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Daox 09-12-2013 03:57 PM

Toyota Yaris Hybrid R (420 hp, AWD)
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Yeah, I kinda laughed when I saw the specs too. Interesting vehicle and technology though. 1.6L direct injection turbo puts out 300 hp. Then it has two 60hp motors for a combined 420hp. Oh yeah, and its AWD (FWD = gas, RWD = electric). Sounds fun.

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Daox 09-12-2013 03:58 PM

Another cool thing it mentions is the 'traction control' system doesn't kill power to the engine if it detects wheel spin. Instead it engages the generator to charge up the pack if the engine is putting out too much power. Neat idea for a race car.

justme1969 09-12-2013 04:48 PM

Ill bet
It is bullish in and out of corners I had a jeep commander that was all time command track. It was like driving a sherman tank under accel .

a8ksh4 09-12-2013 04:58 PM

It uses super-capacitors to provide 40HP for 10 seconds or 120HP for 5 seconds (in the race version). I need to start reading up on the capacitors now... that sounds great.

Xist 09-12-2013 05:55 PM

What kind of mileage does it get?! :D

97-civic-ex 09-12-2013 06:12 PM


Originally Posted by Xist (Post 390220)
What kind of mileage does it get?! :D

On our test drive, we averaged more than 60 mpg from the little Yaris, but with under 100 horsepower it was no ball of fire to drive.

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Oh wait, they were comparing it to the current one,... I haven't seen any mpg numbers then, but only been searching a little.

Daox 09-13-2013 09:40 AM

I bet you could do pretty good with a 1.6L direct inject turbocharged engine... IF you could keep your foot out of it!

Smurf 09-13-2013 02:59 PM

Looks like something that is built to hunt down and kill Fiat 500s. It's the black sheep of the mini-car family, completely rogue.

I like it :)

night9 09-13-2013 04:53 PM

My question would be Is there an EV only mode? Then you could have the best of both performance when want it and efficiency.

jeff88 09-13-2013 05:44 PM

If I were in the market and that was on the market, I would totally be looking at one of those.

The articles keep saying it's a GRE, but I don't know what that means? It's not the engine code, because E stands for electronic injection whicch this is not.

I agree with night9, there's a boost button, there better be an eco button (at least on a production, non-racing model).

I wonder if they employed Valvematic tech or left it old school with a throttle.

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