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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-12-2017, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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Yaris GRMN Was Fine Tuned In Germany



Where better to fine tune the Toyota Yaris GRMN than in the country where the Nürburgring Nordschleife. A 150,000 capacity motorsports complex, the Nürburgring is where auto manufacturers go to test new models and weekdays are usually booked for that purpose. Makes sense for Toyota to do the same and its European branch has even released a short snippet of this process on YouTube.

European and Japanese specialists were flown in to Toyota’s small garage located 4km from the Nürburgring. Gathered there, they fine-tuned the Yaris GRMN as it deserves no less and the area is the perfect setting to push a vehicle to its limits. There’s the high speed autobahn with no posted speed limit, some nice B roads and of course the Nürburgring.

Their tenacity for perfection has paid off and all 400 units planned for Europe has already been spoken for. The new limited-edition Yaris GRMN’s popularity could attributed to its 1.8-litre supercharged petrol engine, delivering 212hp at 6,800 rpm and 250Nm of torque at 5,000 rpm. Or perhaps its dynamic drive with the aid of additional bracing drew enthusiast in.

“We know that if we do fine here, we will do fine in the rest of Europe”, said Stijn Peeters, the on-site technical director.

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Its information like this that will make increasing performance on our own a bit difficult because although we might be adding power or whatever it is we have to be becareful to not do anything that will take away from the areas it already does well in. For that reason i think that waiting for parts from TRD might be a good thing.
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If you have the experience and proper tools to tinker with the Yaris GRMN then by all means, but I believe most cars are fine as is from factory. Who am I to say I can improve on a vehicle specialists built? I think mods from the same brand is fine, but I wouldn't add anything aftermarket.
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If you have the experience and proper tools to tinker with the Yaris GRMN then by all means, but I believe most cars are fine as is from factory. Who am I to say I can improve on a vehicle specialists built? I think mods from the same brand is fine, but I wouldn't add anything aftermarket.
That's just you thinking about yourself but i'm considering what a good portion of owners will be up to because its rare that people leave hatches like this stock. Part of that is due in part to the fact the Yaris is sold right now in lower end trims, but helps to further justify aftermarket parts. Easier to sell TRD parts to Yaris owners regardless of trim vs 500 GRMN owners.
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