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    GR Yaris Circuit Pack

    Apologies Guys but I cant recall the two RT users that took delivery of these little fun cars.

    Just wanted to find out how they were getting along with this little hot Yaris

    TIA Smiley


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    throt

    "I Have Done It!".

    991 GT3 pick up in October 2014.

    991 GT3.2 pick up April/May 2018. ( Hairy Chest Spec ).

    Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 Exclusive pick up June 2013. ( Shit Box )

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    Re: GR Yaris Circuit Pack

    One is me, but I think there are more than two RT members with a GRY.

    Personally I love it, such a little fun car. No problems so far, quick and nimble, cornering and small countryroads are a lot of fun. Even practical to a certain extent, it can carry one or two persons in the back, if the journey won't be too long. Front seats may be a little high, but that don't bother me. Very comfy seats in the front row BTW. Luggage space is limited, but no problem here for us, since we don't need that much space anyway. Also think it's an attractive car, with a good road presence.

    Never regret buying one. kiss


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    Re: GR Yaris Circuit Pack

    Thank you, Rossi

    Have a demo arranged tomorrow. Not sure Toyota are going to build anymore so may consider a super low mileage used one. They are fetching overs too, around 2k ( GBP ) above list.

    Yes, did read the sitting is high. i see how I like it then kiss


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    throt

    "I Have Done It!".

    991 GT3 pick up in October 2014.

    991 GT3.2 pick up April/May 2018. ( Hairy Chest Spec ).

    Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 Exclusive pick up June 2013. ( Shit Box )

    Rennteam Hairy Chest Advisor.


    Re: GR Yaris Circuit Pack

    High seat position makes getting in and out quite comfy, but may not be the optimum for a spirited drive. But in the meantime there are solutions for the lowering the drivers's seat which don't require a different seat. They even use the mounting of the standard seat. kiss

    AFAIK no more GRY from Toyota, so slightly used may be the way to go. I was lucky, as I found a dealer in my hometown, who had a backlog of a bunch of GRY, which were already spoken for. I could get one of them nevertheless. indecision


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    Re: GR Yaris Circuit Pack

    Standard mounting, that was a cock up then  indecision

    I bet its like a little go-kart .

    Did you go for the red ?


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    throt

    "I Have Done It!".

    991 GT3 pick up in October 2014.

    991 GT3.2 pick up April/May 2018. ( Hairy Chest Spec ).

    Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 Exclusive pick up June 2013. ( Shit Box )

    Rennteam Hairy Chest Advisor.


    Re: GR Yaris Circuit Pack

    I was the other one. Great little car, lots of fun. Highly recommend it. Best value for driving fun on the market as long as you don’t over rev it (very dangerous for that little gem of an engine). But check the driving position before buying one. Tall drivers will not like the experience. I’m 1.83m in height and I was at the limit.

    It was the only downside of the car and goes hand in hand with poor cabin visibility (including forward visibility!).

    Sold it a year and a half for the same price I bought it. I sold it because of lack of garage space.


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    Re: GR Yaris Circuit Pack

    Thanks Pentium. Who had a red one then ?

    I am roughly 178cm. 

    Sounds all good fun then, looking forward to the demo tbh kiss


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    throt

    "I Have Done It!".

    991 GT3 pick up in October 2014.

    991 GT3.2 pick up April/May 2018. ( Hairy Chest Spec ).

    Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 Exclusive pick up June 2013. ( Shit Box )

    Rennteam Hairy Chest Advisor.


    Re: GR Yaris Circuit Pack

    one is me too. Ive had mine around 4 months now, 4000km and 4 track days. Its a surprisingly nibble thing especially when its winter or wet. Mine has a number of track upgrades to make it durable (oil cooler, brake modifications, track wheels and tyres etc). It punches well above its weight and is a genuinely fun car to own. It sees more seat time and some of the far more expensive cars in the garage...

     


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    Re: GR Yaris Circuit Pack

    Thank you, Macca

    Certainly has the fun factor then, that's the reason why I am looking at it. It would be a daily fun run about.

    !0 yr warranty is great too kiss


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    throt

    "I Have Done It!".

