CO2 regulations], it allows us the flexibility and scope to have lower volume performance derivatives like Supra.”

This suggests the brand is weighing up a traditional combustion engine option for a Yaris GR. The mention of displacement suggests the firm may upsize from the current flagship 1.5-litre unit. The limited-run GRMN version of the outgoing Yaris sported a 1.8-litre supercharged petrol engine puting out 209bhp.

Autocar understands the firm is also looking to do the same with the latest Corolla, with bosses saying a rival to the Ford Focus ST is "inevitable". With Harrison claiming we will see something pointing to a performance Yaris derivative in the coming months, it's likely that the smaller car is the bigger priority for now.
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Old 12-05-2019, 07:14 AM   #45
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Hot Toyota Yaris GR-4 shown on video ahead of imminent reveal
Japanese firm set to reveal new high performance concept as four-wheel drive successor to Yaris GRM

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Toyota is poised to unveil a Gazoo Racing performance version of the new Yaris, with a preview video stating the car is "coming soon".

The model, set to be a rally-inspired hot Yaris featuring four-wheel drive and badged 'GR-4', was due to be unveiled at Rally Australia earlier this month. However, the unveil was shelved with the event's cancellation due to devastating wildfires.

Although no reveal date is confirmed in the short video, it's described as the final test by Toyota's CEO Akio Toyoda, who is also the brand's Master Driver operating under the pseudonym 'Morizo'. It's now expected in the first few weeks of 2020, rather than later this year.

The machine will effectively succeed the previous generation’s limited-run Yaris GRMN as the range-topping version of the small hatch. The 4 in GR-4 is believed to stand for four-wheel drive, which would bring it in line with the Yaris WRC that the firm has fielded in the top level of world rallying since 2017. It is possible that the new car will serve as a ‘homologation special’, forming the basis for the next-generation Yaris WRC.

The new preview shows that its styling is familiar from the existing Yaris, but with the addition of far wider rear wheel arches and an aggressive bodykit to fit the car’s likely high performance brief. In a further nod to the car’s intent, it sports the camouflage livery used by most recent hot Toyota models of recent years, including the recently revived Supra.



At the launch of the revamped Yaris recently, Toyota’s executive vice-president, Matt Harrison, told Autocar that a performance version of the model would likely be launched to strengthen the link between Toyota’s road cars and its Gazoo Racing motorsport arm.
Video at auto car link

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Old 12-11-2019, 08:19 AM   #46
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The Japanese brand’s latest WRC homologation special will be shown for the first time at the Tokyo Auto Salon in January 2020

Toyota will reveal its forthcoming GR Yaris hot hatchback – a World Rally Championship homologation special - at the 2020 Tokyo Auto Salon, which starts on 10 January 2020. The car will take the 'GR Yaris' name rather than the 'GR-4' branding of the prototype seen in Toyota's teaser video.

The hot GR Yaris was due to be unveiled at Rally Australia on 17 November but, due to the catastrophic wildfires in the Outback during the time of the event, the launch was delayed until early 2020.

The brand’s teaser video reveals some details about the car’s design, most notably its flared wheel arches, aggressive front bumper and four wheel-drive system. Toyota Gazoo Racing’s chief test driver, Morizo Kino****a (otherwise known as Akio Toyoda, President of Toyota Motor Company), performs a full throttle launch during the short clip – and the 'GR-4' digs into the gravel with all four wheels.

The GR Yaris will also feature a completely reworked chassis and drivetrain. In Europe, the standard hatchback is fitted with torsion beam rear suspension, but a four-wheel-drive edition of the car is available in Japan – and it features more sophisticated multi-link configuration.

It will also feature a widened track, different suspension pick-up points, lighter components in key areas and a different aero package designed to help the rally car make better use of the huge rear wing allowed by WRC rules.

Gazoo Racing’s President Shigeki Tomoyam told us at last year’s Tokyo Motor Show, “For the next generation of rally Yaris we will prepare a homologation road car. We have to commit to producing 25,000 of them in one year, so it won’t be a limited edition like GRMN.”

Toyota GB sources declined to comment on what the GR-4 might be - or whether it will make it to the UK. But British customers are known for their love of extreme hot hatchbacks, making this a likely key market for a car that could have a price tag nudging £30,000.

Current World Rally Car regulations don’t specifically require manufacturers to produce “homologation specials” in the spirit of the old Mitsubishi Lancer Evo or Subaru Impreza STI models. But some brands have made use of market-specific editions to improve their cars’ competitiveness.

Peugeot produced a 206 with longer bumpers to make the 206 WRC fit into the minimum length of the rules, while Ford used an American-market version of the Mk1 Focus because its larger bumpers allowed improved aero and wider track.
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Longer version of the teaser.
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Old 12-11-2019, 01:35 PM   #48
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Daaaamn Toyota! This is the new Integrale, the new Impreza Turbo, the new Evo!

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That may actually be a new joint effort Subaru product in the near future. Lot of speculation swirling.
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but a four-wheel-drive edition of the car is available in Japan – and it features more sophisticated multi-link configuration.

It will also feature a widened track, different suspension pick-up points, lighter components in key areas and a different aero package designed to help the rally car make better use of the huge rear wing allowed by WRC rules.

Gazoo Racing’s President Shigeki Tomoyam told us at last year’s Tokyo Motor Show, “For the next generation of rally Yaris we will prepare a homologation road car. We have to commit to producing 25,000 of them in one year, so it won’t be a limited edition like GRMN.”
I'm listening and my unit is at attention. Please produce this!
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