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I’ve been following the rookie racing ever since Toyota introduced the Hydrogen Corolla. Keeping up with articles on Toyota Times I noticed the Corolla actually used a modified G16e and the same Yaris AWD system. It’s safe to say they were just testing the car in plain site for awhile. (Even how they have a GR camo Corolla already in the Easter egg posts)

Before anyone says “but it’s hydrogen” makes sense to start testing it with all types of tech for future regulation/emission possibilities, I’m also sure a gasoline one is running around as well.

 

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Hey Jeonsa, glad to see you on this forum too haha. Just made an account here. Really considering the GRC now, as well as the GR86.

Are you thinking this is about what our GRC will look like? I mean with regards to front/rear bumpers, and wider fenders? If it does, I'll be ecstatic. I always thought the newest gen corollas look so good.

I'm just hoping the GRC doesn't have the same gaping mouth as the GRY... I can't bring myself to like that front bumper and grill situation.
 

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Hey Jeonsa, glad to see you on this forum too haha. Just made an account here. Really considering the GRC now, as well as the GR86.

Are you thinking this is about what our GRC will look like? I mean with regards to front/rear bumpers, and wider fenders? If it does, I'll be ecstatic. I always thought the newest gen corollas look so good.

I'm just hoping the GRC doesn't have the same gaping mouth as the GRY... I can't bring myself to like that front bumper and grill situation.
Good to see a familiar face! Lol

From the Easter eggs the front bumper should be relatively the same but it will have wider fenders as well. Rear should look relatively the same but with actual exhaust tips.

As you can see with a image my friend sent me of the GR Corolla lightened up a bit, it shares the bumper and with some wider arches, granted not as wide as the race car but they are more pronounced

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Man it's hard to argue with that last photo. The GR86 looks good, but the corolla somehow knocks it out of the park for me. I love the front and rear. If only money wasn't a concern then the choice would be easy. Here's to hoping GRC is $35k or less.
 

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Man it's hard to argue with that last photo. The GR86 looks good, but the corolla somehow knocks it out of the park for me. I love the front and rear. If only money wasn't a concern then the choice would be easy. Here's to hoping GRC is $35k or less.
I was in a similar boat but my wife told me “well if you’re going to keep it long term, get it.” So I called up my dealer and cancelled my 86 order.

For me it’s worth getting a fully in-house Toyota this time around that’s built in the same spot the LFA use to.

This also might be it, especially with regulations changing and the 86/Supra are limited on time as well.
 

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If they can offer a Hydrogen car with GR performance -- at an affordable price -- it would be a game changer for Hydrogen. I'm optimistic, but the window for Hydrogen cars might be passing us soon if they can't get cost down and performance up.
 

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Toyota is one of the most innovative companies out there trying to do racing with alternative fuels. And with the owner Akio Toyoda being a racing nut it just shows that there is gonna be big changes in the future and Toyota will be on the leading edge of any new technologies.
 

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Toyota is one of the most innovative companies out there trying to do racing with alternative fuels. And with the owner Akio Toyoda being a racing nut it just shows that there is gonna be big changes in the future and Toyota will be on the leading edge of any new technologies.
Akio’s interviews about the topic are always funny to me because he separates his answers. One answer being the head of Toyota and the other as Morizo, the race car driver/enthusiast.
 
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