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    Shiny.

    I need me a Yaris GRRRRR

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    AWWW YEEAAHHHHHHHH thanks mate!

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    So yummy!

    If I could get a GR Yaris I would give it serious consideration.

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    So hot.

    Here I am thinking that the Yaris is kinda cool (the other two I think are much, much cooler) but may have been better if it was based on a larger car like a Corolla instead.

    But then, I look at the picture below and it is actually bigger than both of them. It's the 3-door hatch proportions that throw me off. What it really needs is more powah.

    Sadly, we will never see the potential behind this car in full WRC spec. It's the vestigial remnant of an unfortunately-timed rule change, but at least a handful of lucky motorists may still benefit from that.


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    The Yaris proportions are off because it's the shortest & tallest car of the group.

    WB = Wheelbase

    Code:
                   WB       Lgth    Hgth
    GR Yaris     100.8"    157.3"   57.3"
    22B           99.2"    171.9"   54.7"
    Quattro S1    86.8"    166.9"   52.9"
    911 (992)     95.5"    178.5"   50.7"
    Watched Harry Metcalfe's review of the GR Yaris and he compared the length/wheel base to the 911.


    Quote Originally Posted by Rare White Ape View Post
    So hot.

    Here I am thinking that the Yaris is kinda cool (the other two I think are much, much cooler) but may have been better if it was based on a larger car like a Corolla instead.

    But then, I look at the picture below and it is actually bigger than both of them. It's the 3-door hatch proportions that throw me off. What it really needs is more powah.

    Sadly, we will never see the potential behind this car in full WRC spec. It's the vestigial remnant of an unfortunately-timed rule change, but at least a handful of lucky motorists may still benefit from that.


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    So you're telling me Toyota built an awesome rally car that won't race, again?

    All signs point to the US getting a GR Corolla at some point, actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CudaMan View Post
    All signs point to the US getting a GR Corolla at some point, actually.
    Unfortunately, all signs point to the GR Corolla being a slightly tarted up Corolla to compete with the Civic Si, Golf GTI and not bespoke nightmare fuel that is the GR Yaris.

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    Yep. It was designed so that they could build a hotter WRC car, but COVID put a halt to their testing program early last year (in which they actually did build a GR Yaris WRC chassis) which meant that they wouldn’t have it ready for the 2021 season.

    In the meantime a rule change for 2022 prevents it from competing next season. But they do have special dispensation to allow it to become the basis of an R5 production rally car so we will see it pedalled through forests around the world, just not in the peak format that the car was destined for.

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    Dat 22B cornering shot.

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