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Alright guys, I want to compile a list of the most pressing questions you guys have about the GR Corolla. The more technical, the better.

There's a good chance I will have an opportunity to see the car soon as we are nearing production, and hopefully there will be some engineering support there to answer any and all questions we may have.

Of course, we all want to know the basics; drivetrain, specs, looks, etc

But I'm more curious about the nitty gritty, what has changed on the G16E-GTS compared to the GR Yaris? What sort of differentials are available? What sort of AWD Logic is being used in the various modes. Is it the standard TNGA GA-C platform from the E210 Corolla, or is it using a modified platform like the GR Yaris?

My list goes on, but I wanna know what you guys are mostly curious about! I'll only have limited time and potentially even more limited time with engineers, so it'll be best to ask the most important things!
 

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To be honest Guff I think you nailed what everyone is after. I own a 21 HB and if the interior in it is a bit sportier with a manual and AWD with the G16. I don't live near any tracks at all so the differentials don't mean a hell of a lot for me...Are you the same Guff I am thinking of?
 

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I want to know if they'll have an option for adaptive dampers... One of the biggest reasons I've considered an S550 Mustang is the suspension setup. That Magenride tech is amazing. I can be comfy while highway cruising and daily commuting, then tighten it down for autocross/spirited backroad driving.
Really, any questions relating to the daily drivability of the car are relevant to me, as it'll be my only car.

What will peak torque RPM range look like? One of my biggest complaints with my Focus ST during autocross is trying to keep the car above 3.5k RPM for max turn coming out of a turn. I understand it's a turbo'd car and the torque comes in at mid-high range, but I'm curious what they've managed to pull off for low-mid end torque.

The ones you mentioned are all things I've wondered, too. Sure, they could just slap a slightly higher tuned version of the G16E in a corolla, but they could just as easily make some small mods to it. Knowing Toyota, they just might, to keep that reliability level up. One guy has a 500whp Yaris and all he's had to do to it besides aux fuelling and bolt ons is better valve lifters. That speaks pretty damn highly of the internal of the engine.
 

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I want to know if they'll have an option for adaptive dampers... One of the biggest reasons I've considered an S550 Mustang is the suspension setup. That Magenride tech is amazing. I can be comfy while highway cruising and daily commuting, then tighten it down for autocross/spirited backroad driving.
Really, any questions relating to the daily drivability of the car are relevant to me, as it'll be my only car.

What will peak torque RPM range look like? One of my biggest complaints with my Focus ST during autocross is trying to keep the car above 3.5k RPM for max turn coming out of a turn. I understand it's a turbo'd car and the torque comes in at mid-high range, but I'm curious what they've managed to pull off for low-mid end torque.

The ones you mentioned are all things I've wondered, too. Sure, they could just slap a slightly higher tuned version of the G16E in a corolla, but they could just as easily make some small mods to it. Knowing Toyota, they just might, to keep that reliability level up. One guy has a 500whp Yaris and all he's had to do to it besides aux fuelling and bolt ons is better valve lifters. That speaks pretty damn highly of the internal of the engine.
Interesting, that would be nice. But for me whatever the suspension is, sporty or much better than those standard XSE hatchbacks would be okay, because I'll be upgrading to coilovers to maximized the potential of the car

G16, 6 speed manual, Bigger brakes like the one from GR Yaris and an AWD are on the top of my list.

I love my 1998 RHD Subaru Impreza STi Type R, and I'll be keeping it and up to now I'm still restoring it. The GR Corolla would be my daily.
 

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Interesting, that would be nice. But for me whatever the suspension is, sporty or much better than those standard XSE hatchbacks would be okay, because I'll be upgrading to coilovers to maximized the potential of the car
Beauty of the magenride is that you can change almost the entire suspension setup and keep the dampers in place. ;)
 

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To be honest Guff I think you nailed what everyone is after. I own a 21 HB and if the interior in it is a bit sportier with a manual and AWD with the G16. I don't live near any tracks at all so the differentials don't mean a hell of a lot for me...Are you the same Guff I am thinking of?
Yep the very same Guff!

I think for the vast majority of us, it comes down to, "what sort of balance is being struck between 'boring Corolla' and 'rally machine"?"

I'm fairly convinced (considering Toyota NA's track record) that it will be less hardcore than the GRY. But I know for a lot of us, we desperately need this car to feel truly special to be worth it for us.
 

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I think you nailed it brother. I also think it needs to be less hardcore to keep it in most peoples budget. I bet I have watched your GRY video 50 times man super well made. I to almost lost my damn mind when I herd about the GRC. Great content keep it up. Where does albon come from?
 

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I think you nailed it brother. I also think it needs to be less hardcore to keep it in most peoples budget. I bet I have watched your GRY video 50 times man super well made. I to almost lost my damn mind when I herd about the GRC. Great content keep it up. Where does albon come from?
Thank you so much!

It's a long story haha but I had a show called "A Little Bit of Nothing" that I wrote a pilot for and it was terrible lmao, so it didn't go anywhere. That got shortened to ALBON, and I ran with the name for YouTube, and now we're here!
 

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I have the same questions as you man. Pretty much how much has the chassis changed and how development honestly was. Probably one of the most mysterious cars we’ve had in awhile. Nice to see you back Guff 😂
 

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If it has a Carbon roof, it will have to be built at Motomachi alongside the GR Yaris and Lexus LC500. They are the only ones currently equipped with the forged carbon production equipment.

The current Corolla is built globally, with US models assembled in Mississippi at TMMMS. The Japanese models are built at Takaoka and Tsutsumi, so it will be a manufacturing shift for them to spin up Corolla at Motomachi. Not totally unreasonable though!
 

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If it has a Carbon roof, it will have to be built at Motomachi alongside the GR Yaris and Lexus LC500. They are the only ones currently equipped with the forged carbon production equipment.

The current Corolla is built globally, with US models assembled in Mississippi at TMMMS. The Japanese models are built at Takaoka and Tsutsumi, so it will be a manufacturing shift for them to spin up Corolla at Motomachi. Not totally unreasonable though!
We'll see, until they've not release any info about it. We are all in the guessing game
 

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If it has a Carbon roof, it will have to be built at Motomachi alongside the GR Yaris and Lexus LC500. They are the only ones currently equipped with the forged carbon production equipment.

The current Corolla is built globally, with US models assembled in Mississippi at TMMMS. The Japanese models are built at Takaoka and Tsutsumi, so it will be a manufacturing shift for them to spin up Corolla at Motomachi. Not totally unreasonable though!
Isn’t the “GR” portion of Motomachi made with creating more cars in mind? When the GR Yaris was originally released, the Motomachi promo shared how it’s for more products. Then there’s some people who have said it was made for GR products going forward but I can talk to you about that at length later on like we usually do.
 

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Isn’t the “GR” portion of Motomachi made with creating more cars in mind? When the GR Yaris was originally released, the Motomachi promo shared how it’s for more products. Then there’s some people who have said it was made for GR products going forward but I can talk to you about that at length latter on like we usually do.
Yep, they said that it's designed to scale with all GR products. But of course, we'll see how it actually turns out! Built in Motomachi would be certainly give me more hope that this will be a truly special car.
 
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