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Looks like Toyota are bringing back the road rally car with this new Yaris a throw back to homologation specials 

 

https://www.evo.co.u...prototype-drive

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=ZObGpyDmgJM


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Having been watching its development. Looks promising.

Being a Toyota nothing will fall off and wont need to lift the bonnet.

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If Ford made a Fiesta RS, these are the stats you'd like on the car. I must say I'm very tempted.

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Certainly interested as unlike pretty much everything else that's a "marketing" Ltd Edition this one will be a back to old skool Rally Homologation special - kudos for that.

 

What's the expected weight 1200-1300kg? If that has anywhere near 300bhp it will be rapid!


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Certainly interested as unlike pretty much everything else that's a "marketing" Ltd Edition this one will be a back to old skool Rally Homologation special - kudos for that.
 
What's the expected weight 1200-1300kg? If that has anywhere near 300bhp it will be rapid!


It's seems the exact spec will be announced in Japan this January, expected in the UK in the autumn. Does look very interesting, and the 3 pot motor is to do with the new R5 rally laws.
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Current Fiesta ST is quite expensive when fully specd. Will be nudging towards the Toyota if projected 30k correct.

Think I would flash the cash in the direction of the Rising Sun.

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Current Fiesta ST is quite expensive when fully specd. Will be nudging towards the Toyota if projected 30k correct.
Think I would flash the cash in the direction of the Rising Sun.
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I've got a huge new Toyota dealership close by, I might have to wander in over Christmas

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It's seems the exact spec will be announced in Japan this January, expected in the UK in the autumn. Does look very interesting, and the 3 pot motor is to do with the new R5 rally laws.

We need more of this somehow, car could be a revelation in terms of a "drivers" awd car


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God I've only done 250 miles in my new Fiesta St, , , and I'm looking at replacing it....

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God I've only done 250 miles in my new Fiesta St, , , and I'm looking at replacing it....

lol :laughing:



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Seems Toyota is aiming higher than Fiesta ST. Focus RS & Cayman to name a few.

 

https://youtu.be/9YcuDwNv0B0

 

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it looks nice but with a 3 cyl engine i don't see it being tuned much (and remaining reliable, regardless of whether it is a toyota)


lol and at around 2.20 is that all the cars they've tried to copy in their parking lot  :laughing:  :laughing:  :facepalm:



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That's the way to do it and it will be a bargain at £30k. A 1 off built car with carbon, alloy, awd, I cant believe they can do that for £30k. Wonder what the performance pack will be though, will be at least £5k or more.
I've been saying for so long that Ford should exploit the Fiesta for the next RS to achieve weight loss, lower cost and make it more fun.

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It'll be more like £35k I would think (given all the bespoke parts over a normal Yaris), does look awesome though.

A bespoke body with carbon and lightweight panels, 4WD and closely related to the rally car. Want!

 

Shame it's 2 door only, and rear seats will be useless. If I had the cash, I'd definitely order one  :laughing:



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£30k plus the rest if it’s a carbon fibre shell and homologation car.



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Yes. £35k to £40k according to this.
https://www.autoexpr...urce=newsletter
Still sounds decent value for a special car.

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For that kind of money why wouldn't you buy a Mercedes a class AMG?

This is a 1.6 3 cylinder engine. What's the big deal about it?

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For that kind of money why wouldn't you buy a Mercedes a class AMG?

This is a 1.6 3 cylinder engine. What's the big deal about it?

I just applaud Toyota for building it shame ford and Skoda don’t follow suit imagine these as road cars 

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If it does happen Iam definitely in
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For that kind of money why wouldn't you buy a Mercedes a class AMG?
This is a 1.6 3 cylinder engine. What's the big deal about it?


Lighter, more nimble, more exclusive and collectable. I'll bet it's a real hoot to drive. I'll look forward to a decent review of it.
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