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Do they offer any Corolla with a manual e-brake anywhere? Wonder if they will give it one to make it more inline with a rally car.

I have very found memories having great fun sliding around every corner I could in winter driving my wife's Isuzu Imark Turbo hatchback. Seems like it would be a shame to not have one in the GRC.
 

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Do they offer any Corolla with a manual e-brake anywhere? Wonder if they will give it one to make it more inline with a rally car.

I have very found memories having great fun sliding around every corner I could in winter driving my wife's Isuzu Imark Turbo hatchback. Seems like it would be a shame to not have one in the GRC.
As it stands the standard Corolla is an electric handbrake/ebrake.
 

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But since they are redesigning the tunnel to have AWD it wouldn't be unthinkable to put in a manual e-brake. Only a different trim piece would be required. The Yaris has a manual one (I'm sure there normal one has one as well but that's not the point I'm making).

Seems like they couldn't have any rally race heritage with a push button ebrake.
 

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But since they are redesigning the tunnel to have AWD it wouldn't be unthinkable to put in a manual e-brake. Only a different trim piece would be required. The Yaris has a manual one (I'm sure there normal one has one as well but that's not the point I'm making).

Seems like they couldn't have any rally race heritage with a push button ebrake.
Well that’s the thing we’re just speculating. No one knows what’s what until the official reveal. I will say the possibility of a handbrake is high just because the GR-Four AWD has a function where when the handbrake is pulled, it disconnects the rear axle.

but there’s always that small possibility it could keep things simple like the electronic ebrake as it’s been said to be a road/racing type hatch more then a rally car like the Yaris. But we’ll see soon.
 

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Thanks for that. At this point all posts are pretty much speculation. Simply talking about a feature that means alot to me like a manual transmission it is part of the drive that is engaging and fun in the right scenarios.

You have given me some hope.
 

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Thanks for that. At this point all posts are pretty much speculation. Simply talking about a feature that means alot to me like a manual transmission it is part of the drive that is engaging and fun in the right scenarios.

You have given me some hope.
Yeah no problem.

I can definitely see the Corolla being a visceral hatchback overall though.
 

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I really hope it keeps a manual brake. Either way, I'm probably putting in a hydraulic one anyway but makes it easier if it has a tradional e-brake with the ability to disconnect the rear axle
 

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I really hope it keeps a manual brake. Either way, I'm probably putting in a hydraulic one anyway but makes it easier if it has a tradional e-brake with the ability to disconnect the rear axle
I think it’s going to be a manual ebrake just because of the disconnect the GR- Four AWD has. I just really wonder what type of interior the Corolla will have.
 

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TheGreatGazoo posted a good render of it in the other thread. I think that render is basically what we'll see but less red on the dash with a slightly different center console to fit a manual e-brake. I will be thoroughly surpised and happy if they make it really special but I'm not going to keep my hopes up
Here's the photo in reference:
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Yeah the Rookie Racing one is used for a particular kind of racing and I would assume doesn't need a hydraulic or normal hand brake so they made it electronic for weight
 

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Yeah the Rookie Racing one is used for a particular kind of racing and I would assume doesn't need a hydraulic or normal hand brake so they made it electronic for weight
The Corolla already has a electric ebrake so I’m sure it was easier for them just to use a similar system. We’ll see. But the rookie racing is a GR Corolla essentially in racing form.
 
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