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I would love to have a white one in my stable with the track pack. Alas, not possible in the United States.

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1.6L 3 cylinder 257HP
4wd with optional front/rear Torsen LSD
CF roof, aluminum hood, doors and hatch
18" forged wheels, bigger brakes than a new Supra (356mm 2-piece front 4-pot)
 

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I love how this exists but sad I will never own one. About as close to a rally "homologation special" as we're gonna get these days.
 

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We get them over here.
Mate has one on order, he is hoping to get it in the next few weeks, can't wait to go for a drive in it....
 

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Tunersedge here in Australia just got theirs and put it straight on the dyno from the dealer......


The aircon was on the first couple of runs.

Re-run it's made 155kw @ all 4 with no AC. Ambient temp is 27c.

Making 15psi at 2,000 rpm, spikes to 26psi and tapers off to 20psi and then stars to drop over 5,000rpm
 

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Wow, if they could add a trick AWD system and keep it around 2800 lbs it makes you wonder if Ford could’ve shaved some more weight off the RS.


I know it’s smaller than a Focus, but 600 lbs is a lot...
 

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The Golf R will be my RS replacement when the day comes.
 

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I'd sell my Focus for one if they came to the states. Not because the GR is necessarily better than the Focus, but because it's just too exciting and silly of a car to pass up. Really disappointed we won't get it.
 

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Wow, if they could add a trick AWD system and keep it around 2800 lbs it makes you wonder if Ford could’ve shaved some more weight off the RS.


I know it’s smaller than a Focus, but 600 lbs is a lot...
The regular Yaris starts off even lighter than a Fiesta ST. :). It still gained a few hundred lbs.

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Wow, if they could add a trick AWD system and keep it around 2800 lbs it makes you wonder if Ford could’ve shaved some more weight off the RS.


I know it’s smaller than a Focus, but 600 lbs is a lot...
MK3 chassis is FKN massive compared to a Yaris. A fiesta is better suited for comparison purposes. ................Also Ford has always and I say always done an RS on an outgoing chassis design. So we have in literal terms 2008-ish era uni body design work for a commercial release of a 2012 MK3 chassis worldwide.
Have you been in a Yaris, lol. (y)
 

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Another review of it.

 

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Wow, if they could add a trick AWD system and keep it around 2800 lbs it makes you wonder if Ford could’ve shaved some more weight off the RS.


I know it’s smaller than a Focus, but 600 lbs is a lot...
You wouldn't fit in a Yaris lol
 

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I've been looking at this line since the first unboxing I saw in 2018:

 
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No doubt it is an awesome machine and in Aus the first 1000 were priced very well.
But yes, the Yaris is not a practical platform, the rear seats are not useable and the boot space is terrible.

I also suspect it will be quicker on the track than the RS.....
 

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No doubt it is an awesome machine and in Aus the first 1000 were priced very well.
But yes, the Yaris is not a practical platform, the rear seats are not useable and the boot space is terrible.

I also suspect it will be quicker on the track than the RS.....

Power to weight ratio is an advantage on this car.
 

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Yep. Bastards.
Can't really blame them, just look at the subcompact market in the US- Fiesta, Fit, Yaris, Sonic, Fiat 500 are all discontinued. AFAIK, only the Mini Cooper and Nissan Versa are still sold here. It would make no sense for Toyota to federalize a niche 40k hyperhatch with limited practicality. I guess people said the same thing about the Focus RS at one point, but at least the base Focus was still a profitable car for Ford to make the campaign worthwhile.
 

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Can't really blame them, just look at the subcompact market in the US-...
Yeah, but they are bastards for teasing us on Twitter with shots of the car and asking who was ready for a new special performance car in the US, only later to reveal that it isn't the full-on homologation special GR Yaris we are getting but the same motor in a normal heavy dumb Corolla.
 

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Yeah, but they are bastards for teasing us on Twitter with shots of the car and asking who was ready for a new special performance car in the US, only later to reveal that it isn't the full-on homologation special GR Yaris we are getting but the same motor in a normal heavy dumb Corolla.
Ha yeah, that was a low blow to American enthusiasts. But I wouldn't write off the Corolla GR just yet depending on whether or not it gets the Yaris GR's AWD system (still unconfirmed). Even if it doesn't, it should still be a worthy contender against the likes of the GTI and Veloster N. We now know Toyota has the capability to make an excellent hot hatch.
 

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Ha yeah, that was a low blow to American enthusiasts. But I wouldn't write off the Corolla GR just yet depending on whether or not it gets the Yaris GR's AWD system (still unconfirmed). Even if it doesn't, it should still be a worthy contender against the likes of the GTI and Veloster N. We now know Toyota has the capability to make an excellent hot hatch.

Like the "Hatch"iRoku?

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Sorry can't help myself.
 
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