Toyota GR Yaris lap time at Tsukuba

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2020 Toyota GR Yaris completed a lap of Tsukuba in 1 minute and 4.8 seconds.

Track Tsukuba
Type flying start
Vehicle Toyota GR Yaris (Mk IV)
Power / weight 272 ps / 1293 kg
Driver Nobuteru Taniguchi
Time 1:04.808
Average speed 115 kph (71 mph)
Notes Yokohama Advan AO52 tyres
Submitted 02.02.2021 by FastestLaps
Source Option Auto magazine (Japan)
Views 239

Reference:   Option Auto - Nobuteru Taniguchi GR Yaris Tsukuba testing

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MattipuhGR  4m ago

Why weight is listed 1336kg? its 1280kg wet w/o driver.

 

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FastestLaps  4m ago

Because one source (forgot which one) listed it as 1387kg (including driver?) and 1336 is average of all known weight listings.


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FastestLaps  4m ago

Just further proof that GR Yaris is the fastest car in the world.

 

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Hoppelmoppel123  4m ago

I highly doubt that it is the fastest car in the world, maybe the fastest compact.


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FastestLaps  4m ago @Hoppelmoppel123

No, it is faster than everything, including Formula 1.


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196ss  4m ago @FastestLaps

My guess for your 3 favorite cars would be:
F50, LFA and this Yaris?


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FastestLaps  4m ago @196ss

F50 is my favorite car, LFA I like a lot and Yaris is the R35 / C6 ZO6 of this decade.

Think about how many years we had iconic Japanese 4wd sportscars like EVO, WRX and GTR. Now we have 4th option. It is big deal for car lovers and it happens once in 10-20 years that something significant and new like this comes along.


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FastestLaps  4m ago @196ss

By the way, the GT86 or "second gen hachiroku" was big deal too. But it wasn't punching above its weight like the GR Yaris, which is why I am comparing it to R35 and C6 Z06 which did this in late 2000s.


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FastestLaps  4m ago @196ss

WRX - boxer 4 with flat 4 opposed piston rumble
EVO - Inline 4 sound (with turbo swoosh and pop & crackles on liftoff, especially when modded)
GTR - high power, high weight, high speed, V6 sound
GR Yaris - 2020s green downsizing gen-Z/millennial/Greta Thunberg-compatible form factor, downsized Inline 3 turbo, bleeding edge tech, high boost, distinctive Inline3/Inline6/V12 type sound, very low weight for 4wd car

All so different and interesting in their own way.


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benedekpuskas  4m ago @FastestLaps

"But it wasn't punching above its weight like the GR Yaris"

There's a new BRZ/GT86/FR-S now, that might do.