    991 GT3 pick up in October 2014.

    991 GT3.2 pick up April/May 2018. ( Hairy Chest Spec ).

    Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 Exclusive pick up June 2013. ( Shit Box )

    Rennteam Hairy Chest Advisor.


    Re: GR Yaris Circuit Pack

    throt:

    Thanks Pentium. Who had a red one then ?

    I am roughly 178cm. 

    Sounds all good fun then, looking forward to the demo tbh kiss


    Mine is red, but I think there was another red one here.

    We're about the same height, so the car should fit. You can install a mirror riser for better front visibility.


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    Re: GR Yaris Circuit Pack

    Mine was red.


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    Re: GR Yaris Circuit Pack

    throt:

    Thank you, Macca

    Certainly has the fun factor then, that's the reason why I am looking at it. It would be a daily fun run about.

    !0 yr warranty is great too kiss

    Hi mate. I previously owned and daily drive a MK3 Ford Focus RS so in my initial test drive of the GRY I was not stunned. Its a similar formula after all.

    However I needed something for back road drives with the boys in winter months and for attending winter track day sessions where I would ultimately run in uninsured groups.

    I had retired my GT3s from back road sortes some years ago finding they were not really able to be be fully exploited in thiose situations. I have a lovely 2009 Lotus Elise SC which I use as a summer back road car and is just perfect....

    The GRY circuit pack in NZ was 30K GBP and the used marked suggested that I could own this car for a few years without loosing my shirt. I had watched them at the track and even in standard form they appeared capable - in the hands of a good pilot on some more track suitable rubber they could keep pace with 997 gen Carreras. In the wet its all over for everything including the GT cars when putting down a lap in track limited situations - the AWD chassis of the GRY comes into its own.

    I can suggest a few simple ways to make the GRY better if you do test drive it and fell like I did that its a bit "inert":

    Firstly. Geometry. The car exhibits some understeer out of the box and can feel a bit dead "straight ahead". Id suggest -2.5F and -2.0R alignment with -1.00mm front toe and +1.00 rear toe. 

    Also a DTUK2 tuning box is an immediate way to pick up some power and make the vehicle more exciting. Easily removed for services and can be be controlled by your phone via bluetooth on the fly.

    Lastly a cat back exhaust can be picked up relatively cheaply and there are many vendors in the UK. It gives the car a voice which it desperately needs.

    IMG_5947.jpgHeres mine playing with some ideas for hood vents,...


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    2022 Toyota GR Yaris, 2021 992 GT3, 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia QV, 2009 Lotus Elise SC


    Re: GR Yaris Circuit Pack

    Pentium:

    Mine was red.

    See one, love it Smiley


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    throt

    "I Have Done It!".

    991 GT3 pick up in October 2014.

    991 GT3.2 pick up April/May 2018. ( Hairy Chest Spec ).

    Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 Exclusive pick up June 2013. ( Shit Box )

    Rennteam Hairy Chest Advisor.


    Re: GR Yaris Circuit Pack

    Aww, thanks Macca for taking up your own time to post your pointers. Smiley

    If I purchase one I am not sure it will see a track but even still, I will note all down what you have said.

    Cat back exhaust is of real interest though to me if I do get one Smiley

    "In the wet all over everything'' Smiley Smiley

    As said, no more allocations at the moment but I am pretty sure they want to sell me one with 1200 miles on the clock.

    Again, thanks to all guys for the above.


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    throt

    "I Have Done It!".

    991 GT3 pick up in October 2014.

    991 GT3.2 pick up April/May 2018. ( Hairy Chest Spec ).

    Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 Exclusive pick up June 2013. ( Shit Box )

    Rennteam Hairy Chest Advisor.


    Re: GR Yaris Circuit Pack

    My pleasure mate. All three of those recommendations I made will suit you for road driving, easily reversible and not expensive to achieve. For the track I can suggest a bunch of other stuff (and a more aggressive alignment). I simply got lucky. NZ had a single 100 car allocation in 2021. I put my name down Nov 2021 was told it could be a year and then they announced a second 100 car allocation and I had mine by the end of April.

    Regardless what you end up doing let us know what your thoughts are after a test drive - hopefully they allow you to have a proper go down some country roads etc


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    2022 Toyota GR Yaris, 2021 992 GT3, 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia QV, 2009 Lotus Elise SC


     
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