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With very limited numbers of GRCs coming to my country I've been looking at some other options.

I have the option to get a very low mileage version of either the GRY (Circut Pack) 2021 or MK8 TYPE R (2019) and am weighing up the pros and cons.

Both are similar in price.

Which would you pick???
 

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With very limited numbers of GRCs coming to my country I've been looking at some other options.

I have the option to get a very low mileage version of either the GRY (Circut Pack) 2021 or MK8 TYPE R (2019) and am weighing up the pros and cons.

Both are similar in price.

Which would you pick???
Well I’m biased, I would take the Yaris because it’ll be the last homologated rally car and probably will go down arguably as one of the top 3 Toyota's ever.
 

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I drove a friend's FK8 CTR for a few runs in the mountains. For street driving, once the novelty of it being way more capable than you'd expect wore off, it's high limits actually became a detriment to engagement. It felt like the car was doing all the work and I was just along for the ride. Track driving might be a different story, but I just wasn't comfortable pushing someone else's car deep into go-to-jail speeds just to play with the limit.

I love that the GR-Four system has adjustable torque split settings. Sport mode's 30/70 F/R split might not be the fastest, but I have a feeling it'll be the most entertaining on the street.
 

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I drove a friend's FK8 CTR for a few runs in the mountains. For street driving, once the novelty of it being way more capable than you'd expect wore off, it's high limits actually became a detriment to engagement. It felt like the car was doing all the work and I was just along for the ride. Track driving might be a different story, but I just wasn't comfortable pushing someone else's car deep into go-to-jail speeds just to play with the limit.

I love that the GR-Four system has adjustable torque split settings. Sport mode's 30/70 F/R split might not be the fastest, but I have a feeling it'll be the most entertaining on the street.
Yeah I have heard similar statement from other people who have driven the MK8. The limits are too high for genuine fun on the road especially if you want to keep your license.
 

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Duh! A GRC forum, whats the answer?
GRC isn't the GRY. I hate to wheel out the press talking points but the GRY is a "homologation special". The GRC clearly isn't. The MK8 will be faster around a track then both. Also being that the majority of uses of this forum are from the US (where the most MK8s are sold) I thought people may be able to give their take or speculate.....but Duh.
 

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GRC isn't the GRY. I hate to wheel out the press talking points but the GRY is a "homologation special". The GRC clearly isn't. The MK8 will be faster around a track then both. Also being that the majority of uses of this forum are from the US (where the most MK8s are sold) I thought people may be able to give their take or speculate.....but Duh.
This is turning out to be false from initial track tests. Throttle House on YouTube put the GRC up against the Golf R at their home track and it beat the Golf R. In addition, returned a faster time than the FK8 Type R and even the LE version on Cup2 tires. MK8 takes the cake on straight line speed (even the manual version) but it seems as though the GR4 system puts down the power well.

GRY is more special, no arguing that though... we just don't get it in the USA
 
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