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I’ve been dailying this forum for around 6-7 months looking for news, props to you guys on the photo grabs, just registered. So I’ve been stoked/pissed at the GR Yaris since it came out, almost non-stop information soaking. The biggest concern I have about the Corolla is when it’s debuted is will it have a circuit pack equivalent option. I have a very good in with a local dealer, have been telling them I want one of these before they had any clue what they were, so I’m not that worried about acquisition. However, the circuit pack from the Yaris I have always thought would be needed at all costs from me, I’m wondering if you guys think it has a shot in hell of being an option in the US.
 

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Current rumours point towards a "Rallye Edition" as the circuit pack equivalent. What that will include is up in the air obviously as we don't even know for sure if we are getting that edition/pack. I'd say it's very likely to have some sort of performance package equivalent since basically the entire package can be transferred over. Unless the GRC came stock with the circuit pack upgrades which I highly doubt. Considering it's the same drivetrain and brakes and that's all the circuit pack really changes, I'm sure they'll offer it as it's not as much money to do so since the parts already exist and fit
 

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I think the only option will be the package with accessories like the current Corolla HB has
 

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Current rumours point towards a "Rallye Edition" as the circuit pack equivalent. What that will include is up in the air obviously as we don't even know for sure if we are getting that edition/pack. I'd say it's very likely to have some sort of performance package equivalent since basically the entire package can be transferred over. Unless the GRC came stock with the circuit pack upgrades which I highly doubt. Considering it's the same drivetrain and brakes and that's all the circuit pack really changes, I'm sure they'll offer it as it's not as much money to do so since the parts already exist and fit
This is definitely what my gut tells me, I really hope they follow through with it. From past experience with f/r limited slips (trutracs in my Tacoma) it’s such a difference maker, and one of the aspects of the car I’m most looking forward to.
 

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I don't have a track anywheres close to me. I assume I will be going with the base as can be model
Track is one thing but also in inclement conditions, all 4 tires are spinning with limited slips assuming they’re all in contact with the ground. It really does make a world of difference in all conditions, especially one tuned to be minimally invasive by the manufacturer
 

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Id say there is a good chance as postulated the drivetrain is the same so the parts already exist.
 

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I believe the rumour of the Rallye Edition even says it'll include F/R LSD's along with the rear seat delete rumour
 

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This is definitely what my gut tells me, I really hope they follow through with it. From past experience with f/r limited slips (trutracs in my Tacoma) it’s such a difference maker, and one of the aspects of the car I’m most looking forward to.
Oh yeah, after driving my FJ with its Torsen center diff and the rear locker, nothing beats an LSD or diff lock. I'm very optimistic the 2 LSD's will be an option on the GRC
 

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I believe the rumour of the Rallye Edition even says it'll include F/R LSD's along with the rear seat delete rumour
I'm dubious about the rear seat delete being a package option, stripped editions have (almost?) never made it to US? Maybe the blanking parts made available for after purchase. But those wouldn't be shared with the GRMN Yaris seat delete parts and they'd have to develop those parts. Perhaps if they did a GRMN Corolla, but the chances of that I see less likely. The GR Yaris was made ground up for racing so the GRMN makes sense, and extremely limited and pricey, the GRC I see more as the sporty model of Corolla, like the GT-S Corollas of old.
 

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The GR Yaris I believe the back end is from the Corolla HB if I am not mistaken. There has been alot of talk about the seat delete..But I think it would be cheaper to go aftermarket than right fro. Toyota if they have as an option
 

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I'm dubious about the rear seat delete being a package option, stripped editions have (almost?) never made it to US? Maybe the blanking parts made available for after purchase. But those wouldn't be shared with the GRMN Yaris seat delete parts and they'd have to develop those parts. Perhaps if they did a GRMN Corolla, but the chances of that I see less likely. The GR Yaris was made ground up for racing so the GRMN makes sense, and extremely limited and pricey, the GRC I see more as the sporty model of Corolla, like the GT-S Corollas of old.
I'm doubtful of it but it's a cool feature if they do bring it. I'm not getting my hopes up for it as the only cars to really do such have been Caymans, 911's, etc
 

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I'm doubtful of it but it's a cool feature if they do bring it. I'm not getting my hopes up for it as the only cars to really do such have been Caymans, 911's, etc
Im with you, kind of destroys the whole purpose of a 5 door with the rear seats gone. What would be pretty neat is if they designed the seats to be easily removable for that purpose, that would fulfill both applications I think. With traction devices, and hopefully the rumored 296-304 hp rumors I’ll be plenty happy until the warranty’s up lol
 

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Track is one thing but also in inclement conditions, all 4 tires are spinning with limited slips assuming they’re all in contact with the ground. It really does make a world of difference in all conditions, especially one tuned to be minimally invasive by the manufacturer
Nowadays that would be taken care of by using the same systems that do stability and traction control, using the abs and software. Thats how many SUVs do it now, using brakes to slow the spinning wheel and transfer torque to other. No additional mechanical parts needed.
LSDs are much preferable for performance driving though.
 

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Nowadays that would be taken care of by using the same systems that do stability and traction control, using the abs and software. Thats how many SUVs do it now, using brakes to slow the spinning wheel and transfer torque to other. No additional mechanical parts needed.
LSDs are much preferable for performance driving though.
Very true, however, Toyota’s stability controls, abs systems, and traction controls have all sucked pretty bad in my experience. Although in their body-on-frame applications they tend to move at a snails pace updating them in any meaningful way. A mechanical traction device will always behave more predictably and in a more linear fashion from what I’ve seen.
Aside from that, the electronic tricks that force traction to the other tire always use braking systems which really doesn’t result in all the wheels being “driven” because those systems almost always chop the throttle while modulating brake pressure. Anyway, once you’ve experienced a mechanical unit versus it’s computerized counterpart it’s hard to really compare the two.
 

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I’ve been dailying this forum for around 6-7 months looking for news, props to you guys on the photo grabs, just registered. So I’ve been stoked/pissed at the GR Yaris since it came out, almost non-stop information soaking. The biggest concern I have about the Corolla is when it’s debuted is will it have a circuit pack equivalent option. I have a very good in with a local dealer, have been telling them I want one of these before they had any clue what they were, so I’m not that worried about acquisition. However, the circuit pack from the Yaris I have always thought would be needed at all costs from me, I’m wondering if you guys think it has a shot in hell of being an option in the US.
Just like the other guy said, the rally edition will be our version of circuit pack. Only thing I know so far, is that it'll have a rear seat delete for weight savings. That's the only confirmed fact from me.

Rally edition confirmed, rear seat for said edition, confirmed.
 

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Just like the other guy said, the rally edition will be our version of circuit pack. Only thing I know so far, is that it'll have a rear seat delete for weight savings. That's the only confirmed fact from me.

Rally edition confirmed, rear seat for said edition, confirmed.
How do you know this?
 
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