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Autocrossed The Yaris Today (Bad Back And All)

Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by racerb, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. racerb

    racerb Well-Known Member

    Yeah I took my Yaris out to the local autocross today, car did fairly well given my present condition, back has really been giving me issues of late. Well it is definitely no Celica, but the little car is a load of fun especially on a fairly tight course like todays. The Wife bought me an early Christmas present, a Midland XTC video recorder, similar to a GoPro, but much cheaper, I used it today and was very impressed. I was well off the fastest STF car, but still given my present condition can't complain at all....

    Last edited: Nov 30, 2013
  2. Mafix

    Mafix Owner Staff Member Administrator Donated!

    nice. are you going to upload a vid?
  3. racerb

    racerb Well-Known Member

    Mafix, the videos turned out great, I'm just having issues trying to download to the site here, but I'm still trying....

    racerb :corsair
  4. racerb

    racerb Well-Known Member

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  5. celica_gt-i

    celica_gt-i Well-Known Member

    I want to see that video:p
  6. ST165-2765

    ST165-2765 Well-Known Member Donated!

    You really need to talk to Toyota and get them to sell you this little beauty


    The three-door Yaris has never been what you'd call a flagship car, but Toyota's racing engineers are outdoing themselves to change that perception. The just-unveiled Yaris Hybrid-R is packed full of racing tech, including a legit "boost" button straight out of the movies.

    Starting with a tricked out Yaris shell, complete with slick lighting elements, Toyota's engineers next turned their eyes to the heart of the beast. The powerhouse they decided to cram under the Yaris' hood is a 300 horsepower turbocharged 1.6 liter GRE racing engine. Alone, a 300 HP engine would certainly do for a hatchback, but Toyota's engineers didn't stop there.

    Their next move was to cannibalize the drive train from Toyota's TS030 Le Mans race car. That bolsters the already-beefy engine by adding three electric motors and a supercapacitor to the mix, which is how this little pod of a car gets all the way up to 420 HP.

    The extra power doesn't show up all the time, however. Instead, Toyota has implemented a boost button that allows for short bursts of power. You can choose from either a ten second boost of 40 HP, or five seconds of access to the full 120 HP. While there aren't plans to release the Yaris Hybrid-R as-is, there remains hope for the model to inspire a new breed of aggressive, powerful hybrids. Rest assured, if hybrids start showing up with boost buttons, we'll be at the front of the line for a test drive.
  7. racerb

    racerb Well-Known Member

    Would love to drive that Yaris Hybrid, but I would just like to get 150hp out of the one I have. My car is extremely fun to drive as is, but could use just a bit more HP and a little more suspension tweaking.

    racerb :driving
  8. racerb

    racerb Well-Known Member

    I've tried several times to download my video to the site without success, so please check my Facebook page, Bob Lewis of Leland, NC, I was able to post it there.


    racerb :corsair

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