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« on: June 17, 2012, 09:26:13 AM »

At the last autocross, someone was heard to claim that Toyota "does not currently have a sports car".
I had no ready answer, but have been mulling over this ever since. 

Surely the company that brought us the Supra, the MR2, and, um, many other wonderful models that I can't offhand think of...
surely  they would never have abandoned motorsport and left us with nothing but boring old sedans and SUVs!

I considered attempting a bit of Photoshop wizardry, but as it turned out no help from me was necessary. 
Toyota does, indeed, offer a current model sports car - for those with the discernment to recognize it.



Ladies & gentlemen, I give you....



          today's dream machine for a new generation...






                           the Toyota Yaris!!








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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2012, 09:44:56 AM »

How about this :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lexus_LFA

Or this :

http://www.caranddriver.com/features/2012-toyota-ft86-subaru-0846

Both are race worthy from the showroom.
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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2012, 07:55:11 PM »

Strictly speaking I guess they don't, since the LFA is a Lexus and the BRZ is a Scion...
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2012, 05:57:21 AM »

Both are race worthy from the showroom.

Are you suggesting the Yaris isn't??
Clearly all it needs is a bit of paint and some stickers!   Grin

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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2012, 08:43:33 AM »

Strictly speaking I guess they don't, since the LFA is a Lexus and the BRZ is a Scion...

They are still Toyota's in my opinion. Just like an Escalade is nothing but a suburban with more stuff to break and spend your money on.
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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2012, 09:06:03 AM »

Note to self..... really need to work on my delivery.
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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2012, 01:13:32 PM »

Strictly speaking I guess they don't, since the LFA is a Lexus and the BRZ is a Scion...

They are still Toyota's in my opinion. Just like an Escalade is nothing but a suburban with more stuff to break and spend your money on.

I agree Smiley.

Regarding the Yaris...It probably has 10x more engineering hours in it than my Ferrari and is a much better car.  But, it'll never be as much fun.

The LFA on the other hand...
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« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2012, 06:25:11 PM »

Note to self..... really need to work on my delivery.

LOL

I got it.
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« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2012, 07:51:40 PM »

Why is there a British flag on the passenger side mirror of that Yaris ?
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« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2012, 05:50:20 AM »

Why is there a British flag on the passenger side mirror of that Yaris ?

I dunno!
You can click on either picture to go to a related web page.
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« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2012, 11:28:49 AM »

Jamie Bestwick, BMX rider/race car driver = born in England so far as I can tell
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« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2012, 10:36:39 AM »

That was me that said there were no Toyota sports cars.
This was discovered when I was car shopping (and ended up with my Genesis).
I walked through the whole Toyota lot and could't believe there wasn't anything sporty. 
LFA doesn't count - not affordable.
My quest took place fall of 2010.
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« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2012, 11:01:54 AM »

That was me that said there were no Toyota sports cars.
This was discovered when I was car shopping (and ended up with my Genesis).
I walked through the whole Toyota lot and could't believe there wasn't anything sporty. 
LFA doesn't count - not affordable.
My quest took place fall of 2010.

I think you should write to Toyota and tell them how disappointed you were, also let them know that you bought a Hyundai instead of a Toyota   :  )
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« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2012, 02:35:51 PM »

Why is there a British flag on the passenger side mirror of that Yaris ?

 I guess if Lotus can  stuff a Toyota engine in an Elise, Toyota can paste a Union Jack on a Yaris. Maybe Lotus should have a Rising Sun flag on their rear-views.....
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« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2012, 02:40:47 PM »

That Yaris looks like what SCCA is shooting for with the new "B-Spec" road race class.
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« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2012, 05:48:35 AM »

The FR-S is on my want list for my next car.
http://www.scion.com/cars/FR-S/
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« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2012, 08:40:51 AM »

Looks like a great car, but it hasn't been classed yet. Sam Strano bought one and is already developing go-fast parts.
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